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Porn Addiction In America

Below is a graphic that displays various statistics of the consumption of pornography, most of which is produced in the United States.

Tomorrow, I’ll discuss why internet filters are a must for ALL families!

5 thoughts on “Porn Addiction In America”

  1. I saw this first as it was reblogged by BeatifulMess, but I wanted to copy my comments that I posted in response to her, here.

    I wholeheartedly agree with you BeautifulMess. It’s been beyond destructive in our marriage too as you know. (In fact, the biggest posts in my blog have had to do with the similar subject headings as well).

    It also makes me saddened. It’s heartbreaking too. When i was doing the survey from Scabs the other day about how my husband’s SA has affected *MY* life, I had no idea how much of an impact it really has made on me. I knew I hated it, I knew I struggled with my feelings about it, but I didn’t realize just how deep everything went inside of me.

    When I think of porn, I too think of the lies, the lengths my husband has gone to view it, the things he’s done to hide it, how he too has put his job at risk, catching him literally in the act, more than once. It honestly makes me nauseated to even think of it now.

    What’s even more hard to accept is societies general and accepting view of it. How “it’s just what men do.” How people don’t think of it as a gateway to infidelity. How adamantly people will defend and justify it.

    My view on it is that it’s completely unhealthy and degrading. Some have wondered if it’s because I’m religious, but you know that it has ZERO to do with that at all (I mean really when was the last time I set foot in a church?). But because it has imacted MY marriage and MY family so severely. It desensitizes people in such a way that the desire for more…more…more…

    It is all consuming and perpetuates the addiction cycle. The compulsion, then the acting out, then the shame afterwards, rinse, lather, repeat. Those who are addicted, don’t actually WANT to be, I don’t believe they get fulfillment or true enjoyment out of it, but rather can not stop themselves. And then you have the problem leaking into every facet of their lives with the depression which gets worse with the shame from acting out. The financial impact, the job loss if there is one, etc. also contributes to the mental health.

    Reading that statistic about our children, that many are exposed before the age of 11. That’s astounding and so very sad. But when I think back to my own childhood? It’s true. I remember coming across my own grandfather’s magazines when I was 9 maybe? 10? I know it was pretty young. And obviously that was before the age of internet. Now it’s even easier. I don’t want my children’s first exposure to sex to be in the form of porn.

    I hope to take what I do know about porn and the affects and teach our children better. I don’t want to be like my mom and give them an nhealthy and unrealistic view of sex. I don’t want to be like my husband’s parents and NOT discuss sex at all and have them learn from friends. I want to be open and honest with them and have a running dialog with them troughout their rearing in hopes that they won’t repeat the cycle. I owe them that.

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