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The Social Costs of Pornography: The Pornified Life

An informative powerpoint presentation by MaryAnne Layden, Ph D.

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The Social Costs of Pornography

A Statement of Findings and Recommendations

“SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE INTERNET AGE, pornography has been consumed in greater quantities than ever before in human history, and its content has grown more graphic. Recent research suggests that pornography consumption—especially consumption of a more hard-core or violent sort—has negative effects on individuals and society. More studies are necessary, but a growing body of research strongly suggests that for some users pornography can be psychologically addictive, and can negatively affect the quality of interpersonal relationships, sexual health and performance, and social expectations about sexual behavior. Widespread pornography consumption appears to pose a serious challenge to public health and to personal and familial well-being. With concerted action from legislators, the therapeutic

community, educators, policymakers, and responsible corporate leaders, however, some of the negative effects of pornography consumption can be combated….”

Iraqi Veteran is Leading Fight Against Porn Addiction and Shares His Own Struggles with Pornography On His Site, Which Just Had its 200,000th Visitor

Former U.S. Marine’s pornography use got completely out of control after returning home from war. In order to help himself and others in the similar situation he started his blog Feed The Right Wolf. He shares his story to raise awareness about the dangers of pornography, and his site just recently had its 200,000th visitor.

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A Poison In The Home

The latest social science research on the destructive effects of pornography

“The fact that marriage rates are dropping steadily is well known. But the impact of pornography use and its correlation to fractured families has been little discussed. The data show that as pornography use and sales increase, the marriage rate drops….”

If Porn Made us Healthy

… We would be healthy by now

Erotica USA arrives on April 15, 1999 and describes itself as “titillating but not nasty”. As a psychotherapist, this description is confusing. This show promotes a number of psychiatric disorders and symptoms as if they are normal such as fetishes and sadomasochism. Are they trying to promote psychologically healthy relationships? Hardly! If pornography made us healthy, we would be healthy by now. If the sex industry made us healthy, then those in the sex industry would be the healthiest and have the healthiest relationships. The reality is far from that….”

Catholic psychologist trains confessors in growing problem

Priests meet them in the confessional. Clinical therapist and counselor Peter Kleponis meets them in his office — men who are caught up in the epidemic of viewing pornography.

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If you or someone you know is addicted to pornography, reach out now to get started on the path to recovery.