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3 Reasons Anime Porn Is Bad for You

Last Updated: August 3, 2020

Matt Fradd

Matt Fradd is the author of Delivered: True Stories of Men and Woman Who Turned from Porn to Purity. After experiencing a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000, Matt has worked through full-time lay ministry in Australia, Ireland, Canada, and Texas. He has served as an apologist for Catholic Answers and has traveled all over the world, speaking to tens of thousands of teens and young adults. He and his wife Cameron have four children and live in North Georgia.

Today, there are a lot more people out there speaking out against pornography on the grounds that it really isn’t a very healthy industry. The more they read the stories of the women and men in pornography, the conditions of their work, the use of drugs, the physical pain, the instances of shady behavior among porn producers, the manipulation, the sexual abuse (both on and off camera), and the spread of STDs, the more people are saying, “If porn is this abusive, I don’t want to endorse it.”

Even when women consent to this lifestyle of abuse, people are still saying, “Look, I don’t care if she’s consenting to being abused. A woman who has forgotten her own dignity does not give me a green light to treat her as an object.”

Introducing Hentai

For many people, this is one of the reasons they enjoy other kinds of pornography that don’t involve live action filming. One genre of porn really corners the market on this, and it’s called hentai.

Hentai is the western label given to anime pornography and is derived from the Japanese word for “perverted.” Over the last generation, hentai has become some of the most popular pornography in the world. In fact, cartoon porn is currently among the most searched for niches of porn on certain Internet devices.

What do we say to this? Is cartoon pornography a more ethical option for porn consumers because it doesn’t involve live action actors?

Less Bad ≠ Good

First, if we find a form of media where women are not physically harmed or degraded in the making of a specific kind of media, this is a good thing. However, it’s also important to note that just because something is better than something else in one respect does not mean it is therefore “good.” Smoking a carton of cigarettes every day might be better than smoking 10 cartons, but smoking one carton should also not be labeled as “healthy.”

3 Reasons Cartoon Porn Is Still Bad

First, anime porn is infused with the same messages and values as live action porn. It’s all about the degradation and objectification of women for the masturbatory pleasure of men. The female figure portrayed is nothing more than an object for male pleasure. Women are still portrayed as powerless—either powerless over male advances or powerless over her own sexual euphoria that compels her to be used. Anime porn is marketed and sold with messaging as its live action counterpart.

Second, anime porn is just as addictive as live action porn. Addiction to porn—any kind of porn—is known by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a “behavioral” addiction, where someone is pathologically pursuing neurological rewards their brain gives them when they engage in certain pleasurable behaviors. All kinds of porn addiction, regardless of whether the actors on the screen are filmed or drawn, are harmful to us because they warp our normal sex drive into something unhealthy and compulsive. Porn might feel pleasurable, but it’s ultimately the enemy of real satisfaction.

Third, anime porn is in some sense worse in its messaging that live action porn because the characters are completely malleable. Artists can make make the characters look exactly the way they want. Every fetish can be fulfilled, no matter how unreal or bizarre. Artists and consumers can pleasure themselves any kind of abuse and dull their consciences doing it. They can just tell themselves “No one is really getting hurt.” Because the films are animated, this has a disarming effect on the viewer. The consumer needs not practice any compassion for the character because she isn’t real. She’s just a lifeless scribbling of ink.

Hentai pornography is known showing the gross mistreatment of women through horrific acts of bestiality and even images of children having sex. Can we commend the makers and consumers of this material because they aren’t using real people—“I don’t like it when real children are abused, but I really like to get off to images of cartoon children getting abused.” Is this virtuous or healthy to shape our libidos around this kind of material?

Don’t be fooled. When people justify this kind of material, they’re often asking the wrong question. They’re often saying, “Who isn’t abused in the making of this pornography?” The real question they should be asking is, “Who is abused in the making of this?” The answer is: the viewer himself.

