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Watching Porn Kills Masculinity

Watching Porn Kills Masculinity
http://intentionalwarriors.com/2012/12/11/watching-porn-kills-masculinity/

The New York Times recently ran this piece on the popularity of the Tough Mudder, an endurance race that combines running a certain distance with the challenge of overcoming very demanding obstacles.

The Tough Mudder forces participants to conquer countless obstacles which involve things such as low-level electrical shocks and endless cold mud.

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While women run these races, the majority of participants are men.  And often, they are men who have stressful corporate jobs which are far removed from the physical demands of life.

The races are overwhelmingly popular. According to the article, the organizers of the Tough Mudder will rake in $70 million this year.

So what is the relationship to pornography?

The connection is masculinity and the warrior nature.  The Tough Mudder is a testament to the warrior nature of men. The races thrive because men need to express their warrior nature.  They must have a battle to fight. They must be tested by a demanding situation or experience.

Pornography is a counterfeit masculine experience.

In the Tough Mudder, the true aspects of being a warrior are called forth through real challenges and legitimate obstacles.  Something is actually required of you and when you pass the test there is honest achievement.  Pornography is exactly the opposite.

Pornography makes you feel like a man without actually being one.  There is nothing in pornography that is a legitimate calling forth of masculinity or the warrior nature.

And yet, when you’re into porn you think it’s masculine. You think you are acting on the strength of the warrior within.

It’s a lie.

Porn emasculates men, makes them more passive than they already are — or makes them more out of control and destructive, depending on the man’s personality — and it give you a false sense of achievement and purpose.

1 thought on “Watching Porn Kills Masculinity”

  1. Well said! I especially like the sentence “Porn emasculates men, makes them more passive than they already are…” which for me is definitely true.

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