posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:12 PM
reply to post by 00PS
Personally, I believe viewing pornographic material can lead to an addiction. However, I also believe that addicted or not, it is wrong. Like the
second poster in this thread stated, it caused major issues between her and her ex-husband. No doubt, we can find countless women that have been hurt
by their husbands/boyfriends addiction to pornography. What is more degrading than not being "enough" for your partner? I would be so hurt if I
found that out myself.
Pornography helps assist divorce rates, but also profits. It's availability drives a media-centred nation to crave what it feels it needs in all
forms of media, and thus sexuality makes its way into all aspects of society.
Whether you think its okay to view pornography or not just because the adults "consent" to it is besides the fact that it is degrading to your
partner. I don't want to condemn anyone, and I'm not, but personally I feel it would be very painful for my partner to find out that she wasn't
good enough visually for me, and I needed to get my fix elsewhere.
Factually, it drives down self-confidence. If you can find a partner that is cool with you seeing that stuff, then I will a judgment and say that that
personal is not thinking through things and that there is something wrong between the two of you.
As for the amount of men that do it, I would put the number around 80% regularly, and 40% chronically addicted.
As for females, I think the number is more around 20%.
My guesses on percentages are for the whole north-American population and exclude children and other parts of the population who would typically not
view this material.