Toxic Pornography, Toxic Sex: A Real Look At PornographyJesus Daily
Find freedom from pornography addiction, see the 9 lies of pornography and how to break free.
By Gene McConnell
Pornography & addiction…sex out of context
On a cold, dark night, there’s nothing better than a blazing fire in the fireplace. It’s safe, warm, relaxing and romantic. Now take that same fire out of the fireplace and drop it in the middle of the living room. Suddenly it becomes destructive. Sex is like that fire. As long as it’s expressed in the protective commitment of a marriage relationship, it’s wonderful, warm and romantic. But pornography takes sex outside that context.
To Find Freedom from Pornography Addiction: Recognize the Lies
You can’t learn the truth about sex from pornography. It doesn’t deal in truth. Pornography is not made to educate, but to sell. It’s a big business that makes a lot of money and doesn’t care how. They’ll show you whatever they think will make you come back and buy more. So, pornography will tell whatever lies attract and hold the audience. Pornography thrives on lies — lies about sex, women, marriage and a lot of other things. Let’s look at some of those lies and see just how badly they can mess up your life and attitudes.
Lie #1 – Women are less than human
The women in Playboy magazine are called “bunnies,” making them cute little animals or “playmates,” making them a toy. Penthouse magazine calls them “pets.” Pornography often refers to women as animals, playthings, or body parts. Some pornography shows only the body or the genitals and doesn’t show the face at all. The idea that women are real human beings with thoughts and emotions is played down.
Lie #2 – Women are a “sport”
Some sports magazines have a “swimsuit” issue. This suggests that women are just some kind of sport. pornography views sex as a game and in a game, you have to “win,” “conquer,” or “score.” Men who buy into this view like to talk about “scoring” with women. They start judging their manhood by how many “conquests” they can make. Each woman I “score” with is another trophy on my shelf, another “notch” in my belt to validate my masculinity.
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