Your Brain on Porn

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Watching just 5 hours of porn has been proven to significantly change people's sexual beliefs and attitudes. Find out 5 distinct ways that porn warps your brain, as well as 5 biblical ways to renew your mind and find freedom.

10 thoughts on “Does Antiporn = Anti-sex?

  1. I could not agree with you more. Great quotes… and thank you, Covenant Eyes, for being one of the very few sites online where honest discussions and articles about pornography can take place.

    I think it’s very typical in American culture to regard anti-porn = anti-sex. That’s because of the multitudes who have no idea of the beauty of purity and the sacramental nature of the union of male & female as God intended.

    • @Amy – Thanks for your comments. Yes, I agree with you. It is very common for people to see equate antiporn and anti-sex. I think this is for a numbers of reasons: (1) There are historical examples in of Christians treating sex itself as an evil thing; and (2) The porn industry has done a very good job marketing itself as “just sex.” I think both of these misrepresentations need to be corrected.

  2. “Pornography trains men and women to be consumers when it comes to sex. It trains us to see sexual pleasure as something on-tap and made-to-order.”

    I love it! I’m going to use it whenever I’m trying to convince those people out there (and you know who you are) who see porn as a good thing and anti-porn as bad thing.

  3. “Yes Christian brother, we care deeply about your porn addiction. Now, that’ll be $8.99 a month for something that will do nothing to tackle the actual root of the problem in your life. What? You don’t have $8.99 a month to spare? I guess that Jesus doesn’t want you to be free of this terrible addiction then.”

    You’re making money off of desperate people in a time of financial crisis in America.

    • @Frustrated – We have a hardship program specifically for people in financial crisis. We provide anyone our services for free if they can’t pay for them. We have always done this since the beginning of the company 11 years ago. We never want finances to get in the way of people’s earnest desire to have integrity online.

      I’m a bit confused by your comment. On one hand you say Internet accountability services like our don’t “tackle the actual root of the problem,” and then you say because people aren’t able to get Internet accountability “Jesus doesn’t want you to be free of this terrible addiction.” I can see you are being sarcastic for the purpose of criticizing our business, but I’d love to hear your honest opinion: is Internet accountability something Jesus can use to help a person be free of the addiction or not?

      I agree software alone will never deal with the root of the of the problem (and if you read the e-book you would see why I say that). But godly relationships in the body of Christ are one of the means of grace God has given us to sanctify His people. Because of this, communication technologies (like accountability software) can be wonderful tools in the hands of the church to facilitate these relationships. For example, telephones don’t change people’s hearts, but habitual telephone calls used to speak words of truth to a brother trapped in sin can be instrumental in bringing about change. Smartphone apps don’t transform hearts, but a Bible study app that is accessed regularly can be very helpful in helping someone hide God’s word in their heart. Webcams don’t root sin out of our hearts, but godly friends communicating over Skype can be an incredible tool to draw people closer together.

      And yes, accountability software does not change someone’s desire for sin, but when godly friendships use this tool to facilitate regular encouragement and confessions of sin, it can be a tool in the church’s hand to draw us close to one another and thus closer to God.

  4. Porn? 95% of it isn’t porn at all, it’s SMUT, slice and diced rereleases put out in the worse possible manner, very bad for society, and that’s slave labor because the performers aren’t paid for it. You do 30 films in a short year, then it’s sliced into worse films, deprived of script, made into 400 other films of smut, not the way the original films were made, over a period of 14 years, no pay either, nor permission to put the footage out that way, they just do it and that’s where their 95% of 100s of billions of dollars comes from, while exploiting these on millions of pages, you get nothing, only treated poorly. Why? Why do I always have to hear, “Oh, that’s Kimi Gee” when I haven’t even been doing porn the past 14 years. To top it off, I was in child porn back when Traci Lords did child porn, and those films have been selling on the internet on all the major porn sites, including Playboy, Hustler, and Excalibur’s domains, selling for the past 14 years. I reported it to the FBI and the FTC and not even a courtesy phone call to make any effort to remove it. What about the laws that say you can’t sale child porn? It’s just one big cover up.

  5. Lets always remember, it’s NOT the porn we are dealing with! “Out of the heart comes sexual immorality (porn included). Yes, porn is an evil in its self, but the real enemy is within. All sexual desire, whether heterosexual or homosexual, given “our lack of self-control” (1 Cor. 7:2-5), which is a given for every man and woman, will lead to sexual sin.
    And lets be clear, looking, but not touching is only half true. Porn is impure thought with impure touching of self.

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