If the consumer knew for an absolute certainty that this pornography was made free of exploitation, would watching it still be harmful?
Articles from "Love & Relationships"
“Sex games/rough sex gone wrong” is an increasingly used defense to justify certain violent actions which lead to a partner’s injury or death during allegedly consensual sex.
“It wasn’t until I decided to quit porn and really focus on my family and wife that things turned around. It’s been the best 4 months of my life so far!”
“Up until I found out, I didn’t have a clue; but whenever I left him home alone, that different side of him would come out.”
Objects don’t have feelings. Objects are owned by people. If we turn people into objects, we no longer see them as having feelings and can’t empathize with them.
The following letter was sent to us recently by a man who knows firsthand the harmful effects of pornography and wants to change the conversation.
“My husband wouldn’t stop looking at porn no matter what I did. Then one day it dawned on me. What if I join in? What if I watch porn with him?”
It started out of curiosity but had a hold on him for probably at least 4 years. I was crushed, but also felt so naive for not knowing about it.
“We were in high school when I first met my future husband. He was my first serious boyfriend, so obviously, I had no real sexual experience.”
“It all started when I began noticing him staying up. Then one day I was going through our computer history and there I found it: loads and loads of porn.”
Among this study’s respondents, 13% of sexually active girls ages 14-17 reported already having been strangled during sex. How is this okay?
“I couldn’t hold down long-term relationships because I never knew how to properly have one. All my information about love was from the porn I watched.”