Comments about ‘Study says porn damages mind, heart’

Return to article »

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 9 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
@ "Ha | 3:42 p.m."

Ha | 3:42 p.m.

I have to say, that in my opinion YOURS is the weakest arguement I've read here.

What is the strong evidence in YOUR posting??? NONE.

What was the strength of your arguement berating the pornography detractor postings??? Oh... you didn't give any. Just anecdotes about teenagers and video games? Weak!

RE: Ha | 3:42 p.m

The teen-ager and video games argument is very weak,

NO ONE says it makes you a killer,

what does do is desensitize to shooting or attacking another human being,

which makes easier for you to actually do it.


This was learned in WW2, when in training soldiers they found out soldiers had a hard time shooting another person,

but when they used targets and so forth shaped like people, it made easier for them to actually do it on the battle field,


bottomline,

porn is poison,

porn is toxic and addictive,

physically changes you brain, and changes your perceptions of yourself, the opposite sex, realtionships, sex, families, affteects social interactions and frtming relationships.



ME

From my experience, pron brings nothing good to a relationship. My now ex-husband began to pull away and I started to feellike a "piece of meat". After the divorce was final I came to find out that he was into porn. Some was found in his work computer (hard core porn) and some in our home computer. Thinking back, I believe he wanted to reencact what he had seen, but he had forgotten that I could say no. What was the result? He found someone that supported that lifestyle and he walked out on me and our then 17 month old daughter. So if you ask me if pron is good, I say a resounding NO!

Why??

It's amazing to me that will all of the information on the damaging effects of pornography, including talks in conference, that Utah continually ranks very high with pornography usage. Google has had search results with zip codes that confirms this. Utah was ranked #1 in the nation with searches for pornography related terms. In addition, a study done at Harvard University further confirms this. Why is that?

people are like flowers?

People are like flowers the more you touch them them more the soul withers? Come on people. Humans not only crave touch, without it they become soulless. Can porn be destructive? Yes. Does that mean it is neccessarily evil? No. Mormon attitudes about sex create as many problems in peoples lives as porn.

Just saw a natl geographic special on sexual depictions in Greco-Roman culture....it was everywhere...public, private...every sort of act was in view all the time, sex was not a shameful thing but a force of nature just as wind and rain. And before you credit their downfall to it remember it was Christianity that destroyed Rome. The one size fits all view that porn is evil is everybit as dishonest as saying that all porn is good all the time for everyone.

RE: people are like flowers?

Are those greco-roman cultures still around? still existing?

NO!

Think about that.

By the way it is false MYTH, perpetuated by the ignorant, that christianitiy destroyed the roman empire,

it it began falling decades if not centuries before that.

What in christainity could lead to the fall of an empire? The love your neighbors and enemies part? The don't kill and steal part? what?

Greco-Roman disapear?

The ancestors are still there today. You know nothing of history. Christianity DID take over the empire. Do you think the Greeks and Romans are like the Mayans? Just collapsed and everyone went back to the forests? Christianity is a political force as much as anything, and Christian politics forcefully took over plain and simple.

Seriously?

"What in christainity could lead to the fall of an empire? The love your neighbors and enemies part? The don't kill and steal part? what?"

Really? That's just too funny to even respond to.

WarriorWoman

As far as the Utah comments are concerned,The Salt Lake Tribune, in June "06 stated only about 41.6% of the population is actively LDS (Mormon). There are numerous other churches as well as none religous residents. So what percentage of the population is viewing porn and what part of that percentage is actually religious. Location doesn't matter. Anything which demeans a human being is evil. Pornography has nothing to do with love making. It denies the whole of the human being and focuses only on the emotionless act of sexual gratification. It is the mechanical use of a human behavior meant to bond couples in love and preserve the continuation of life. It leaves humanilty out of the equation and opens the door to abusive behavior on all levels. Whether a little or a lot it is still distructive to a true relationship with another human being.

Hurt

My family has been affected by pornography and it is evil. I hate that it can pop up on your computer even though you thought your computer was protected. Why should innocent children be able to view it? It should NOT be allowed on the internet. If you want it then go to some sleazey porn shop and buy it. It should not be in homes. I believe Satan uses the media like he never has before. Why don't our lawmakers make it illegal to be on the internet? This outrages me!! My trust will never be the same. Porn just distorts reality and demeans women. It is like playing with fire - eventually you will get burned. My advice to anyone who is curious - STAY AWAY!!!!

