The Negative Effects Of Pornography

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The Dirty Truth about Pornography In the 21st century, people have access to so many things via the internet that past generations wished they had available. The distance from Los Angeles to Miami or what year Thomas Jefferson was born is now just a click away, but the internet also permits bullying, scams, and pornographic content. Pornography has caused a division for those who are for it and those who are not. Throughout the years, there has been a change in the viewing of pornography. Before, anyone who was interested in watching pornography would have to go to an adult video store to rent or purchase this content. Now through the internet anyone, no matter how young, has access to pornography. Though some may argue that pornography is …show more content…
Watching porn regularly can make someone sexually dependent on the sexual stimulation in order to go about on a regular basis, just like a drug addict is to their drug. Member of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience in the University of Chicago member, Katherine Derbyshire and Professor Jon Grant observe “The most commonly reported compulsive sexual behaviors [sexual addiction] are masturbation, compulsive use of pornography, and protracted promiscuity/ compulsive cruising and multiple relationships” (Derbyshire, Grant 2). Having to depend on pornography to function properly is a problem in it itself, but it also affects day to day life. It can ruin relationships, such as marriage and friends; interfere with work and other outside activities. Not only does it affect communications with the outside world, but it can also take a toll in a person’s emotions. In fact “Individuals with CSB [compulsive sexual behavior, otherwise known as a sexual addiction] report specific mood states often triggering their sexual behavior (96%), most commonly sadness or depression (67%), happiness (54%), or loneliness (46%)”, Derbyshire and Grant point out (Derbyshire, Grant 2). So pornography not only can affect people’s body and emotions, but it also can hurt those surrounding their …show more content…
Many justify lots of things with claiming it’s their freedom of speech, but in this act, it doesn’t work. It is said plain and clear that the freedom given is of speech, not of actions. Every action has a reaction be it positive or negative, and pornography as seen above can have negative outcomes. In the United States any action against the law must be answered for, and though pornography isn’t illegal, child pornography is, and who knows maybe the United States will follow the actions of countries like India (though it lifted its ban on pornography

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