The possible negative effects of Pornography
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30-07-2014, 02:05 PM (This post was last modified: 30-07-2014 06:38 PM by Wicked Clown.)
The possible negative effects of Pornography
So, one thing that may have been nice about my Catholic convictions was going more than five years without looking at porn.

I know that it is a small percentage of people who are lead into sexually abusive behavior as a result of a porn addiction, but think in many cases it damages a person in some way, and gets them addicted to sex. This can lead to sexual perversions , that can lead to using other people to gratify one's lust. Like any addiction it can cloud one's judgement and blind the conscience a bit.

Porn can potentially be addictive as drugs and Can lead to marital problems. It can objectify both women (and men), leading to an increased need to gratify a sexual urge without any emotional or intellectual connection to the object used to satisfy the urge, be it a man, woman, or child.

The more porn consumed, the more money the filth industry makes, and if you are paying for porn, essentially, you are paying for sex. Porn can treat men (ussually wounded or immature men) to unrealistic, ill-mannered, and ungracious views and expectations about love, relationship, intimacy, and sex.

The unrealistic expectation will cause problems when the women the pornography addict gets with, do not add up to the beauty of the nearly unblemished bodies of porn stars, along with their experience in bed. Thus, this will make it difficult for their partner to satisfy them.

With any addiction, a desensitization from over stimulation of pleasure receptors leads to other extremes to achieve the same level of pleasure. This is what can cause some sex addicts to hire prostitutes , even if such behavior formerly went against their moral code.

In rare extreme cases, this greater need for more has lead the porn addict to act on their deviant fantasies which can be sex with children, and sometimes acting out violent fantasies which can lead to murder in extremely rare cases.

Keeping sexual images constantly on the mind changes brain chemistry so the mind thinks more and more about sex and loses interest in other things. This appetite for sex can cause the person deep frustration which blinds their ability to reason and leads to reckless behavior and sociophathic behavior, as any addiction can and has done.

Often men, (self included) turn to porn as an easy way to provide temporary relief from depression, anxiety, or loneliness, and the easy way out of having to go out and meet women, take some risks, and make the sacrifices that a relationship requires. This can in the end however lead to more depression due to the longing for what no magazine or internet site can offer, often just hurting one's self-esteem more and feeling more empty.

Ted Bundy (rapist and charismatic serial killer of up to as many as 40 women) in his interview with Dobson, said that without exception, every sociopath, rapist, childmolester, or sex murderer like himself, had an addiction to pornography.

Fastforward this till about 13 min into it and you will see Ted bundy last interview less than 24 hours before his execution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcuU17TOgAQ

(I put this in the philosophy section because it has to do with ethics)

Do you think that after leaving Theism that you should still see pornography as wrong and abstain from it? If you never had a pornography issue, your answer to that question can be theoretical, rather than something you experienced personally.
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30-07-2014, 02:12 PM
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
So, is there some question?

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30-07-2014, 02:15 PM
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
Put the question at the bottom of the OP. After I stopped going to Church and confession and praying my daily Rosary, I lack motivation to stay clear of porn because there are some breathtakingly beautiful women just a few clicks a way.

I don't watch the hardcore stuff anymore. Usually I just look at the stunningly gorgeous models at met art. com. Which, although they are nude, the point is not to degrade them.
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30-07-2014, 02:36 PM
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
I was never a theist and have no opinion on porn.

Perhaps, learning to accept and deal with being an addict, will help you to understand that you are alone and that you can only control you and not anyone but you.

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30-07-2014, 02:46 PM
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
There's no god watching or judging you, so you can beat that little fucker like it owes you money all day long if you want.
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30-07-2014, 02:49 PM
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
I suppose that porn can be like any addiction. Alcohol is fine, for example, as long as you are in control of it. When its a problem that starts doing bad things to your life then its a problem. I don't see porn as any less or worse than that.
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30-07-2014, 02:55 PM
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
(30-07-2014 02:49 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  I suppose that porn can be like any addiction. Alcohol is fine, for example, as long as you are in control of it. When its a problem that starts doing bad things to your life then its a problem. I don't see porn as any less or worse than that.

I was speaking of porn addiction where it becomes an obsession and something that robs a person of their self-control and a fairly good chunk of their life and affects their social interactions and behavior with others.

Most things that have potential for addiction are probably harmless in moderation. Probably not huffing gas , self-mutilation, and certainly beating or killing people in moderation isn't okay, but probably most addictive behaviors and some addictive chemicals are okay in moderation
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30-07-2014, 03:26 PM
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
(30-07-2014 02:55 PM)Wicked Clown Wrote:  ---
Most things that have potential for addiction are probably harmless in moderation. Probably not huffing gas , self-mutilation, and certainly beating or killing people in moderation isn't okay, but probably most addictive behaviors and some addictive chemicals are okay in moderation.

Who are you trying to convince and why?

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30-07-2014, 03:57 PM (This post was last modified: 30-07-2014 04:02 PM by Wicked Clown.)
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
Well maybe it is good for people to recognize the damage that pornography can potentially cause. Same reason why we would educate people about the damage that addiction to drugs can do. If it has the potential to harm oneself or others, then it is good for people to know about.

I'm also trying to get some feedback to grow in understanding and keep an open mind on things. There are not the same views about pornography now that I'm no longer embracing any Church's teachings as infallible on faith, morals, and dogma; But that doesn't mean it is harmless.

So it is one of many issues that some people will have to get the new but balanced and accurate approach to what was formerly known to be sinful or a door to the demonic.
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30-07-2014, 04:56 PM
RE: Ashamed of my pornography problem
(30-07-2014 02:05 PM)Wicked Clown Wrote:  ---
(I put this in the philosophy section because it has to do with ethics)

This seems to be about your personal issues, how is this relevant to ethics?

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