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The Dangers of Internet Porn

by Jim Hague, Owner Crystal Digital Images(www.crystaldi.com)

July 13, 2010

 

Pornography addiction (or sex addiction) is not just a disease. It’s a destruction of life. It’s like eating Twinkies every day; eventually your body is going to fall apart with a bad sugar rush.

Sex addiction is one of those addictions that are not very much discussed in the public because unlike alcoholism and drug use, there are no immediate physical changes. People can turn on Internet porn, get a quick hit by visiting a favorite website, glance a few pictures, turn off the computer and then go walk the dog. It was as if nothing has happened.

However, something did happen. An ugly spike to the soul happened that sucked the energy right out of the victim. 

With the advent of the Internet, no longer do customers have to absorb the embarrassment of walking out of those private video porn rooms. With Internet, all that embarrassment has disappeared. Porn fans can now enjoy their visual ecstasy at home when they want and how often the want. Let’s view the stats:

  •   12% of websites on the internet are porn related
  •   25% of all Google search requests are pornographic
  •   35% of all internet downloads are pornographic in nature
  •   Appx 30,000 Internet users are viewing porn every second!
  •   260 new porn sites go online daily
  •   SEX is the most searched word on the internet
  •   US revenue from internet porn – $3 billion
  •   72% of internet porn viewers are men
  •   70% of Internet porn traffic occurs during a regular 9 to 5 workday
  •   There are about 400 million porn web pages. 90% are produced within the USA
  •   Porn has been credited to the popularizing of the internet

Source: www.healthymind.com

Pornography produces criminals

Pornography addiction has been attributed to skewed mindset of many serial killers like Ted Bundy, Dennis Radar (the BTK Killer), and Jeffrey Dahmer; all have expressed their appetite for porn as contributing to their sadistic brutal acts:

  • Exposure to Pornography May Incite Children to Act Out Sexually against Other Children
  • Rapists first objectify women, usually through pornography. 
  • 77% of those who molested boys and 87% of those who molested girls admitted to the habitual use  of pornography

Pornography is an energy drain

Let’s say that you are the common man. You may ask, what does it hurt to see a few naked hard bodies? If you read many of the books on spirituality, pornography will drain you from the energy of life. In David Deida’s book, “Way of the Superior Man”, a man who acts out (masturbates) will have a good life, but not a great life. Why? Because so much your essence, your energy is lost in the act. Like any drug, it drains the life out of your being.

Pornography is an energy drain

Let’s say that you are the common man. You may ask, what does it hurt to see a few naked hard bodies? If you read many of the books on spirituality, pornography will drain you from the energy of life. In David Deida’s book, “Way of the Superior Man”, a man who acts out (masturbates) will have a good life, but not a great life. Why? Because so much your essence, your energy is lost in the act. Like any drug, it drains the life out of your being.

Pornography destroys families and careers.

We all heard about Tiger Woods. He admitted that he is a sex addict, but is seeking help. However his legacy will always include this period of his life that he only wishes to forget. 

The SEC disciplined employees who download pornography material eight hours a day during the rise of the country’s financial crises. Let’s not forget former President Bill Clinton and his cigar antics.  

I have personally seen people lose their jobs, lose their families, lose their minds because of porn addiction. 

Pornography is an addiction.

As the old saying goes, ‘once and addict, always an addict.’ Fighting sex/porn addiction is a lifetime challenge.  While Tiger’s life may seem to be okay just because he’s playing golf again. Deep within he is fighting himself every day in every way. When a sex addict is in front of a computer, there is an urge to be fought like a smoker fighting the need for a cigarette. 

Pornography is a curse. Once its evil enters your subconscious mind it occupies a piece of your soul. Those who are addicted will always have sexually stimulated thoughts and behavior that occupy the mind. 

What can be done?

It’s obvious that we must protect children for the poison of Internet porn. If you are an addict, you need to protect yourself too. There are several tools on websites that can help you block pornographic content. The following are recommended websites:  opendns.com, bsecure.com, and netnanny.com

For those who are already addicted, seek help. There are organizations like Sex Addicts Anonymous (sexaa.org) that can help. 

My own fantasy

My hope is that we all stop the porn culture from its increased integration into mainstream culture. In school, we learn the dangers of drinking and driving, and rightly so. However, though controversial, my hope that is that we make the porn industry to be the villains that they are and teach the youth that porn is not entertainment, but a mind altering behavior that destroys lives.

 

Jim Hague

mrhaguesclass@gmail.com



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