The effects of Pornography

The world today is getting more and more opened towards sexual acts. Sexual expressions are no longer a taboo in many societies. The increasing access to pornography has added so much acceleration to this aspect that the society today is getting more and more exposed to different sexual patterns. In a sense people may think this openness has brought some positive consequences in the society in the sexual psychology of the people but there are many dark aspects of pornography in the society which are rarely discussed.

Today, people in any place can access porn videos and other porn related materials easily through the internet. Mostly the teenagers has been found to be surfing mostly the porn sites in the first world countries. People are engaged in producing and consuming the pornographic materials in a regular basis. In this article, I will discuss the negative aspects of porn in the modern world.

The main group that has been directly affected by pornography are teenagers. Although porn sites require 18+ years of legal age to watch porn but there is no any system established to monitor either the viewer is of legal age or not. Anyone of any age can access to porn sites whenever and where ever he wants. So the young children exposed to porn have become porn addicted. Their sexual behavior can be noticed from an early age. Most of the times they spend surfing through the porn sites which has decreased their creativity and made them addicted to it in such a way that they are unable to engage themselves in any other creative works.

The increment of sexual frustration in the teenagers has resulted to rapes, unsafe sexual intercourse in the early ages and so on. This is the cause why the number of teenage moms are increasing day by day in the developed countries. It has also helped to increase the rape cases, sexual harrasments and many other sexual related crimes.

Porn Contributes to Social and Psychological Problems Within Men 

Young men who become addicted to porn, “neglect their schoolwork, spend huge amounts of money they don’t have, become isolated from others, and often suffer depression. Ironically, while viewing porn creates momentary intensely pleasurable experiences, it ends up leading to several negative lingering psychological experiences.

Porn Turns Sex Into Masturbation 

Sex becomes self-serving. It becomes about your pleasure and not the self-giving, mutually reciprocating intimacy that it was designed for.

Porn Demeans and Objectifies Women 

    ‘Softcore pornography has a very negative effect on men as well. The problem with softcore pornography is that it’s voyeurism teaches men to view women as objects rather than to be in relationships with women as human beings.’ Pornography gives men the false impression that sex and pleasure are entirely divorced from relatoinships. In other words, pornography is inherently self-centered–something a man does by himself, for himself–by using another women as the means to pleasure, as yet another product to consume.
Again, it needs to be emphasized, that this is not an effect that only rests upon those who have viewed porn. The massive consumption of porn and the the size of the porn industry has hypersexualized the entire culture. Men and women are born into a pornified culture, and women are the biggest losers.
    By inundating girls and women with the message that their most worthy attribute is their sexual hotness and crowding out other messages, pop culture is grooming them just like an individual perpetrator would. It is slowly chipping away at their self-esteem, stripping them of a sense of themselves as whole human beings, and providing them with an identity that emphasizes sex and de-emphasizes every other human attribute.
 Porn Has a Numbing Effect Upon Reality
It makes real sex and even the real world boring in comparison. It particularly anesthetizes the emotional life of a man.Pornography leaves men desensitivzed to both outrage and to excitement, leading to an overall diminishment of feeling and eventually to dissatisfaction with the emotional tugs of everyday life…Eventually they are left with a confusing mix of supersized expectations about sex and numbed emotions about women…When a man gets bored with pornography, both his fantasy and real worlds become imbued with indifference. The real world often gets really boring…”.

No comments:

Post a Comment