I know you served on the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography in the 1980s. Update us on the pornography industry today, and tell us what direction it is moving.

It is extremely important to understand what is being produced and sold by pornographers today, although I can't adequately describe it without being more graphic than you would want me to be. If people understood the debauchery of this business, and what pornography does to the individual addicted to it, they would be far more motivated to work for its control. It is commonly believed that mainstream pornography is represented by the centerfolds in today's men's magazines. In fact, that is precisely what the ACLU and the sex industry want us to think. But if a man were to go into the sex shops on Times Square or in other large cities in the United States, he would find very few depictions of normal heterosexual activity. Instead, he would see a heavy emphasis on violent homosexual and lesbian scenes, on excrement, mutilation, enemas, oral and anal sex, instrumentation for the torture of men and women, and depictions of sex between humans and animals. Amazingly, there is a huge market for disgusting materials of this nature.

What has changed since the 1980s is the invasion of obscenity on the Internet. All of the terrible images that we witnessed during the commission, and worse, are now accessible to any twelve-year-old with a modem and a high-resolution printer. Much of it comes from Holland and other countries where there are no limitations on obscenity. It is disturbing to realize that many kids whose parents think they are doing constructive work on their computers are actually witnessing depictions that would sicken a normal adult. As technology advances, the pornography industry adapts to skirt the law and invade the heartland of the home.