The link to the article of the study conducted by Britain: www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/art…
Because, honestly, they argued their point superbly, I'm going to link to the points that jumped out at me the most.
"When you interview young women about their experiences of sex, you see an increased level of violence: rough, violent sex."
'Pornography is sexually traumatising an entire generation of boys.'
"If porn does have the insidious power to be addictive, then letting our children consume it freely via the internet is like leaving heroin lying around the house, or handing out vodka at the school gates.
And this toxic effect is filtering down directly into young girls' lives." -and that is scary.
"'Every bit of spare time I have is spent watching porn,' he says. 'It is extreme. I can't hold down a relationship for longer than three weeks. I want porn sex with real girls, but sex with them just isn't as good as the porn.'" -so it does ruin relationships... hmm, I am quite certain that it ruined one of mine (mostly because I wouldn't have sex).
"When I asked the children if there were parental controls on the internet at home, they all said no, their parents trusted them. They all admitted their parents had no idea what they were watching, and would be shocked if they did know." -and this is the article I intend to print out, bind into a booklet, and save for my future kids (or for the use of friends and family members in the same situation) for when they complain to me about not trusting them enough. I'll even highlight the quote.
"'You're watching bestiality?' I asked. 'That's illegal. Where are you getting this stuff from?' 'Facebook,' the boy said. 'It just pops up whether you want it or not, sometimes via advertisements. You don't have any control over it.'" - this makes me want to go yell at Facebook's CEO for allowing certain pages to not follow their own damn guidelines.
"It seemed as if the children's entire expectation of sex had been defined by what they see in online porn. The conversation was horrifying enough, yet there was worse to come."
And this, my friends, is what's teaching our kids about romantic sex. Pornography, a ruiner of relationships and a grotesque distortion of what love+sex actually equals. Thankfully, I have not had that distortion and actually know the difference, but that was back when the internet was relatively tame. What about now when the web has expanded and the porn industry has become sneakier? What about now, when music is so overly sexualized that when young adults listen to Nightwish songs concerning love and romance they don't even understand the wonderfully beautiful allegorical wording Tuomas weaves into his lyrics to describe the lover's first time or why the Nightingale sings? What about now, when children don't even understand the wording used in the Song of Solomon, a perfect illustration of sex and love working together equally?
If this is the future of the human race than I want nothing to do with it.
What's sad is the fact that I'm probably going to get more angry disagreements to this than resounding accords of approval all because people are so distorted and brainwashed that they can't see the damage done to them even if its staring them in the face.
Other related links:profiles.nlm.nih.gov/NN/B/C/K/…
-this one is old, but considering the fact that society seems to get worse than better, I would say that these are accurate figures I, myself, have witnessed from people either on the internet and/or in real life.marriage.about.com/cs/pornogra…www.psychologytoday.com/blog/i…marriagedoc.blogspot.com/2011/…www.socialcostsofpornography.c…
-the person who wrote this needs a medal and also logically, accurately, and factually refutes everyone's opinion of "porn doesn't actually hurt you". Uh no. Porn hurts you, especially when one watches it excessively. What makes it worse is that, with the internet, we don't always get a choice in what we watch if we don't have all of the proper filters on.motherboard.vice.com/blog/why-…www.apa.org/divisions/div46/ar…drlynnmargolies.com/Article2.a…