Analysis Of The Published Research On The Effects Of Pornography
Internet pornography is a favorite form of entertainment or past time for millions of users around the world. The age at which individuals are first exposed to porn plays a large role in sexual expectations as well as the likelihood an addiction develops. The increase in access of young children and the adolescents to the use of Internet and the viewing of pornographic sites has posed serious threats and harm over the psychological and social development of these people (Mesch, G. S., 2006).
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Men are more than six times as likely to view pornography as females, 1) and more likely to spend time viewing it. Pornography is addictive, and neuroscientists are beginning to map the biological substrate of this addiction. 8. The following video offers a brief overview of the affect of pornography on the brain.
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Because pornography is portrayed as easy and quick, marital sex is then viewed as complicated and too much work. Many individuals use porn to stimulate themselves or their partners in advance of sexual activity. It found that 80 percent of women who engaged in these online sexual activities also had real-life sexual encounters with their online partners, compared to the much lower proportion of 33 percent for men.
One thing I want to mention is that pornography” of any kind is very difficult to study. A few years of a few people producing a handful of porn that promotes equality does not absolve nearly 50 years of porn that treats women as objects of gratification. Although it is completely within the norm for children and adolescents to experience a natural curiosity, when it comes to sex, certain kinds of pornographic content may prove harmful.
For one thing, viewing porn for masturbation, which is a solitary exercise, can draw you away from your sexual partners. There are those erectile dysfunction trying to defend pornography, and I feel that any arguement needs to take that into account. 22 Maddox, Amanda, Galena K, Rhoades, and Howard J.Markman,” Viewing Sexually-Explicit Materials Alone and Together: Associations with Relationship Quality,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (April 2011), 40, no. 2, 441-448.
Psychiatrist Dr. Samir Parikh is of the opinion that, "Pornography may or may not help; it depends on the personalities of the partners. Ben-Veniste, R. (1970): Pornography and sex crime - the Danish experience. My question is this: can someone who has looked at porn for 33 years (several times a week) overcome this dysfunctional brain programming??
I led worship and did ministry, but in no way was the pure and righteous life of Christ manifested in me. Masturbating multiple times daily, watching pornography, encouraging girlfriends to push past the boundaries of their comfort and convictions. Turn around now and realize what I should have long ago, porn is not your friend, it will not help you in any way, and it certainly wont help you with any of your future relationships.
Even users who were upfront with their spouse about watching pornography admit that they hide how much and when from them. Pediatricians and pediatric healthcare providers should understand the negative impact that widespread use of pornography is having on today's children and their parents and how they can help stop this destructive influence on the family.
I say leave to the non-addicted partner to decide whether their mate is worth sticking with, no matter what—those who don't see anything wrong with viewing porn, and expect their wife or husband to pay the entire emotional price for it, are nothing but selfish children that have completely broken the marriage contract—their mate owes them nothing.