This post has stuff about politics. My perspective has changed
The article Pornography: Harmless Fun or Public Health Hazard?, is so packed full of good information regarding the harmful effects of pornography that I don’t even know where to start. I’ll just leave you with a couple of quotes.
More than 25 years ago, Dr. Victor Cline identified the progressive nature of pornography addiction. Once addicted, a person’s need for pornography escalates both in frequency and in deviancy. The person then grows desensitized to the material, no longer getting a thrill from what was once exciting. Finally, this escalation and desensitization drives many addicts to act out their fantasies on others.
The report goes on to say:
At a Senate hearing last fall, medical experts corroborated Cline’s early breakthroughs. New technology is allowing doctors to look inside addicts’ brains to determine just how damaging pornography is. The witnesses described research showing the similarity of porn addiction to cocaine addiction. Further, because images are stored in the brain and can be recalled at any moment, these experts believe that a porn addiction may be harder to break than a heroin addiction.
Now I’m usually against government interfering in our personal lives, but I seriously wonder how this stuff still be legal in any form.