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Pornography is a distortion of God’s purpose for human sexuality

Pornography is a distortion of God’s purpose for human sexuality


Pornography is a problem that is difficult to deal with because we don’t know how to talk about it. In the old days porn was confined to graphic novels, magazines or DVDs. Today 71 percent of adults, 85 percent of teens and young adults who have viewed pornography did so using websites or smartphones.

Viewers can watch porn whenever and wherever they want.

For some teenagers their distorted sexual education has come from pornography. An Alberta University study found that one-third of 13-year-old boys admitted viewing porn. Teenage girls are more likely to view soft porn. The erotic male and female actors are following a script, doing sexual acts that are meant to arouse the viewers. Absent are any intimate expressions of love by committed couples who understand each other’s needs and likes and respond according.

Most teens are “sexting” – either on the receiving or sending end of sexually explicit images. About 60 percent of teens and young adults have received a sexually explicit image and 41 percent have sent one (usually from/to their boy/girlfriend or friend).

People use porn for various reasons, the most obvious being sexual arousal, but also for boredom, curiosity, and fun. The pornographic industry is basically run by men, for men using sex acts as a way to cause sexual arousal that is usually accompanied by masturbation.

The porn companies want people to become completely addicted to their product. An addicted customer keeps coming back for more. Their porn images excite, arouse and get the hormones flowing. No needles or drugs are necessary to get addicted to porn. Our bodies will make its own drugs just by looking at the pictures.

Psychologist Dr. Victor Cline says that sex and pornography can be a more difficult addiction to break than cocaine.

Family therapist, Dr. Jill Manning, in her research found six primary harms to marriage associated with using porn:

1) Increased marital distress and risk of separation and divorce. Porn presents unrealistic sexual activity that is far from two committed people giving themselves to each other in a loving act.

2) Decreased marital intimacy and sexual satisfaction. Sexuality is much more than a physical act. It involves the whole person – emotions, feelings, likes and dislikes, knowledge of other person’s sexual preference and background.

3) Infidelity. When some people are not getting the satisfaction that they see on porn, they look elsewhere.

4) An increased appetite for more graphic types of pornography and sexual activity associated with abusive, illegal or unsafe practices.

5) Devaluation of monogamy, marriage and child rearing. People try to imitate the abusive sexual acts they see on pornographic videos.

6) An increasing number of people struggling with compulsive and addictive sexual behavior.

Dr. Manning also found that children living in a home where pornography was being used were more likely to suffer from decreased parental time and attention, and had a higher risk of seeing pornographic material, parental separation and divorce and parental job loss.

In his book, The Centerfold Syndrome, psychologist Gary Brooks identified the relational impact on men who consume a steady diet of pornography:

1) Voyeurism: An obsession with visual stimulation that minimizes all other features of a healthy relationship.

2) Objectification: An obsession with body parts at the expense of the whole person.

3) Validation: A condition in which a man needs beautiful, sexy or sexually submissive women to validate himself and his masculinity.

4) Trophyism: Treating women as collectibles and property.

5) Fear of Intimacy: An inability to get beyond centerfold images of women in order to enter a real relationship.

God gave us our sexuality to continue the human race and to express our love in a committed relationship. The use of porn is a distortion of God’s purpose. Like all evil, it is seductive and toxic to becoming a real human person. Pornography is not harmless entertainment.