Not only are the harmful effects of porn often overlooked, but there are also many misconceptions on the issue. Most notably, many people believe that porn is just a “guy thing.”
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Men aren’t the only ones with porn habits. Research shows more women are consuming porn, and it’s having negative effects on their relationships, too.
“I fell once. Then I fell again and again… I felt even more ashamed. Here I was using other women in secret, stripping them of their dignity.”
“She was very hurt, but also appreciative that I told her. She told me she was glad that she didn’t have to find out herself and catch me in a lie.”
“I lived in shame and secrecy for so many years. I told myself that no one would understand, because this isn’t something that any other girl struggles with.”
“I can’t go anywhere without visually critiquing the men I see. I look at them like products and evaluate them like I am assigning their prices.”
Porn is influencing the upcoming generations of young women to believe that their bodies aren’t normal, and now, they’re electing cosmetic reconstruction.
Trapped, scared, and pushed into going through with it, my pain is someone else’s sexual fantasy. My desperation is someone else’s objectification.
Portions of this article were originally published on Huffington Post by Catherine Etherington, and reposted with permission. It has been edited for content and clarity. Internet pornography…
It’s time for society to finally come to the realization that porn is no longer just “a guy thing.” This is a human issue that can affect anyone.
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