A recent study conducted by Patrick F. Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Research on Marriage and Religion at the Family Research council, examined the effects of pornography on individuals, marriage, family and community, and found the extent of damaging effects pornography has on individuals and families.
According to Fagan, Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual’s concept of the nature of conjugal relations. This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior. It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage it is one of the factors in undermining social stability.
Social scientists, clinical psychologists, and biologists have begun to clarify some of the social and psychological effects, and neurologists are beginning to delineate the biological mechanisms through which pornography produces its powerful negative effects.
Other findings of the study include:
Pornography is addictive. Neuroscientists are just now beginning to map the biological structures that underlie the addiction.
Users often become desensitized to a type of pornography, get bored with it, and then seek out more perverse forms.
Men who view pornography are less satisfied in their sexual and emotional relationships with their wives. Wives notice this and are upset by the difference.
Pornography is often a pathway to infidelity and divorce, and is often a major factor in these decisions.
Among couples affected by one spouses addiction, two-thirds experience a loss of interest in sexual intercourse.
Many adolescents who view pornography initially feel shame, diminished self-confidence, and sexual uncertainty. However, these feelings can quickly shift to enjoyment and regular viewing.
The main defenses against pornography use are close family life, and a good relationship and communication between couples and children, coupled with monitoring of internet use.
One way many families use to safeguard internet use is by installing an internet filter. An internet filter helps to protect your family from some of the harmful consequences of pornography that we are learning about more and more each day.
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