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New Major Study Catalogues How Porn Harms Marriages,Children

Postby evolution8 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:12 am

New Major Study Catalogues How Porn Harms Marriages, Children, Communities and Individuals

By John-Henry Westen

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009
( - The Family Research Council (FRC) has released a comprehensive study on the devastating effects of pornography, identifying its harms to countless marriages, children, individuals and communities. "Pornography corrodes the conscience, promotes distrust between husbands and wives and debases untold thousands of young women," explains the study's author Dr. Pat Fagan, Senior Fellow at FRC and Director of the Center for Research on Marriage and Religion.

While it is often said that it is harmless entertainment, the evidence shows, says Fagan that it is rather "relational and emotional poison."

Findings on Harm to Individual Users:

* Pornography is addictive, and neuroscientists are beginning to map the biological substrate of this addiction.
* Users tend to become desensitized to the type of pornography they use, become bored with it, and then seek more perverse forms of pornography.
* Men who view pornography regularly have a higher tolerance for abnormal sexuality, including rape, sexual aggression, and sexual promiscuity.
* Prolonged consumption of pornography by men produces stronger notions of women as commodities or as "sex objects."

Findings on Harm to Marriages:

* Married men who are involved in pornography feel less satisfied with their conjugal relations and less emotionally attached to their wives. Wives notice and are upset by the difference.
* Pornography use is a pathway to infidelity and divorce, and is frequently a major factor in these family disasters.
* Among couples affected by one spouse's addiction, two- thirds experience a loss of interest in sexual intercourse.
* Both spouses perceive pornography viewing as tantamount to infidelity.

Findings on Harm to Children:

* Pornography engenders greater sexual permissiveness, which in turn leads to a greater risk of out-of-wedlock births.
* Child-sex offenders are more likely to view pornography regularly or to be involved in its distribution.
* Pornography eliminates the warmth of affectionate family life, which is the natural social nutrient for the growing child.

The study notes that the main defenses against pornography are close family life, a good marriage and good relations between parents and children, coupled with deliberate parental monitoring of Internet use.

The study found that traditionally, government has kept a tight lid on sexual traffic and businesses, but in matters of pornography that has almost completely ceased, except where child pornography is concerned.

It concludes with a sobering note about the costs of porn to society. " Given the massive, deleterious individual, marital, family, and social effects of pornography, it is time for citizens, communities, and government to reconsider their laissez-faire approach," says Fagan.

Click here to download the full study.
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Re: New Major Study Catalogues How Porn Harms Marriages,Children

Postby evolution8 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:13 pm

Study on men who hadn't seen pornography - “We couldn't find any”
Date: 12/7/2009 9:13:25 AM

By Matt Friedeman,

Is this the legacy that has been passed on to the young people of America?

Researchers were conducting a study comparing the views of men in their 20s who had never been exposed to pornography with regular users.

But their project stumbled at the first hurdle when they failed to find a single man who had not been seen it.

“We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography,” said Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse. “We couldn't find any.”

Although hampered in its original aim, the study did examined the habits of those young men who used pornography – which would appear to be all of them.

Prof Lajeunesse interviewed 20 heterosexual male university students who consumed pornography, and found on average, they first watched pornography when they were 10 years old.

Around 90 per cent of consumption was on the internet, while 10 per cent of material came from video stores.

Single men watched pornography for an average of 40 minutes, three times a week, while those in relationships watched it 1.7 times a week for around 20 minutes.

The researchers couldn't find one guy who hadn't viewed porn. This is simply outrageous, but in our sex-saturated sulture, not entirely surprising.

Two quick observations. The average age of the first exposure to pornography was 10 years old. Our children must be protected, especially when they're very young. If someone gets hooked at a young age, it becomes much harder to break away.

Another telling comment from the article is that 90% of the pornography was from the internet. With the boom in technology has come the boom in ease of access to pornography. Kids growing up in this culture have sex thrown at them all the time. They must be protected.
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Re: New Major Study Catalogues How Porn Harms Marriages,Chil

Postby evolution8 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:11 am

Internet porn stats disturbing, not surprising
Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 6/24/2010 6:20:00 ... id=1061152

Startling figures have been released concerning Internet pornography.

The latest survey comes from Online MBA, which indicates that 25 percent of all search engine requests -- or about 68 million a day -- are pornography-related. Rich Schatz of the National Coaliton for the Protection of Children and Families (NCPCF) is not surprised, but he tells OneNewsNow that the findings should alarm everyone.

"It should be a great concern that the content that's on the Internet is extremely available," he laments. "It's available to younger and younger children all the time. It's a problem for people at work, and it's certainly a problem in marriages and relationships."

He goes on to note that pornography has always been understood to be a significant part of Internet traffic and says the study also shows that 12 percent, or about 24 million, of the websites on the web are pornographic. But outside of child porn cases, other illegal pornography goes unprosecuted.

"There seems to be the denial that obscenity, adult hardcore pornography, is harmful and is a serious crime -- and that denial is extremely destructive to marriages and families and young people," Schatz adds.

For that reason, several organizations, including the NCPCF, have banned together to work with Congress and the Justice Department to move forwarded on prosecutions.
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