Ron Jeremy Says Violent Games Bad, Sex Good!

During CES earlier this year, porn star legend Ron Jeremy trekked over from the Adult Entertainment Expo to speak at a panel. During his discussion, his comment saying that violent video games were more harmful to children than pornography.

"[Studies have] found that violent video games are much bigger a negative influence on kids," said Jeremy.

Ron Jeremy wrote in a Kotaku post a response to those who thought he was off his rocker.

"Sex is a natural, beautiful thing and a huge part of life. Medical and psychological experts agree that the act of intercourse and the associated hormones released actually improve happiness and well-being, but American culture shies away from celebrating or even mentioning it," Jeremy wrote. "Sex is treated in most of mainstream media like a dirty, evil thing."

He continues, "In contrast, there is nothing natural or beautiful about violence. Unlike sex, the average person will likely not kill anyone in their lifetime, thank God. And yet the American public glorifies violence on television and in video games. In most of the popular video games out there today, your character runs around blowing people's heads off or stabbing people to death as sprays of blood cover the screen. Would you really rather have your kids watching this than watching sex?"

"Two of the most popular industries in America are video games and porn," Jeremy adds. "No one bats an eye at murdering an old woman in a video game, but covering up nipple is every parents group's crusade."

Jeremy does clarify that he's not trying to knock the video game industry, but rather making an effort to stand up for the porn industry.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • BluntObjection
    Ron should play Mass Effect....
  • Marcus Yam
    bluntobjectionRon should play Mass Effect....I think that he'd rather star in a film called Mass Erect....
  • BluntObjection
    Or maybe "Call of Duty, Modern Wetfare"

    Porn video names knocked off from video games go!
  • aspireonelover
    I have to agree, porn is better.
  • ColMirage
    And I say "Shut up, you!"
  • TheDuke
    his points aren't bad. The only problem is the whole studies show part of his arguments. If he left that out he would sound much more credible or even better would be to cite multiple studies including ones on porns affect on young children. Porn for life
  • SAL-e
    The beautiful and natural sex is called Erotic. Most porn is not better then violence. But it depends how you define porn.
  • Vestin
    bluntobjectionOr maybe "Call of Duty, Modern Wetfare"Shouldn't that be "Call of Booty" ;P ?
  • AMW1011
    The problem here is that we are not talking about sex or intercourse, we are talking about porn. Porn, almost always, objectifies women, promotes sexual violence, and fails to show that which is beautiful about sex, passion. 90%+ of all porn is meant to be dirty and nasty, how is that good for children? Maybe I'm alone here, but watching a woman get slapped and called a whore over and over isn't what I would call a beautiful sight.

    On the other hand, neither is watching someones head get filled with bullets. The difference? Violence doesn't discriminate, it doesn't objectify, nor is it promoted by it's vary nature. The act of watching something violent does not make people WANT to partake in violence, with a few possible crazy exceptions. Porn on the other hand is meant to do just that, to make you want to have sex as it drives your hormones. Is there something wrong with that? Well, it is best for children NOT to want to have sex anymore than their natural hormones will persuade, but I also don't think it is the end of the world. The problem arises when they start to objectify women and look at them as less than human, which I'm sure most of us can remember having childhood friend that did just that. That is wrong and is a horrible by product of some parts of our society and should be guarded against.
  • darkguset
    Oh enough with Ron already! We have had 3 articles in the last month regarding his irresponsible and stupid comments. The guy does not know what he is talking about. The first article or even the second was fun enough, but 3 with potential for more in the future is just draaaaaaagging it too much...