The Porn Problem – 7 Negative Effects of Porn Consumption

Porn… is a problem. I think we all know that on some level, or at least most of us do. There are a number of arguments against its existence, and many against its consumption. I cannot singlehandedly take down a this multi-billion dollar industry, unfortunately, but hopefully I can help reduce how many watch it.

You see, I, like most men my age, found porn at a young age, even before puberty. By the time puberty hit, the internet wasn’t far behind, and with it mass amounts of naked ladies for me to feast my eyes upon. And that’s where this addiction starts. It starts in probably every case before our brains are anywhere near finished being developed. Before we really know right from wrong.

And that’s exactly what the porn industry wants. They want to reel in the ones who aren’t capable of defending their own hearts and minds from the infection that is pornography, that way they’ll be addicted before they even truly know what addiction is.

What I want to do with this post is list off some of the negative effects of pornography consumption. This isn’t in order of importance. Also, I am using the term spouse below because that’s what I have and that’s the only kind of relationship that should include sex. If that’s too old fashioned for you, I’m sure there are other, more pandering blogs out there for you to view.

  1. Your porn consumption is likely causing your spouse to experience shame about their own body
  2. It creates unrealistic sexual expectations, reducing both your enjoyment and that of your spouse
  3. It lowers your sex drive – the more you masturbate to porn the less you’ll have sex.
  4. It makes your spouse seem less attractive b/c you’re getting off to perfectly manicured sex models
  5. You never know if the porn your watching was created with actors/actresses that have a choice in being there
  6. Porn capitalizes on racist, rapist, incest, and other disgusting fetishes
  7. Porn is an addiction that takes your free choice from you

There’s a few issues among many more. There is no upside to porn consumption. Sure, you can get yourself off really quick, but that’s what losers do. Losers put only the smallest amount of energy into something and want the greatest return. It’s weak. Not to mention the sinful nature of it all.

I’m not sugar coating this. It’s absolutely weak.

I was addicted to porn, and yet here I sit by the grace of God able to type these words out with a clean conscience. If you are in that place, get out of it. Take control over your life and your decisions and stop letting pixelated sex make your choices for you.

Porn is a problem. It’s a drug. And if you can’t stop consuming it, you are an addict. That realization was a gut punch for me. There is no form of entertainment or substance or experience that will have control over me. Not anymore.

You have the choice to brush this aside, pretend you didn’t read it or that I’m crazy. Or you can be honest with yourself and take the first step toward taking back control over your life.

It’s up to you. I’ll be posting soon on how I overcame this addiction. If that sounds interesting, stick around. If not, good luck with life.

Until next time,
JP

Read the next post in the series here:
How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step One: The Battle of the Mind

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