Porn might lead to rape

Can Porn Lead Someone to Rape?

What are the effects of viewing adult film? Is this more than just a fantasy to humans?  Is being addicted to porn an excuse to force women to do something she did not want to or simply rape her? Let’s find out what are the pros and cons of pornography to people.

Negative Effects of Pornography to Human Behavior

Porn is a controversial and sensitive topic to discuss in some people. There are different conceptions about it like it can lead to wrongful sex education, degrading women and children, and considered to be taboo in the society. Here are various researchers who have found different negative human behaviors when it comes to porn.negative effect or Porn

  • Psychologist Edward Donnerstein of University of Wisconsin has found that concise exposure to aggressive forms of pornography can lead to anti-social manner and behavior. To the extent that male audiences tend to be more aggressive towards women, less receptive to pain and agony of rape victims, and more willing to accept different myths about rape.
  • Dr. Jennings Bryant and Dr. Dolf Zimmerman have showed that constant exposure to pornography had severe unfavorable effects on viewpoint about sexuality in general and on manner toward women in particular. They also found that pornography lead people to become insensitive to rape as a criminal offense.
  • These researchers also found that enormous exposure to pornography persuade a desire for various deviant resources which entail violence, like rape and sadomasochism.

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  • Diana Russell, feminist author “Rape and Marriage” cites the connection between deviant behavior and pornography. She found that pornography lead men and women to experience disagreement, anguish, and sexual frustration.
  • Researcher Victor Cline of University of Utah, has documented that men who became addicted to pornographic materials have started to desire more explicit materials and ended up acting out what they have seen.
  • Charles Keating of Citizens for Decency Through Law found on his research that 87 percent of child molesters of girls and 77 percent of child molesters of boys admitted to mimic the sexual behavior they had seen porn films and magazines.

Thus these researchers believe that continued viewing of porn can lead to precarious sexual life, unhealthy beliefs and inappropriate manners.

Positive Sides of Pornography to Human

Pornography supporters and enthusiasts have mentioned that pornography is not harmful to people. Here are the reasons why:

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  • Declined in sexual irresponsibility. This includes lower rates of abortion and sexually transmitted diseases. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention mentioned that, since 1990, the rate of abortion has fallen to forty one percent. Together with the Sexually Transmitted diseases like syphilis has plunged to 74 percent, gonorrhea has plummeted to fifty seven percent.
  • Declined in Teen premarital sex. According to CDC that, since 1991, the rates of teens that have had a premarital intercourse has decrease to seven percent. Luckily, teens that are using condoms have increased to sixteen percent and the teen birth rate has dropped to Thirty Three percent.
  • Declined in Divorce. Rate of divorce has decreased to twenty three percent, since 1990.

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  • Declined in Rape. The sexual assault, rape and harassment has fallen to forty four percent since 1995, according to the Justice Department’s National Crime Victimization Survey.
  • Pornography is beneficial to sex life. According to Dr. Neil Malamuth on the study he has made, he found out that the respondents interpret viewing of hardcore pornography as a beneficial way to their sex lives, their attitudes towards sex, their perceptions and attitudes towards the opposite sex and towards life in general.

Meanwhile, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) cited that there is no direct fundamental relationship between violent sexual crimes against women and pornography. Pornography is a form of sexual entertainment for men and women in a private circumstances. People watching porn that lead to aggressive sexual acts depends on what kind of mind a viewer have, like someone that have a distorted and vague mentality of a pervert or someone that have a hard time on putting a barrier between the reality and fantasy

I have shown you the positive and negative side of porn to our society. In the meantime, it is time for you to express on what you believe regarding this topic. Do you think porn can really cause someone to an aggressive behavior? Let’s find out more, by simply having a debate below.

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