It's well known that 'queer theorists' successfully reclaimed the term 'queer', which used to be a term of abuse for homosexual, and turned it into a sort of verbal flag for the homosexualist movement.
Can we do the same thing for the term 'prude'? By far the most common statement I see on one side of the porn debate is 'I am not a prude' (the most common statement on the other side is 'I am against any form of censorship'). But I am always puzzled by what a 'prude' is. It seems like a term of abuse, given that so many people are so eager to deny being one. I have never seen anyone admit to being a prude. Is this because prudes are a bit like homosexuals were in the 1950s, and afraid to admit this. Should prudes come out of the closet? It's difficult to say, because whereas it was clear in the 1950s what 'homosexual' meant, it's not clear what 'prude' means.
So we can't reclaim a term if we don't know what it means. Time for some further research.