The Cause and Effect of Pornography Nessa Perez COMM 105 March.
16, 2010 Rebecca Coleman The Cause and Effect of Pornography “Pornography is a multi-billion industry so powerful it drives the direction of much media technology. ” (Jensen, 2007) The annual revenue in pornography business is $12 billion here in America and $57 billion worldwide. According to the reports every second more than 28 thousand-Internet users are viewing pornography and typically do it during working days. Although it is impossible to deny pornography in economic force, Jensen stated that the effect of pornography in the industry is often over look.In addition he said that people need to start asking some important questions like how does pornography affects people and what it means to be a man and how does it affect young man. Pornography addiction is a health hazard that western culture is only just starting to recognized.
Pornography today describe as a material that means intended to excite or explicitly intended for sexual arousal. Through the Internet, virtual reality, image delivery system, and interactive TV pornography has become an epidemic addiction invading hearts, homes, and intimate relationship.Statistic showed in 1996, here in America over $ 8 billion on hard-core film, live sex and sex magazines was invested in pornography. The website of watch over. org concluded that it is clear that one of the most disturbing issues in united state is pornography. Researcher showed that in 12 cities all across America that sex crimes and violent crimes was increase significantly in the area by which the sex shop goes in.
A violent crime against women is an epidemic proportion as well as the molestation raids against children.Researchers at the National Foundation for Family Research and Education concluded that “exposure to pornography puts viewers at increased risk for developing sexually deviant tendencies. ” It explains that pornography addiction can harm or damage young people, adult, spiritual aspect, and marital relationship. Some people believed that pornography addiction is like a cancer it spreads and it grows. In addition, some researcher said people who exposed to pornography could also affect their natural mental development and well-being. Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual’s concept of the nature of conjugal relations,” wrote Fagan. “This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior.
It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage, it is one of the factors in undermining social stability. ] (Taylor 2009) some people may think that pornography affects certain kind of people however, researcher show that no one is immune from the temptation to look at pornography.
Many well-respected members of society are living in secret shame because of their addiction to porn men as well as women. Pornography has developed a negative outbreak. It is so powerful that could control; damage individuals and families.
“Pornography impairs one’s ability to enjoy a normal emotional, romantic, and spiritual relationship with a person of the opposite sex. It erodes the moral barriers that stand against inappropriate, abnormal, or illegal behavior. Oaks 2005) Psychologist believed that there are three major reasons why people are involved with pornography: to see their fantasy performed, avoiding intimate relationship and to facilitate masturbation. However, some people said that pornography is like any other addiction like gambling, drugs, and food addiction; the only way out is to seek professional help or spiritual help. According Dr. V. Cline Its difficult to break free from pornography and it should not be underestimated.
“Promises don’t work. Good intentions mean nothing. ” People cannot overcome pornography by himself.The risk of using pornography is truly dangerous. It is hurtful and unsafe. It alters those who generate it and those who uses it. It is a display of insult for both men and women; a great danger for children and it should be stop. Pornography in general degrades behavioral aspect of well-being; fighting this problem needs effort in many areas.
For some people it is almost impossible to quit pornography especially if it is in addiction level. However, one of the benefits of overcoming pornography is the capability to be entirely committed to another person in a loving way; enjoyment of a true loving sex and true happiness.References Jensen, R. (September 01, 2007). Pornography and the end of masculinity .South end press.
Oaks, H. D (May 2005). Pornography of the Quorum of the twelve apostles. Scott Taylor Deseret News.
(2009, December 9). Study says porn damages mind, heart. Deseret News,B. 2.
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