Effects of pornography.
Sean Covey in his book, the 6 Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make: A Guide for Teens discusses the subject of pornography, referring to it as "The Drug of the 21st Century". In that respect, Covey is accurate, pornography addiction has many similarities to drug addiction. Invariably, the addict wants to break free, feels a certain amount of shame, but has a difficult time resisting that urge to return to this crack addiction for the eyes [and ears -TOG]. In the end, for some, it is easier to rationalize and justify than to take the positive steps needed to break free from addiction to pornography.
However, freedom from pornography addiction is possible. The first step to recovery, like alcoholism, is to recognize the problem and how it can affect you.
"Heh! Your stodgy old ways of missionary sex are over DAD! We have group sex with friends because a jewish actor, Seth Rogan, said its OK to do it once in a while. Lighten up! Don't be such a loser old man!"
Pornography is like a Drug
Pornography triggers certain hormones in our bodies such as adrenaline and stimulates the production of testosterone, oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin." Indulging in pornography is like indulging in a chemical cocktail. It gets you going. Like any drug, though, once the "rush" is over, there is invariably a let-down, or a bombardment of negative emotions. To get the rush again, you have to take another hit later. Therefore, the addiction potential for pornography is enormous. Like drugs, or alcohol, some get addicted after one time.
One "addict" said that he became so caught up in pornography, that it "ruled his life".
"WHAT! LEL! THAT'S RIDICULOUS! MOST OF MY MILLENNIAL FRIENDS WATCH PORNO AND WE'RE TOTALLY NORMAL PEOPLE! I CAN QUIT AT ANY TIME! THAT IS JUST HOW OUR GENERATION DOES IT NOW! YOURE TOO UPTIGHT!"
Is Pornography or Pornography Addiction Normal?
To answer the question simply, the answer is NO! Pornography is not normal. It is not normal to have sex virtually, with someone you don't know, with a fantasy. Pornography can ruin your real relationships, turn you into a selfish person, and you many find yourself involved in self abuse of a degraded kind. [Some pornography addicts masturbate five times a day, which is hardly normal.]
"Hmmm..... 5 times is day is hardly normal
you say? Can I get the actual statistical bell-curve graph before I make a decision on curtailing my masturbatory habits? per chance? (m'lady?)"
Edited by That One Guy, 22 December 2014 - 09:51 AM.