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9 Reasons Why Too Much Pornography Is Harmful

A long time ago, when a person wanted to watch porn, he/she had to go out to the store and buy a magazine or rent a video. The operating hours of the store, the mattress, the size of locked drawers, and other secret hiding places limited most people’s porn habits. However, since the world wide web became available to the public in 1991, pornography growth exploded. So much that anyone, including children who are smart enough, can easily access millions of adult material with a single click of the mouse.

Because of the ease of attainability of pornography, many new negative social, mental, and physical health effects sprouted up. Uncontainable porn consumption gets people into all kinds of trouble, just like these other 13 addictions. Below are 10 of the most common problems faced.

  1. Getting Addicted
  2. Most porn consumers get hooked from an early age. Once the person gets entangled, he/she will keep coming back for more. Pornography is a very powerful sexual stimulant, instigating sexual release usually in the form of self pleasure. The exciting sexual images seen often appears in the mind repeatedly and is usually intensified through fantasies. If you are a considerably intelligent person, you are more vulnerable because of your creative ability to fantasize, magnifying the passion of the experience, leaving you more easily influenced to being conditioned into an addiction.

  3. Desensitization
  4. Making a habit of masturbating at porn and finding more and more exciting videos as the old ones tend to bring less and less arousal causes sexual desensitization over a long period of time. This is because the brain gets used to your own ways of reaching climax. So in time, you may become less impressed by real women who suddenly ‘evolved’ into being too plain and boring for you.

  5. Infidelity
  6. Pornography does not lead to infidelity but the cheating nature of fantasy driven spouses do. Problems usually start when one becomes uncomfortable with it and the other tries to hide it. In a relationship, one person will always have a higher sex drive than the other, who will be looking for release without the problems of asking or begging for it. If there are already issues in the relationship, coupled with the difficulty of an unwilling partner open enough to try out the fantasies can sometimes accelerate one’s resolve to turn fantasies into reality.

  7. Divorce
  8. Everyone has a favourite position or at least have an ultimate sex fantasy thanks to ideas generated by pornography. In a marriage, the problem starts when the wife doesn’t share the husband’s fantasy. He may be eager to try out something new but she is reluctant. As a result, the married man feels less sexually satisfied, less attached, and eventually lose sexual interest towards his wife. Eventually, he may progress to the point where he decides to click on erotic personal advertorials in sites to look for more provocative and exciting people to fulfill his fantasies with. The wife on the other hand will begin to feel betrayed and repulsive when she finds out that he has been fantasizing about other women. Consequently, she begins to feel unattractive and sexually inefficient. So, it’s no surprise that pornography contributes to about 25% of divorce rates in the country.

  9. Sexual Objectification Of Women And Men
  10. As much as pornography is generally aimed towards men, it includes both men and women. In the case of women, the female body is portrayed to be sexually arousing and lusted after whereas the male body represents the way a sexually available and conquering man is supposed to look like.

  11. Low Sexual Self Esteem
  12. Women’s breasts in pornography tend to look perfect. Round, well toned and supple with no evidence of sagging. So do men’s in terms of penis size and girth. Even the kind of sexual activity seen is pretty unlike reality. Breasts in pornography aren’t the real deal, often stuffed with implants and augmented to mimic the perfect shape. The average size of a man’s erect penis is between 5 to 6 inches and not like a horse’s.

  13. Frequent Non Romantic Sex
  14. You see, not everyone retains the wisdom and clarity to be safe when it comes to having casual sex especially adolescents. Even with condoms on, you can still catch std like hpv, warts and herpes. The acceptance of non-romantic and premartial sexual behaviour increased with the acceptance and use of pornography. Daily usage of pornography has led to an average of almost 5x more sexual partners than nonusers.

  15. Hurting Your Children
  16. Anyone who is divorced or in a turbulent marriage with children can tell you that problems in the marriage will spill over to the children. If the computer is shared among the family, imagine the child seeing an internet browser history full of links to porn sites. On a side note, pornography is the first thing police look for in a pedophile suspect’s home.

  17. Self Destruction
  18. The three most valuable thing to a human being is time, money and energy. Pornography robs all three from being used productively for family and work. Behaviorally, it keeps getting worse. Soon, cravings for harder pornography like bondage, sadomasochism, rape and gore start surfacing. The worst is when these behaviours compel the addict to carry it out in real life.

Quit porn once and for all with the help of these 9 approaches.

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