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Porn Again: How Porn Is Ruining Sex

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There is no arguing that sex sells. The adult entertainment industry alone draws in over ten billion dollars a year (“Pornography Statistics”). By nature, we are sexual beings and this industry feeds off of human sexuality. Throughout time, we have constantly revamped sex and what it means to be sexy or sexual. For example, Emperor Li Yu of the tang dynasty believed small feet were sexy, so he began the tradition of feet binding. However, porn has now become the “golden standard of sex” and the sex we all have in our day-to-day lives is repulsive or abominable (Gallop). Driven by what men find arousing, the business is largely biased and anyone who watches porn avidly must be aware of the consequences so as to protect themselves. The porn industry has raped societal conceptions of sex by becoming the default sex education, manifesting gender interaction complications, and physiologically rewiring our brains.
Thanks to movies and the internet, children are being introduced to sex at a much younger age than the previous generation. Mostly while doing homework, kids explore the free sexual content (“Pornography Statistics”). However, millions of elementary school kids now carry smartphones, which also have the capability to view porn. Porn is reaching youths before their parents or even educators believe it’s time to have “the talk.” Porn teaches children many myths about real world sex. It teaches boys that they have to dominate women to orgasm and it teaches girls that they have to be like a porn star to be worthy of love. In pornography, there are no normal sexual interactions like the act of putting a condom on or cuddling, being affectionate (Gallop). Porn is all about penetration and the subjection of women (Gavrieli). It is...

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