Apparently it’s “Samantha wallows in self pity” hour.
I get really upset when I see discussions on porn posts from people adamantly defending porn and saying that people shouldn’t tell other people to start watching porn.
Like, it totally dismisses the very real experiences of people who have been negatively affected by porn and porn culture, and it doesn’t even have any basis in fact. None of these people have stopped to do the research that anti-pornography organizations have done.
And no one is telling anyone to stop watching porn. All of the movement that I’ve seen relating to porn addiction has been about educating, and creating critical thought.
Think about alcohol. No one tells people not to drink alcohol, but we are educated from a very young age about the negative effects alcohol can have, and despite that alcoholism and alcohol related deaths are still very prevalent.
With porn, there is 30+ years of research studying the neurological, psychological, sexual, and societal affects of porn, but it’s not being disseminated. In mainstream society and media, porn is generally seen as a completely natural thing to do, something has has no negative affects at all. Therein lies the problem.
Without proper education, porn is currently occupying the same space cigarettes did 70 years ago. It’s destroying marriages, families, and society quietly, because the media refuses to educate.