Originally posted by anglodemonicmatrix
reply to post by LimbicSystem
My exposure to porn has generally been after a football game or such with a few friends and pizza and beer more of a male bonding experience not gawking by myself,I can take it or leave it but the authors at the link are right there are many that develop major problems from it.As for using a credit card to look at porn Id rather use it on the real deal at the local girlie bar.
Originally posted by The Cusp
Porn can make you gay.
Excessive straight porn could in theory turn someone gay, based on simple archetypal associations. The culprit is the classic "money shot", which almost all pornos end with. The target receiving the money shot varies, be it the breasts, face, mouth, boobs, back, butt, ect. The point I'm trying to make is that the female parts at this moment of maximum stimulation become little more than variables, whereas the only constant is the male member ejaculating.
That constant makes a stronger and more persistent association in the mind than the variables do, and someone could conceivably rewire their brains to become excited by the male parts rather than the female ones.
Just a theory I have.
Originally posted by unityemissions
reply to post by LimbicSystem
Hey man. You're definitely at the wrong site to be asking this. There's a lot of very self aware people here, who lack the common sense of the common man.
This is why you keep getting the answers that you're getting. The people here naively think/believe that if they are not all too influenced by things such as porn, or violent media, then it must not affect anyone else except morons. What they fail to realize is that only a small percentage of people are truly self aware. Most people are operating at a much lower level of awareness, and are heavily influenced by everything they take in.
Yes, I think it's dangerous.
Even if the statistics for rape have gone down, I don't think rapes have actually gone down. I'd go as far as to say that the reports of rape have likely decreased significantly. The people are obviously demoralized, man. Porn is certainly a small reason for this.
Yes, uhh...I put a lot of statistics.
Does Pornography cause social issues
Guess what. Since the arrival of Internet porn:
* Sexual irresponsibility has declined. Standard measures include rates of abortion and sexually transmitted infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), since 1990, the nation's abortion rate has fallen 41 percent. The syphilis rate has plummeted 74 percent. And the gonorrhea rate has plunged 57 percent.
* Teen sex has declined. The CDC says that since 1991, the proportion of teens who have had intercourse has decreased 7 percent. Teen condom use has increased 16 percent. And the teen birth rate has fallen 33 percent.
* Divorce has declined. Since 1990, the divorce rate has decreased 23 percent.
* Rape has declined. According to the Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey, since 1995, the sexual assault rate has fallen 44 percent.
Is Pornography a Catalyst of Sexual Violence?
Recent research suggests the opposite is true.
So in the last two decades, we have conducted a vast experiment on the social consequences of such material. If the supporters of censorship were right, we should be seeing an unparalleled epidemic of sexual assault. But all the evidence indicates they were wrong. As raunch has waxed, rape has waned.
This is part of a broad decrease in criminal mayhem. Since 1993, violent crime in America has dropped by 58 percent. But the progress in this one realm has been especially dramatic. Rape is down 72 percent and other sexual assaults have fallen by 68 percent. Even in the last two years, when the FBI reported upticks in violent crime, the number of rapes continued to fall.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
I do not watch porn. However, I do not believe that rape is caused by looking at porn. Rape is not based on sexual feelings. Rape is about power and control. It's causes have nothing to do with watching porn.