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The Porn Trap

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September 7, 2013 by thejalebichronicles

A pit stop for those of you hurtling through life at a break neck speed.

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To most men, watching porn has almost become a rite of passage into manhood. In a country that is largely sexually repressed, watching your first blue film makes you an ‘adult’, capable of understanding the mysteries of desire, women and sex. Porn has become the only sex-education children can glean for themselves, and the content is clearly well-appreciated. Yet is there more to this coming of age process than meets the eye?

Multiple research studies indicates that intercourse has many health benefits and this is used to justify porn usage. This is an illogical statement, however, because sex and Imagepornography are two very different things. While the former involves courtship, touching, kissing, intimacy and an actual person, porn is just many naked girls on screen in quick succession and does not in positively impact the body at all. Making love releases hormones like serotonin, vasopressin, dopamine and oxytocin, which are linked to cuddling, bonding and falling in love. Porn on the other hand, merely releases dopamine, which is the hormone associated with rewards and satisfaction, and simply leaves you craving more.

When you’ve had a very powerful dopamine rush, reaching the state of normalcy becomes difficult and more importantly, unrewarding. This high then becomes something that is always sought after, and when it isn’t found, everything starts to look duller. Gradually, porn users lose interest in everything that doesn’t give them this high and everyday pleasures aren’t that pleasurable anymore.

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Research has found that young men who indulge in consumption of internet porn gradually lose their libido. Impotence and a notion of sex that is divorced from real-life is also a consequence. “It starts with lower reactions to porn, then there is a drop in libido and in the end it becomes impossible to get an erection,” said Carlo Foresta, head of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine.

This means that what’s looked at to save guys from dry savannahs is killing the flow to their bananas. Today, porn is viewed for sexual satisfaction by people of all ages, but particularly by the Indian youth, who, due to stricter rules and conservative beliefs are not allowed to satisfy themselves sexually without being looked down upon. The irony is not lost on us: The only so called ‘safe’ outlet for sexuality, ie: pornography, can cause more harm than the taboo of premarital safe sex is not lost on us.

ImageHowever, this damage isn’t permanent. The erectile dysfunction caused  by viewing smut can be reversed with complete abstinence in about five months’ time, before the Is the loss of ardour the only reason to say no to grooving it to girlie mags? The common misconception is that women enjoy making problem gets out of hand (no pun intended.)

porn. Little do people know that just like the flesh trade, most women are forced into the industry. This is as divergent from reality as flying carpets are, and recent research by the Pink Cross Foundation can confirm this. When the deaths of 129 porn performers were analyzed, it was discovered that many of the premature deaths came from causes like drugs, suicide, murder, alcohol abuse and

disease. It was also discovered that the average life expectancy of a porn performer is only 37.43 years whereas the average life expectancy of an average American is 78.1 years.

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Also, most porn stars are not allowed to use contraceptives because of the fantasy sex image viewers demand, which means STDs are rampant in the trade. First-hand accounts of the physical and emotional trauma suffered by porn stars is widely available on the internet.

Clearly, it’s time to reorient our society’s attitude towards pornography and its acceptability, and how we teach (or do not teach) our children about sex and love. If moral reasons are not enough suasion, the debilitating effects on the body of the porn viewer is good cause to give up this vice. Learn to love and respect women, and look for a sexual outlet that doesn’t take a pound of flesh from you and the people you are viewing for that one click of a button.

 –       Alaric Moras

Sources:

1.) The Great Porn Experiment by Gary Wilson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU

2.) Pink Cross Foundation Porn Statistics: https://www.shelleylubben.com/porn-industry

3.) Carlo Foresta: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/02/25/scientists-internet-porn-cause-impotence/

4.) http://yourbrainonporn.com/too-much-internet-porn-may-cause-impotence

5.) ( HYPERLINK: http://www.dnaindia.com/health/1825241/report-health-benefits-of-sex-revealed )

 

2 thoughts on “The Porn Trap

  1. Manish Raj says:

    Very well written Alaric. Pertinent and elegant. Keep it on.

  2. Megha Mehta says:

    Thank you so much for this article!! You said EVERYTHING that needed to be said!! I really hope there are people out there who are reading this. I understand that in a sexually repressed culture porn is perhaps the only outlet for one’s libido, but when it becomes an addiction it needs to stop. And kudos for highlighting the trauma faced by the women in the porn industry.

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