Pleasuring Ourselves to Death

How Porn Harms Us

A month ago a standing-room-only crowd attended a briefing on Capitol Hill to listen to several researchers summarize their findings about how pornography harms men, women, children, and culture.

Below is a portion of that briefing, featuring Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D. (Please note: this video contains mature subject matter.)

Layden is a well-known sex addiction researcher and anti-pornography advocate. In 2004 she appeared before a Senate subcommittee for the “Hearing on the Brain Science Behind Pornography Addiction and the Effects of Addiction on Family and Communities” (pdf).

Layden comments here that the term “Hypersexual Disorder” is going to appear in the new diagnostic literature for mental health specialists.

If you want to learn more about the harms of pornography, you can watch more from this briefing on YouTube. Please note, however, the video material from this briefing contains very explicit subject matter and some strong language.