It can soon escalate to porn they used to be disgusted with and can escalate further to violent hard core porn. This step of addiction can usually cause the viewer to be demanding and uncharacteristically rough during intercourse. Becoming addicted to pornography can also lead to debt and also the loss of family if it goes too far. Once the viewer gets tired of pornography they start to act out sexually. The viewer will then become a sex addict.
This is a great social problem which has stirred a lot of debate in many spheres, including feminists, politicians as well as liberal thoughts (Easton). One of the most damaging effects of pornography is that it destroys relationships among people since it affects the perceptions that individuals have about others. Furthermore, it encourages unrealistic sexual expectations, degrades women, enhances disloyalty in families and also encourages violence and promiscuity. More young adults are obsessed with the use of pornography content than those 20 years ago and research shows that this obsession has negative effects such as difficulty in face-to-face interactions. It might seem that censoring pornography would eliminate the obsession, but if censorship increases, then so will curiosity about porn and that will lead to increased use, resulting in back and forth struggle rather than a solution.
There are many ways pornography can affect the perception of body image of a teenager, be it themselves or other people. Pornography mainly impacts the self-esteem, and can also set an unrealistic expectation of the human body to others. Pornography has been linked to the damaging of sex lives between couples. It has been found that 1 in 5 men prefer to turn to pornography for sexual arousal rather than sleep with their partners (Waugh, “Men Who Look At Porn”), and this can cause the sex lives of these couples to suffer as their significant others might feel sexually inadequate. When women thought their partners were heavy porn users or addicts, it would have a “negative impact on their self-esteem, and general sexual satisfaction” (Waugh, “Men Who Look At Porn”).
The anonymity of the online platform also impacts the consequences of pornography. Specifically, “the feeling of anonymity promoted significantly more hostile sexist attitudes toward women” (Shim and Paul 2014). There is a reduction in self-awareness when viewers feel their viewing patterns are anonymous, which results in them seeking more extreme scenes (Shim and Paul 2014). The ability to watch pornography in private allows one to do so without being forced to comply with social norms (Shim and Paul 2014). According to the stimulus-reward perspective, the immediate psychological reward of pornography increases the likelihood that viewers will behave in ways that are deviant and antisocial in an effort to seek the same rewards (Shim and
Let’s start by looking at the mental issues that pornography leads to. As explained and proved in the ”Family North Carolina Magazine- Winter-2010” pornography viewing among teenagers creates a disorientation in their developmental phase, where they start learning about sexuality and gaining moral values. These teenagers get the wrong meaning of sexuality which have some negative effects on them in the future such as the fear of getting married or unfaithfulness to their partner. This study has also proved that pornography lower the level of self-esteem among adolescents. Also, according to Robert A. Baron, pornography has an effect on mental health among adult, and being highly exposed to pornography creates a ... ... middle of paper ... ...s have to be reviewed in order to gently handle the education and not to harm the future generations.
Pornography has also resulted to early sexual activity among young people thereby exposing them to dangerous risks. As for the society, it has resulted to negative perceptions about women who are only seen as sexual instruments. Sexual crimes and violence is also on the rise as people have unrealistic expectations. In order to reduce the effects of pornography, there should be a law which ensures censorship of explicit content.
Pornography has taken a subliminal role today and has caused people to become desensitized to aggressive forms of sex and intimacy. Pornography has altered people 's perception of quality sex and thus it has come to influence people 's attitudes, behaviors and values for the worse causing them to become desensitized to aggressive forms of intercourse. Individuals who watch pornography are more likely to think of women in a negative stereotypical fashion, have more tendencies to see degrading women as normal and harmless, and have an increased rate of sexual assault crimes towards women. Negative views on women have become ever present because of the desensitizing effect pornography has had one male. Psychologist Edward Dinnerstein of the University of Wisconsin found that brief exposure to violent forms of porn can lead to anti-social attitudes and behavior.
A vast amount of men and women suffer from some type of sexual dysfunction. Researchers have identified a number of factors that may contribute to or perpetuate sexual dysfunction, including, but not limited to, performance anxiety. Performance anxiety is defined as an obsession about the adequate pleasing of one’s partner during the act of sexual intercourse. Rather than focusing on the pleasurable benefits that one can receive from intercourse, the individual experiencing performance anxiety is focused on how well he or she is performing (McCabe, 2005). Oftentimes, someone who suffers from a sexual dysfunction experiences increased performance anxiety because he or she feels that the dysfunction inhibits performance, thus they think the sex is not satisfactory for their partner.
The occurrence of IPV is a result of two factors. The first is referred to as an interpersonal category because the abusers might have experienced rejection, which leads to them abusing their partner (Chester & DeWall, 2018). Additionally, interpersonal factors can also cause the aggressive behaviour, since the perpetrator may have difficulties with self-regulation. The above model shows the interdependence between ultimate, distal and proximal determinants influencing the problem behaviour of a man acting violently against a woman in a relationship. The problem behaviour of male partners being violent to their female partners can be explained by three proximal determinants.
Perhaps one of the most damaging consequences of premarital sexual activity occurs psychologically. Someone can easily have sex and not be emotionally or mentally prepared for it. Having sex without being married can cause people to feel a sense of guilt or shame, especially religious people (“The Effects”). Deep in their minds, they still consider it a sin, so they feel conflicted on what is deemed right and wrong. Also, if adolescents are already feeling insecure about themselves and their bodies, then having sex can make them more vulnerable.