Porn Isn’t Harmless For Either Those Watching Or Partaking

Originally posted on Exposing the Truth, posted by Michael Thomas

Excerpt #1:

“As if that wasn’t bad enough, of the 50 best-selling adult videos (amounting to 304 scenes), 90% included physical violence against the talent; additional analysis revealed that of that 88%, 94% of the violent acts were committed against women.

Additionally, research shows that 9 in 10 men consume pornography. The largest viewing group of online pornography (the fastest growing market segment) is males 12-17, which means that boys who can’t even drive cars are re-writing the topography of their brains and exposing themselves to media in which it’s totally acceptable to spit, sperm and beat on a woman.

Online pornography has been associated with a rise in sexual attacks by minors (20%) , as well as increasing the likelihood of forcing another into an unwanted sex act (online) by 600% compared with control groups.

As a matter of fact, a 2005 study by Zillman and Bryant examining the links between pornography use and aggression resulted in such clear proof that the study, by ethical regulations, can’t be reproduced due to the inevitability of harming their research subjects.

Let’s repeat that:
Porn is so harmful, so conclusively detrimental, that the study proving the links was never again cleared for approval. That puts it in the same category of harm as the Stanford Prison Experiment, which incidentally, has also been ignored and none of its lessons applied to prisons.

Another study, titled “Pornography’s Effects on Interpersonal Relationships” by Ana Bridges at the University of Arkansas, noted that men who viewed ANY amount of porn were more likely to:

  1. Report decreased empathy for rape victims
  2. Believe that a woman who dresses “provovatively” deserves to be raped
  3. Report anger at women who flirt but refuse to have sex
  4. Experience substantially decreased interest in their partners
  5. Report increased interest in coercing partners into unwanted sex acts

(“Pornography’s Effects on Interpersonal Relationships,” 2006, by Ana J. Bridges, University of Arkansas. She also has a more recent study from 2010 which expands on this) “

Excerpt #2:

“So let’s get back to this industry, and let’s pretend that pornographers aren’t also sometimes dabbling in areas like child pornography. Let’s look at how the porn industry influences some of the adult talent involved:

Let’s look at what Belladonna, one of the biggest names in porn (ranked by CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in porn), has to say about her experiences:

“I like to hide — hide everything, you know?… And I’m not happy… I don’t like myself at all… My whole entire body feels it when I’m doing it and… I feel so — so gross.”

It should also be noted that, during a 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer for Primetime, Belladonna broke down in tears. When Sawyer asked her, “You keep describing these awful things that happened to you. Yet, you keep smiling. Why?” Belladonna’s smile wavered and her eyes watered up. “It’s so I don’t start crying,”

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