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New York Times columnist Ross Douthat took a hard stance against pornography in an opinion piece over the weeked.

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat took a hard stance against pornography over the weekend.

Douthat wrote that it might be time to ban pornography.

Douthat opined that most young people learn about sexual behaviors from pornography, which later leads to unhealthy behaviors in both men and women.

“So if you want better men by any standard, there is every reason to regard ubiquitous pornography as an obstacle — and to suspect that between virtual reality and creepy forms of customization, its influence is only likely to get worse,” he wrote.

Douthat said it’s important to talk about the dangers of pornography and its effect on our minds and body.

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“The belief that it should not be restricted is a mistake; the belief that it cannot be censored is a superstition. Law and jurisprudence changed once and can change again, and while you can find anything somewhere on the internet, making hard-core porn something to be quested after in dark corners would dramatically reduce its pedagogical role, its cultural normalcy, its power over libidos everywhere,” he wrote.

Read more at The New York Times.

In April 2016, Utah declared pornography to be a public health crisis, according to NPR.

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution that said pornography was harmful to both society and people.

"We realize this is a bold assertion not everyone will agree on, but it's the full-fledged truth," Herbert said at the time.