 

  • Comments on: 3 Reasons Anime Porn Is Bad for You
    1. Brian on

      All things considered, hentai is not less bad than live porn. Hentai deadens the brain to real women. I was a slave. I got into hentai using the justification that it’s not as bad as live actors. But it didn’t take long until living, breathing women, created in the image of God, seemed boring and somewhat gross to me, while unspeakable perversions of hentai seemed interesting and arousing. By God’s grace, I am recovering, and I’m not what or where I once was. It was a huge milestone of mental healing for me when I realized that a woman in a bathing suit was attractive again. Hentai had destroyed my ability to see it. Lust after anything is still wrong, obviously, but it’s an example of just how awful and depraved hentai is. My slowly healing brain is nauseated by the remaining memories of what I’ve seen, but I am testimony to the fact that God can and DOES heal. I no longer look at porn in any form, but I have a long way to go yet. Until I no longer even feel temptation, until I have cleansed my memory of every perverse image and animation, until I can look at every woman with perfectly pure thoughts, until I lie rotting in my grave, I will keep on fighting.

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      • karen on

        so agree Brian.good for you.I will be praying. Thank God you seen it and got out of it.Our God is amazing how much he lover us

      • Matthew D on

        Wow… Lots of respect to Brian here in the comments section. Nothing but respect. I am so immensely inspired by your words…”My slowly healing brain is nauseated by the remaining memories of what I’ve seen, but I am testimony to the fact that God can and DOES heal. I no longer look at porn in any form, but I have a long way to go yet. Until I no longer even feel temptation, until I have cleansed my memory of every perverse image and animation, until I can look at every woman with perfectly pure thoughts, until I lie rotting in my grave, I will keep on fighting.”

      • Bender on

        Lol

      • anon on

        It seems you’re under the impression that all hentai involves bestiality or other messed up stuff like that. I fail to see how looking at a drawing is wrong.

      • Boi on

        Well Brian i watched hentai once or twice to see what it was and I saw a few episodes of each catergory to do research and the only time I found messed up crap was in the bdsm and a few other genres so I really don’t get your points on saying that hentai is not as bad as real porn so please explain.

      • Your "friend" on

        This Brian guys seems a little messed up in the head in a few ways. One I watch hentei on the regular but I still find as he put it “a women in a bathing suit” attractive. Hentei has in no way personally affected my ability to prefer real people over fake characters. I also watch anime wand I do NOT get arroused in any way but if I were to watch something with a sexually attractive women in it I can and have became aroused. Porn in anyway has not made me respect women less. I respect respectable people not just anybody. I also don’t get why god has anything to do with it. From my interpretation it seemed as though these hentei characters were not in the form of “god” or what he had in mind. That is partially true because in most situations it’s two animated humans partaking in it sex. There are cases in which that is not true and those are where you could be correct and they are not in the image of “god”. You also say that lust has helped nobody I personally find that massively incorrect. Because “lust” is a very general term for “to want”. You could really apply lust to a lot of the great things and not so great things in the world. If you think about it a long time ago people “Lusted” for a reason to live and something to make death less ominous and scary. Thus the Bible. Anyway what I’m saying is that I do not 100% agree with you. BUT if this has help you good for you I will not knock you achievements I know that addiction is a hard thing to fight.

      • Andem on

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      • Alex on

        I don’t want to say you’re an idiot because I don’t believe you are but I believe you are incredibly naive if you think pornography (especially people fetish) are bad.

      • Sean on

        This is good to hear as I am struggling with something similar. While many people think since hentai is drawn it has no harm to anyone but that is far from the truth. While there is no harm to people being portrayed sexually, the their is a high potential for mental harm to the viewer and the artist.

        Constant exposure to any porn will likely make eye contact with someone who you find attractive will become difficult, especially if you have an attention disorder such as ADHD. This can lead to gaps in your relations with friends, coworkers, and has the potential to cost you a job interview.

        Hentai does not always not involve a real girl. There is a hentai artist that goes by the name of Manyakis. From what I have seen on his twitter, quite a few of the female viewers of his work send pictures of themselves to serve as models and reference. He came even use videos via a process commonly known as rotoscoping.

        Hentai is consuming. I noticed over the years multiple standards for hentai capable of getting the job done increased as my exposure did. At first, novice art was good enough but over time, I required higher and higher quality. It became addictive and a daily thing for me. Soon, just naked girls weren’t enough. There had to be some fettish. They got worse and worse from just being in public, to electric shocks, to bestiality, to special sex devices that make the drawn girl have to do something or something else will happen (like if one girl moves to relieve pain, another girl is forced to feel more pain via the device). In other words, my sex drive was progressively warped do to the the flexibility of hentai. Not to mention all the time I spent looking at it. After doing some math, I found that over the past 10 years, I have wasted about 110 DAYS OF MY LIFE FOR ONLY 2 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES OF PLEASURE!

