As much as I dislike pornography, I don't think a ban would necessarily be a good idea.
A lot of you are missing the point; pornography has become noticeably more endemic, especially to this new generation.
I did a brief search, and I guess this should suffice for those who'd like some hard evidence:http://www.dailytech...rticle17037.htm
It would be interesting to study the longterm effects of a widespread and effective pornography ban. Its influence is significant enough to the point where its extremely rare to find a male whose brain hasn't been affected by some degree of pornography use, at least amongst our youth.
I think that thanks to the internet, pornography can become a detrimental tool for self-destruction for people that are not as capable of controlling their own addictions (people already predisposed to becoming drug addicts as a result of personality).
Does that warrant a ban? No, not in my opinion. As long as the production, distribution, and use of pornography doesn't hurt people or society as a whole, and the recreational benefits outweigh the risks, then why should we ban it?
Does that warrant treatment and perhaps a closer look into the effects of pornography on the brain? Absolutely, because sex and sex-related activities are hardwired into our brain, as the result of millions of years of evolution.
I'm sure that there would be consequences for our brain chemistry if we were to simulate "sexual conquests" at the rate of which many people are using the internet today, because of the feedback loops sexual activity utilizes within our brain.