Alexnader

Porn is like the inner Devil who takes controll over your self controll - but YOU have the power to decide to watch it or not!

Just a little note, nothing with the article I must say, but for those who have been affected of it; STOP!

Uncle Reality

This is ridiculous. Every major study has shown time and time again, that pornography is harmless and does not lead to bad behavior. Utah's unhealthy reaction to pornography and its failure to understand the issue is harmful and the reason Utah has such a huge and disproportionate problem with it.

Ken Baugely

its not the pornography 6:45 a.m. wrote,

"Utah is top in the nation for porn subscriptions and there's a reason for that. When you mystify something and surround it with guilt and shame, it becomes MORE alluring, not less. It's the attitudes surrounding porn that cause the destruction.

I started out viewing porn as evil and I spent too much time viewing it. When I changed my views and saw myself as something less than "evil" the guilt and shame disappeared along with the need to view it too often."

Good comment. Unfortunately, I believe this will fall on deaf ears. Utah will not listen and will continue to struggle with this huge problem that seems only to exist in Utah. I wonder why?

Anonymous

Utah is the only place this topic comes up in my reading. I read a study that profits were down in the porn industry because pron as loss much of its shock value.

My honesty impression of pron is is boring, phony and mechanistic. Porn has never caught my interest long enough for porn to interest me.

undecided

Porn, to me is part of the ugly side of human nature. The self indulgent, insensitive, "me" part of us. I don't view pornography and usually have a "to each his own" type of viewpoint on many social issues. However; since I feel strongly about not having porn in my life and my boyfriend is clearly addicted it the subject is a particulary senstive one. The porn industry feeds on, and make a tidy profit off of those addicted to it who are primarily men. It gives in return heartache (in my case) and very temporary satisfaction instead of long term satisfaction that comes from a loving relationship with a live person.I find it a little sad that men are taken advantage of in that way.

Ria

Holland is a good place to see what porn does, where it's been mainstream for years. Women here in general don't care how they look, hack their hair off, wear bad clothes & look so sad. What's the point in making an effort anyway? They know their place. All the men here are 2nd, 3rd generation porn freaks. Welcome to the future, people.

GEORGE

IT WARPS THE MIND, CREATES PERVERSIONS, JUST LIKE ANY MOVIE IT INFLUENCES HOW YOU THINK

Randall

My then 18 year old cousin completely destroyed his life from guilt as his addiction to net porn took him to briefly indulging his curiosity after stumbling upon some illegal images. if he wasnt surfing for net porn in the first place, he would have been fine, that was nearly 8 years ago, he still lives in self disgust, hes nowhere near the same person he once was, hes dead inside, he was a good, moral guy, and my best friend, it kind of makes me hate him a bit, i dont think he'll ever recover...........

Ashley

As someone who actually is addicted to porn at this very second and has been for a while I can say...It is Horrible. Someone who understands what sex is for knows that porn is life threatening. Yes life...It creats perversions, and thoughts that are only pleasing to the worldly mind. Your views on the oposite sex become distorted. It is an evil. It destroys a person. I know that if I had a daughter/son I would not be okay with her/him being in a porn or watching it. So if its not okay for my children it is not okay for me. What a disgusting thing that porn is. DISGUSTING. by the way....I am a female. If that makes any difference to the readers. sorry for the spelling.

DUH!!!!!!!

When I think about what porn has done for me I first think of the best day of my life - the day the girl of my dreams said "I do", then I fast forward to the worst day of my life - the day she said to a judge "I just cannot stay married to him any more, he is addicted to porn". Porn distroyed my life and my marriage. The study indicated that porn can change the way you think, they did not need to do a study to figure that out, all they needed to do was ask me, I am living proof. When I got into porn I began to look at my wife and our life together differently, it drove us apart.

If you look at the definition of addiction it reads something like this "an inability to stop a repeated and/or compulsive use of an activity, behavior, or substance inspite of negative consequences". I lost my wife, to me that is a negative. Someone who is involved in the use of porn will in all likelyhood become addicted and it will change the way you think.

Porn can and will distroy your life. I know!!!

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments