Porn Kills Love

1. “How does porn kill love?” 

  • When a partner views pornography, it damages their ideas about love and intimacy.

Studies on regular porn users show that the more frequently the person views porn, the less satisfied they become with a real-life partner. The basic needs of a human being become too much to deal with in comparison to an easy access computer that says, “I need nothing but to please you.” It undermines the give-and-take system of a real relationship because porn is a take-as-much-as-you-want “relationship”. Over time, the porn viewer uses porn to replace the real relationship because it gives selfish pleasure and takes less effort.

  • Porn changes the way the viewer sees their partner. 

Studies have shown that as a male user looks at porn, the more he begins to lose the idea of a woman as an equal partner. In fact, research shows that there is a direct correlation between the length of time that a consumer views pornography and the strength of the idea that women should be submissive to men. If that isn’t enough, research has shown that even a single viewing of porn can result in the viewer being increasingly critical of their partner physically, sexually, and emotionally. When a partner is looking at porn, the other partner sees it as a constant reminder that he/she is not enough.

  • Porn reduces the chance of finding or wanting real love.

Often times you’ll hear claims that the reason men view porn is because they don’t have a romantic partner to take care of their physical needs. But research shows that the opposite is true. Regular viewing of porn damages interest in being in a committed relationship and creates a negative attitude towards love and monogamous relationships.

2. “How is porn like a drug?

  • It changes and rewires your brain.

Porn use causes the brain to be flooded with dopamine, a pleasure chemical that activates the reward pathway in the brain and reinforces your brain to want to return to that activity. Each time the user looks at porn, trails of these chemicals create new patterns in the reward pathways of the brain. The brain is literally being rewired. Over time the viewer adjusts to the intense amounts of dopamine being released, so he/she needs to seek out more extreme content to get the same feeling. Suddenly the porn user is viewing more hardcore versions of porn than they ever thought they would, but find it difficult to stop.

3. If you don’t like porn, don’t watch it. It doesn’t hurt anyone; it’s a personal choice. Why are you telling people what to do?

  • Porn is a lie.

It’s easy to argue that porn doesn’t hurt anyone if the viewer believes that the people on screen are enjoying themselves. But in too many cases, that’s just not the truth. The satisfaction of the actors, like everything else in porn, is an act. Several ex-porn stars have discussed the horrific ways that they were coerced and abused into filming, and have admitted that most porn stars abuse drugs and alcohol in order to numb themselves to the harsh world of porn.

  • Porn supports the demand for sex trafficking.

It’s easy to believe that porn doesn’t hurt anyone if you believe the people being filmed are participating of their own free will and choice. There have been several reported incidents in which women were coerced and threatened into performing sexual acts which were then filmed/photographed and sold as porn. A 2004 study showed that men who had viewed porn within the last year were two times more likely to seek out a prostitute. A majority of prostitutes report that their male customers often show them porn in order to demonstrate what they want to do.

  • Porn encourages violence while showing that it is pleasurable for those who receive it.

A study analyzing the fifty most popular porn videos showed that over 88% of them contained scenes of violence, and almost every time, the violence was met with expressions of pleasure rather than pain. Porn tells you that violence is normal, and even pleasurable. Porn numbs people to the seriousness of violence, including domestic abuse and rape.


The facts are clear: Porn is not just a simple personal choice with no negative effects. It harms the brain, damages relationships, and harms society as a whole. Bottom line:
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