pornography

What Happened When I Discovered My Husband’s Porn Addiction – Verily

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Very powerful story. I just added her book to my Amazon cart in advance of her re-release later this spring. Grateful for women who have endured, and then found their voice, because they’re helping all of us find ours.

Source: What Happened When I Discovered My Husband’s Porn Addiction – Verily

The Teen Porn Epidemic…and what to do about it | Catholic Exchange

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The Teen Porn Epidemic…and what to do about it | Catholic Exchange.

“When Nathan started using internet pornography, he found that over time it somehow got less and less exciting. His daily routine soon included hours spent consuming porn, yet he had grown “almost numb to it,” he recalls. Like many men with addictions, he was discovering that the compulsive use of porn dulls the pleasure receptors of the brain, forcing them to seek ever-greater amounts of stimulation in a desperate quest for sexual satisfaction.

But Nathan was not yet a man. He was just twelve years old.”

Read the article for more information.

‘The Demise of Guys’: How video games and porn are ruining a generation – CNN.com

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‘The Demise of Guys’: How video games and porn are ruining a generation – CNN.com.

“Every compulsive gambler, alcoholic or drug addict will tell you that they want increasingly more of a game or drink or drug in order to get the same quality of buzz.

Video game and porn addictions are different. They are “arousal addictions,” where the attraction is in the novelty, the variety or the surprise factor of the content. Sameness is soon habituated; newness heightens excitement. In traditional drug arousal, conversely, addicts want more of the same cocaine or heroin or favorite food.”

“A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that “regular porn users are more likely to report depression and poor physical health than nonusers are. … The reason is that porn may start a cycle of isolation. … Porn may become a substitute for healthy face-to-face interactions, social or sexual.””

Wow. In a secular news source, admitting this is a problem.  I’m impressed, but secretly devastated that the problem is so perverse that even CNN publicly acknowledges it.

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“What should I tell my kids about sex?” | Simcha Fisher

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“What should I tell my kids about sex?” | Simcha Fisher.

Most important parts:
“There is so much here that one thing is clear: there is no such thing as The Talk, singular.”

“This education has to begin at an early age, in an age-appropriate way. One reader sums it up this way: “5-year-olds need to understand what modesty is, and why our bodies need to be given an appropriate amount of respect. 7-year-olds need to be able to ask questions (and get answers) when they see “weird” magazine covers at the grocery store. 10-year-olds need to have some understanding of their biology. And so on. I don’t think there is an age that is too early to plant the seeds of modesty, purity, and chastity because it involves so much more than [sexual intercourse]. It is ultimately ordered to charity and the basic understanding that all people are created in the image and likeness of God.””

The whole article is worth the read.