How Pornography Affects Society

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PORNOGRAPHY

The word pornography comes from the Greek meaning, whore, harlot, prostitute, and to buy or sell a woman”. The word alone is degrading to women, how bad could the actual acts be? There are so many forms pornography comes in: magazines, posters, music, videos, and the most popular, the internet. This all makes it way too easy to access. Some of the serious effects include violent and degrading acts towards women, the difference between a real sex life and the ones on the internet, and the sexual problems that pornography contributes to for many, many couples. Pornography is a way for people to release sexual tension. Even in a good relationship, no two people share the same sex drive and want sex at the same time. Sometimes it's far easier and more enjoyable to "get off" by using porn than going to the trouble of finding a sex partner. Porn is also a way to enjoy fantasies (group sex, bdsm and others) while not indulging in it in real life. Couples can become more stimulated by watching pornographic scenarios together. Depending on the type of porn (visual, literary) it might better suit a person's needs than mere fantasy. Some people are more easily aroused by visual stimulation, such as movies or pictures; others are more aroused by the erotic stories or books. For*some* people it might become addictive (the way drugs or food are addictive to other people). The addiction is the problem here, not the addictive substance, but it may mean less social interaction with potential real life sexual partners. An addicted person may feel more sexually inadequate and frustrated and let their addiction interfere with real life--work, school or social life. The viewing of pornographic videos should be an activity based on mutual consent. The videos should never be the sole source of pleasure. Pornography may or may not help; it depends on the personalities of the partners. Sometimes it may...
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