Why do they call it porn?

Xavier7 Xavier7
What does the word porn even mean? Where did it originate from? Pornography is an interesting word for it-Just wondering what you know, and what you think.
12/03/2010
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Kindred Kindred
From Meriam-Webster online:

Origin of PORNOGRAPHY
Greek pornographos, adjective, writing about prostitutes, from porne prostitute + graphein to write; akin to Greek pernanai to sell, poros journey
12/03/2010
Xavier7 Xavier7
So from the origin of prostitution I take it that it's just sex, nothing more? Thank you for answering.
12/04/2010
ScottA ScottA
Yep, writing about sex. Not exactly sure why a different term wasn't introduced for pictures of sex.
12/04/2010
Xavier7 Xavier7
I don't like it. It just seems degrading.
01/23/2011
Illusional Illusional
Interesting
01/23/2011
punkstar283 punkstar283
Fun information!
01/25/2011
Lady Venus Lady Venus
Perhaps because they are making money from the acts of sex? Just a guess.

Interesting info though. I'm surprised I never googled that one myself...I'm a chronic googler.
01/25/2011
Quadropheniac Quadropheniac
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Originally posted by Kindred
From Meriam-Webster online:

Origin of PORNOGRAPHY
Greek pornographos, adjective, writing about prostitutes, from porne prostitute + graphein to write; akin to Greek pernanai to sell, poros journey
Ugh. Not as cheerful as I had hoped.
05/02/2012
theavocadopit theavocadopit
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Originally posted by Xavier7
What does the word porn even mean? Where did it originate from? Pornography is an interesting word for it-Just wondering what you know, and what you think.
lol
05/14/2012
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