        All of these things I have said that effect the viewer also effect the artist. This is only a logical assumption because the artist must view the hentai as he/she draws it, they are technically considered a viewer themselves. I have no personal experience on that side of the subject. For those of you who want the Bible’s take on hentai, God showed me Ezekiel 23. The part that deals directly with hentai is Ezekiel 23:14-17which says “Then she carried her prostitution even further. She fell in love with pictures that were painted on a wall-pictures of Babylonian military officers, outfitted in striking red uniforms. And handsome belts in circles their waist, and flowing turbans crowned their heads. They were dressed like chariot officers from the land of Babylonia. When she saw the paintings, she long to get herself to them, so she said messengers to Babylonia to invite them to come to her. So they came and committed adultery with her, defiling her in the bed of love. After being defiled, however, she rejected them in disgust.”.

        All I have said is from personal experience.

      • Chris McKenna on

        Thank you, Sean, for your open and honest reflections. Your story matters. I hope that it is an encouragement to others!

        Best, Chris

      • Ronald on

        I understand what u mean. I started young as ever around the age of 5 and that was around the time i accidentally was introduced to sex itself. It formed from knowing it to thinking “well this anime character is hot let me look it up” thats how i used to think. Even then it messes with me because at the age 5 and on i became addicted thinking that its fake what’s the harm when i was being mentally screwed over. Don’t look down on yourself if u do watch it just know it isnt healthy mentally and porn in general isnt. im not even gone jack off or even think about porn until the real thing because all it does is screw with brain development. It also changes the way u think of some anime characters. Ive been doing this for 8 years and just now see the issue. My brain is still hurt and damaged but the best thing to do is pray and try to stay away from it.

        Im glad u along with me and many others can start healing from it

        Best thing to do is slowly set standards for yourself such as dont watch it period. Sometimes it might take u to not watch an anime but your health is more important then entertainment and from that point on up your standards

      • No to porn or hentai whatevs on

        People in the comments be like “Ermahger porn isn’t bad and so is hentai, you so naive mahger”. Dudes porn IS bad and that includes hentai. You guys who loves porn are the naive ones thinking that it won’t affect you in any way other than pleasing. Bros you are influenced by what you watch, sure you obviously won’t follow what the characters did but you will slowly adapt to it and think that some of it normal and do it unconsciously. Bros bros bros porn can damage your purity which will lead you to impurity, obviously, and i’m sure an impure life is fail life because everything will look grey and brightful. I tell you all this because i was once a porn addict but i say to you living a life without porn is a beautiful one and so i suggest you do the same. :) :D

      • Tyler on

        Awesome man I haven’t heard of any person who has broken free from that ungodliness I commend you for your efforts and enlightenment on this.😇

      • Sarah Jenkins on

        damn. This really warms my heart. If only my 42 year old son could feel the same way. Hes been watching hentai for so long its practically a religion to him. Every thanksgiving, he’d excuse himself from the dinner table and go into his room, and masturbates vigorously. I feel like a failure as a parent knowing my son gave up college because he “wouldn’t have time to catch up on the latest doujinshi chapter.” If anyone can possibly find help for my beloved son, please call the proper authorities. I’ll give anything to have a normal, upstairs son. Only god will tell.

      • Toshino Kyoko on

        Can easily tell that this kid never even watched hentai.

      • M on

        Thank you to the author for writing this article. There are some more things I would have added, but regardless people should be more educated in general about how harmful porn is. I’m pretty sickened by some of the ignorant responses of some people on here (also the completely non related to the topic or nonsensical comments). It’s a shame how narrow minded people choose to be about porn. I’m not sure why people have come to these ridiculous conclusions that if it feels good, it must be healthy. That is not even a remotely true statement towards porn, or many others things in life.

        Even many non religious psychologists are concerned about the mental wellbeing of people obsessed with porn and our oversexualized media, society, and lifestyles. Sex is a healthy and wonderful thing, but like all things, can be abused and YES you CAN over indulge in sexual things.

