Chris Da Silva
Pornography can be accessed by anyone with an Internet connection and one click of a button.
The latest studies found the average age of exposure to pornography was 11, and that 63% of teenage boys and 18% of teenage girls watch porn regularly.
21% of young men said they viewed porn everyday, or nearly everyday. Sociologist Jill Manning said as a society we have not yet reached the climax of porn’s impact.
“Research reveals many systemic effects of Internet pornography that are undermining an already vulnerable culture of marriage and family. Even more disturbing is the fact that the first Internet generations have not reached full-maturity, so the upper-limits of this impact have yet to be realized” she said.
Online organizations that specialize in Internet filtering found with the proliferation of Internet porn, sexting among teens has increased.
According to a poll of 500 children aged 13-18, “60% said they had been asked for explicit photos or videos of themselves”. Surveys given to those working behind the scenes of the porn industry also reveal a much less pleasurable experience for actresses than what is shown onscreen.
Internet filtering site Covenant Eyes reports porn star Rocco, who has purportedly made 600 porn films with 3000 women, as admitting to the low standards of hygiene in the industry: “Every professional in the porn-world has herpes, male or female”, he said.
Porn actress Erin Moore, in an interview with the Pink Cross Foundation, admitted to the prevalent drug culture: “The drugs we binged on were Ecstasy, Cocaine, Marijuana, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and alcohol”, she said.
Former porn star Tanya Burleson explained why virtually every porn star was a drug addict: “Guys are punching you in the face. You get ripped. Your insides can come out of you. It’s never ending. You’re viewed as an object — not as a human with a spirit. People do drugs because they can’t deal with the way they’re being treated”, Tanya said.
The Pink Cross foundation reports that the average life expectancy for porn stars is 37 years old. In most cases the cause of death is suicide. This is the hardcore truth.
Check out this three-minute audio feature on the effects of pornography:
More info: Why should you say no to sexting:
Collective Shout is Melinda Tankard-Reist’s grassroots movement aimed at stopping the ‘pornification’ of society, especially regarding women and girls.You can also get involved with them through their Facebook page. Fight The New Drug is another great resource to get you clued up on what porn is doing to individuals and society. They also gave us permission to share this video on our blog. Their Facebook photos are filled with young adults who have caught the vision to fight porn world wide. If you’re interested in porn-proofing your computer for the sake of your family, Covenant Eyes is the place to go.