This attempt to “normalize” what has already become a “normal” way of life for many indicates, to me, a greater understanding that on some level, this is wrong. That on some level, this should not be happening. That Pornhub is pushing for social acceptance of hedonism. Why? If advertising is meant to increase traffic and drive up profits, then this ad is meant to increase Pornhub use for their existing customers and “normalize” a discussion of porn habits.
What can I say that conveys how tragic this state of affairs has become?
Look through the comments, and read how vehemently people rush to the defense of pornography.
Forgetting that 1) porn is not fake, these are real actors with real lives that are in many instances damaged by their time in the porn industry, 2) the average age of pornography exposure is now 11 years old, indicating a massive overall shift of ideas of acceptable sexual behavior from a young age, 3) the increase of the porn industry has driven sex trafficking to exponential heights, and 4) addictions to porn has been cited as a reason for divorce in over 50% of divorces.
If you are struggling with a porn addiction, there is help.
-Art of Manliness just completed their week-long series on Pornography, and has a great post on how to “reset”.
-Covenant Eyes is another good resource for internet accountability and filtering.
-Find help from those who have been there.
-Matt Fradd can help you in this process, too.
Find the help you need to become the person you are meant to become.
What an AWESOME article. Living on one side of this equation, I look forward to the day when I am on the other side of it and can make the best use of this advice possible.
Take this to heart, everyone. Keep your eyes open and we can all help each other out a little more.
200 mph? That scares even a daredevil like me! But with proper equipment and management of said equipment, I could see this truly becoming a big success. What a unique market, Dallas to Houston, and I’m anxious to see what comes of this.
Railroads to pave the way to the future? Who would have thought! ;)
I really don’t know. And I also wonder why this isn’t getting more press…..
What the heck.
Wow! Is this a game-changer like NYT seems to think it is?
Awe-inspiring woman with a dream and a plan, and the humility to know when she is not the best at everything. I admire her ability to surround herself with those who can do what she acknowledges she cannot, and still, look at her success!
A great example of forward-thinking.