        By the way, the porn industry makes LOTS of money off of how simple minded people are, and how easy people are to hook into sexual obsession. They don’t give a rats ass about your well being, and they purposely design there products to be….. ADDICTING! So that they can continue to make lots of money.

        I’m totally venting furiously so I apologize, but I am in my early 20s, female, who has struggle since a young age (not getting into it more then that) with the artificial pleasure that porn brings. I’m fully aware not all people are the same or have the same beliefs.
        Don’t be so quick to shut down something you don’t agree with, give it some though and actually do proper research on the topic of porn. And if you don’t like what the author wrote, well… then peaceful move about your internet browsing and find other things to read.

      • L on

        i dont undestand why its even a thing

      • Jack on

        Regardless of the psychological effects on people that hentai may project and the office episode we’re all thinking of, illustrations and animations are considered art by countless humans, including hentai/anime porn. This particular article does seem to have a thick bias toward the bestiality and women-ravaging videos. I personally feel wrong getting off to such videos, but it still works. I am too on the cusp of a change, and I hope to rid myself at least of the crazy shit. I feel it has actually changed my perception of women, and if not women, then relationship expectations for sure.

      • Grace on

        I myself am recovering.. or trying to get in the process… at the tender age of 12. Likewise, I need advice. How do I start this process?

        I’m trying to get away from all manga, anime, social media, hentai, fanfiction, and Internet.

      • I Dont Have To Tell It on

        Basically. I just hate how many people talk about geez “CLEANING” the mind. it’s obviously your own attempt and no one else will do it. You are just being distracted. I watch a lot of hentai and I don’t discriminate real girls for fiction, so you should stop with all of this

      • G-Man on

        Hey look I just saw this and had to point a few things out. First of all, Hentai, as I know it, is rarely about abusing anyone. The way people find and watch abusive content, is if they are looking for it. Second, it is not about “the degradation and objectification of women” it’s just putting completely fictional drawings in situations that are intense for the enjoyment for everyone not just men. The Hentai industry even has animations for the LGBTQ+ community which is a great stride for them that was accepted for a lot longer than when the US started accepting gay or any other thing LGBTQ+ related, for example, Yaoi which isn’t necessarily porn though it can be. I would like to clarify that I do not think being gay is right but I will accept them because we are all sinners and I want to help them. Also, Mr. Matt Fradd it doesn’t look like you did a lot of research into this because EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD CAN STIMULATE REWARD CHEMICALS it’s just that sex is the way to max out on it. AND GUESS WHAT!! watching a porn, hentai, or any other video does not spontaneously induce orgasms therefore it’s not addicting by itself. Finally, don’t let a couple bad apples kill an orchard. Just because a fraction of Hentai and any other porn deals with abuse does not mean that the rest of it is. Some of us just want to see our favorite anime characters truly fall in love and watch it blossom and be fully and passionately expressed. In essence Hentai is not bad.

        I hope you, Matt Fradd, see this, tone it down a bit, and realize I am right.

      • Elsa on

        The problem is, how can you stop watching it? As a woman, live porn is so annoying because it’s directed by men for men. At least in cartoon comic porn it’s quiet. I agree vehemently that anime and hentai is even more problematic than live action, but acknowledging that doesn’t fix live action porn or make it better for female consumption.

      • Moriah Dufrin on

        Elsa,

        In response to your question of how to stop watching, I would encourage both men and women who are struggling to use our Screen Accountability software as a part of recovery. When your device activity is being monitored by someone else (an ally), wouldn’t you be far less likely to even watch porn? We have found that this form of accountability helps people stop watching porn very quickly. It doesn’t mean the temptation disappears (and we all know that porn will never disappear), but it does help strugglers to stop watching it.

        I hope this answers your question!
        Blessings,
        Moriah

      • Cantstand weakminds on

        Let’s get this straight voluntarily abusing something cause a mental addiction? This is not the same as drug addictions where it is a physical addiction so please dont try to put urself on the same lvl as drug addiction. We choose to do bad stuff. Porn, drugs but if ur getting hooked on porn to the point u cant appreciate a living breathing women laying in ur bed. Ur a weak minded person and u really bring down the lvl of humanities evolution. I mean seriously u think cartoon porn is better then the feeling of a real woman. Ur weak and pathetic.

