Porn desensitises us

2010-03-15 09:22

I SAW my first porn movie with a group of my mates when I was in

high school. We were riveted to the extent that we didn’t even notice my

friend’s dad come home until he attempted to beat the living daylights out of

us.

Since that fateful day – when we were sent scattering as fast as

our adolescent libidos could carry us – I’ve enjoyed an on and off affair with

adult material. What exactly we porn consumers find so alluring in watching

people engaging in acts that most adults engage in regularly is beyond me – but

alluring it is nonetheless.

But porn is becoming more and more depraved as producers push the

boundaries in an attempt to ­provide the highs we experienced before we became

desensitised.

Women are depicted as mere ­objects for men’s sexual pleasure, to

be ravaged at will. Much of the stuff out there is just plain disturbing –

animals, gangbangs and public ­humiliation, to name a few genres.

If we say yes to a porn channel we’re saying porn is okay without

really investigating whether this is true or not. We are telling our kids that

sex with multiple partners and without protection is okay, and telling girls

that it’s fine to be dominated by men. We also need to determine whether there

is a link between porn and depraved sexual behaviour or sexual violence, as some

groups would have us believe.

Most rational thinkers would agree that individuals should have the

right to choose to subscribe to a porn channel. However, we can’t simply

ridicule those who believe they are acting in the best interests of society as

prudish conservatives.

To do that would show our own narrow-mindedness.

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