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The Immorality of Pornography How porn is destroying our morals

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TheImmorality of Pornography: How Porn is Destroying our Morals. Introduction

Pornographycomes from the Greek words “porno” and “graphic.” Porno meanswhores, while graphic refers to the activities of a prostitute.Pornography is material that is in a manner suggestive of sexualactivities, and the purpose of such is to arouse sexual feelings tothose watching or reading the same (Cline 1). Pornography causesadverse social and moral damage to the consumer. Technology allowspeople of all age brackets to view and read pornographic materialsfrom the internet. The social media has, therefore, made the fightagainst pornography a hard one to win. This article shows thatpornography and snuff films destroy people`s morals and negativelyaffect marriages.

TheImmorality of Pornography

Inhis article, “Pornography’s Effects on Adults and Children,”Cline explains that the very first effect of pornography isaddiction. Addiction, in turn, leads the consumer to release theexcess sexual arousal gained from pornographic materials throughimmoral behavior such as masturbation. Addiction to pornographicmaterials leads to many adverse effects such as broken families,divorce, rape cases and getting oneself on the wrong side of the law(Cline 2). Married men get addicted to pornography and end up payingto have sex with prostitutes, which is an immoral act (Cline 3).

Peoplewho watch and read pornographic materials change their attitudetowards sex and stop seeing it as an act of love. They instead viewit as a casual activity. Pornography consumers are encouraged to viewsexuality as a distorted and selfish item (McGlynn and Ward 329).Women are the ones who are seen to be in the wrong for participatingin pornographic videos. Pornography, therefore, causes harm to womenand denies them humanity as they are degraded (McGlynn and Ward332,333).

Culturally,it is only proper for a man or a woman to have one sexual partner.Research carried out at a health center in New York shows thatpornography encourages people to have more than one sexual partner.Studies on Swedish high school students show porn was the reason thatmost males engaged in sex with multiple sexual partners. It isimmoral and against most cultural practices to have sex with morethan one person at the same time. Also, from the studies, porncontributed to black women having more than one sexual partners(Wright 62). Pornography encourages teenage sex, extramarital sexamong U.S adults and prostitution (Wright 63, 64).

Snufffilms are pornographic and usually show the sexual torture and latermurder of individuals. Watching pornographic materials may lead oneto molest and kill (Keith np). A group in Indonesia is alleged tohave raped and murdered a young woman after watching a violent,pornographic film (Keith np).

Conclusion

Pornographybreeds all sorts of bad characters. It is sinful, immoral, wicked andblasphemous (Thomas 466). Pornography is immoral and therefore thegovernment should not be involved in legislating it (Walpin 607).Some states do not recognize porn as immoral, and in some countries,it is allowed by law. When one reads more about pornography, one getsto know how it destroys morals.

WorksCited

ClineB, Victor. “Pornography’s Effects on Adults and Children.”Articles.Copyright 2002 Victor B. Cline, All rights reserved, pp. 1-22.Retrieved from http://www.stop.org.za/ Victor%20Cline%27s%20Study.pdf

KeithE, Heather.” Pornography Contextualized: A Test Case for aFeminist-Pragmatist Ethics.” TheJournal of Speculative Philosophy.New series, Volume 15, Number 2, 2001, pp. 122-136. Retrieved fromhttps://muse.jhu.edu./article/18169/pdf

McGlynn,Clare and Ward, Ian.” Pornography, Pragmatism, and Proscription.”Journalof Law and Society.Volume 36, September 3, September 2009. ISSN: O263-323, pp. 327-351

ThomasN. Jeremy. “Outsourcing Moral Authority: The InternalSecularization of Evangelicals? Anti-Pornography Narratives.”Journalfor the Scientific Study of Religion.pp.457- 475.

Walpin,Gerald. “Death of Morality: Does it Portend Death of America?”pp. 607-646.

WrightJ, Paul. “U.S Males and Pornography, 1973- 2010: Consumption,Predictors, Correlates.” Journalof Sex and Research,50(1), 2013. ISSN: 1559-8519 online, pp 60-71.