I'm a porn addict. Well, I guess I should say I'm a recovering porn addict. Either way, it doesn't sound awesome and feels way uncomfortable to say out loud (or read for that matter). I saw my first magazine when I was 12 years old when a neighborhood girl thought we would think she was cool if she showed us her dad's playboy. My buddy and I through it in a window well, appalled by what we saw. A few hours later, though, I went back with my brother and took it back out. From there, the rest is history.
Love is something we talk about a lot around here. I think because, as a whole, we can all agree, the world needs more of it. Porn halts our capacity for love. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, pornography is the antithesis of love, it kills it. It gives us false expectations, distorts our view of healthy sexuality, rewires our brains, and changes how we view other human beings. Nate, the founder of The Loveumentary—a site dedicated to showcasing how real couples succeed at love—contacted us to record a podcast for his website. ...
Too often pornography and love seem to count as even exchanges in our culture. It is time to take a closer look, and see things as they really are. Pornography is the antithesis of love; now a days, so many people are chasing after what they think love is from what they have seen in the movies, on TV, read in novels, and even from viewing pornography. We are not saying love can’t be spectacular and wonderful, what we are saying is the porn industry shouldn’t tell you what love feels like or what it looks like. You should determine that.
Healthy relationships can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of life. If holes exist in our relationships, we often try to fill the voids with something that makes us feel better instantly. Situations like this can foster addiction of any type. Today, because of its ease of access, anonymity, and affordability many people choose pornography as their drug of choice. Pornography use can do serious harm to relationships. We are living in the age of technology where limitless information is available at the click of a button.
Ever wonder what it would be like to ask your friends or family a question and not be able to Google the answer right away? Sounds like the beginning of a very scary story. Most of us grew up with the Internet as a part of our lives; it’s hard to imagine even functioning without it. It is easily one of the greatest inventions of all time. It makes life easier and it makes communication instantaneous. Unfortunately, it also makes pornography affordable, accessible and anonymous. Pornographers know this and they have some sly tricks up their sleeves, because more traffic—adults or children—means more money.