Negative Effects of Pornography and Mental Health

These days sexually natured content and erotic material has mass prevalence in the media and society. With more and more sexually orientated substance, there is an ever growing population of people who are affected adversley.

The Porn Industry and Money

The porn industry makes up for an astounding pecentage of the worlds generated income. Statistics reveal that the industry succeeds in making revenues of more than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple and Netflix all combined. Stats say that “Every second – $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography” and “every second – 28,258 users are viewing pornography online” a report stated on forerunner.com that the porn industry was making an annual revenue of $97.06 billion.

This is trully a staggering reflection of how the public has been influenced by sexually provacative material.

Often those who view pornographic material state that it is completely harmless, however these individuals are often unaware of the damage they may be causing to their psyches and also the effect on their social behavior and conduct. There is a huge increase of people who are currently suffering from an addiction to pornography.

Those struggling with this addiction, have been reported to suffer from various symptoms of emotional and psychological problems. According to psychalogical studies; men who indulge in erotic material tend to have disturbing attitiudes towards women. They are also often desensitized towards acts of a sexually violent nature. Poeple convicted of violent sexual crime have often discovered to have been avid porn users and in many cases; viewed pornographic material just before they commited a crime.

Effects of a Porn or Sexual Addiction

in most cases, porn addicts generally start off with soft porn and gradually move onto harder and more sado-masochistic content. Individuals who view porn and are married often struggle with relationship issues and conflict as well as intimacy complications. Statistically, the effects of a porn addiction appear quite detromental in terms of social demeanor and emotional well being.

Pornography de-personalises attitudes towards women and can provoke aggression in the viewer. One tends to start viewing women as sexually desired objects rather than spititual or emotional beings. This can have a major negative effect on the way men relate to women socially.

There are a number of networks and organizations which stand for the prevention of pornography as well as rehabilitation programs for addicts. People struggling in this area can seek help at sash.net or iitap.com.

Despite most of society’s lack of concern pertaining to the effects of harmful sexual exposure,it is evident that sexually explicit and suggestive multimedia has a huge impact on the world’s conceptions and practices of sexual fulfillment,also a general degradation of moral end ethical values.

The media could be blamed for continually advocating sexual miscoduct, but in respect of the fact that this is just the way society functions at present, it is the duty of this generations parents to raise children with an acute awareness of the dangers involved in succumbing to the lures of pornography.

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