Most oppose legalising pornographic film production: poll

Most oppose legalising pornographic film production: poll

Online sex performer Suthanya Nakhonjinda, 19, aka Nong Khai Nao (second right) appears at Parliament on Nov 16, 2021 to propose the legalisation of pornographic content and sex toys. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)
Online sex performer Suthanya Nakhonjinda, 19, aka Nong Khai Nao (second right) appears at Parliament on Nov 16, 2021 to propose the legalisation of pornographic content and sex toys. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

A majority of people are in total disagreement with a proposal for production of pornographic films to be legalised, according to a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

The poll was conducted by telephone interviews between Nov 22-24 with 1,315 people aged 18 and over of various levels of education and occupations throughout the country.

Asked whether they have ever viewed pornographic publications, 54.14% of respondents said "no", 45.78% said "yes", and 0.08% had no answer or were not interested.

Asked whether they had seen pornographic films, 56.50% said "yes" and 43.50% said "no".

On a proposal for the production of pornographic films to be legalised, 77.04% said they strongly disagreed with it, saying that would cause children and youth to become preoccupied with sex. They said such materials were immoral as Thailand is a Buddhist country, and they could also lead to more sex-related crimes and sexual harassment.

A much smaller number of respondents, 20.53%, agreed with the proposal, saying that people should have the right to produce pornographic films and other materials in the modern era.

The rest, 2.43%, had no answer or were not interested.

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