      • Sound of Logic on

        Porn is bad, period. Whether you want to agree or not.

        To the ignorant commentators that think otherwise: If you can’t handle being contradicted and “need” to understand why it’s wrong then expand your mind beyond your weak, uneducated comments and opinions and try to prove with real concrete research and evidence that it supposedly is “good”. Only then will you find, as I have, endless proven research from mental health specialists and professionals who specialize in human behaviour and brain physiology (whom for YEARS have helped treat many, many people) tell you quite plainly that porn is indeed bad.

        I don’t need to prove my point here because I’ve ACTUALLY done the research and LIVED through the addiction, and anyone that dismisses addiction like “no big deal” is wrong.

      • Ann on

        Bruh, it’s porn. Yall needa chill out and enjoy yourselves.

    2. Steve on

      I appreciated the cartoon porn article ! What is working for me is SA (sexaholics anonymous). I found the secular group more helpful. I know many have gotten help from Christian groups and to God be the glory but I found them to be less accepting, less loving sadly then the secular. Some Christian groups try to bunch all addictions into one group and that was not helpful to me. The overeater addict was always left out because there was always food and plenty of dessert at every meeting. It was the pride thing about well I am not as bad as you that I detected in my Christian groups. Even though there was not “cross talk” in the Christian groups someone was always trying to fix someone else and eventually cross talk and going far beyond the 5 minute rule. SA helped me because I finally heard the word masturbation which is taboo to say in a Christian setting. We talked specifics. The meeting was the same format every week. We started on time and finished on time–1-1.5 hours depending on where the meeting was. It was the first place I could ever be myself anywhere. What a relief. I should feel this in a Christian setting. I have been porn sober and no masturbation for 8 years, to God be the glory !!

      Steve

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      • Sam on

        to Steve,
        Yeah I get it, whether SA, SAA, SLAA, or Freedom Groups, we got to get the help and support. I do Freedom Groups 2x a week, but would hit up other groups were my town big enough to support that.
        Freedom Group is Christian-based, but also 12-step based. And EVERYTHING is laid out in the open. I was surprised at my first few meetings, for the honesty was shocking yet safe. No “triggers” are permitted (discussion on specific temptations) but we as persons are accepting of each other to describe our boundaries, our consequences, our pains, and our hope.

      • John on

        It is true, some Christian recovery programs are very weak for the reasons you mention. But, there are many Christian sex addiction specific support groups that take on issues head on. In the group I attend, the word “masturbation” is used constantly and we are not afraid to discuss anything. The standard 12-step groups, like SA, are great and i have no issue with them, but there are other good approaches as well. I suppose not all cities have them, however, which is the main limiting factor.

    3. kristin on

      My bf is a porn addict n he’s stopped viewing it but afraid he’s doing it only cause he don’t wanna lose me n scared. He’ll hurt me again

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      • Kay Bruner on

        Kristin, it’s great that your boyfriend is willing to quit looking at porn. However, we know that it takes more than good intentions to really recover. A group like SAA can be a huge help to guys who are wanting to recover. He might also like to read Your Brain on Porn, a free download, which helps explain how the brain works and why recovery is such hard work.

        I’d also suggest that you look for a group where you can find support as you process your emotions and consider your boundaries: S Anon, Al Anon, Celebrate Recovery, Pure Desire, xxxChurch are all places that offer support to women, alongside their resources for men.

        I just wrote a short ebook recently for girlfriends as well: Porn and Your Boyfriend, which is available at Amazon. That book is an expansion of an article I wrote a while back for girlfriends, which you can find here. Hope those resources help. Blessings, Kay

    4. Nathan on

      Before the Lord Jesus delivered me from the penalty of sin some nineteen years ago, I discovered porn magazines in a bathroom, my first real exposure to the garbage, and looked at pornographic materials several other times in the following years. Although I am now happily married and thrilled with the beauty of my wife, occasionally those old images still resurface; but I have found two weapons against them that work, every time. The first weapon is prayer, in which I don’t try to hide the image, either from God or from myself. I simply ask Him to wash it in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. In most instances, the image–even the fact that I had remembered the image–is gone immediately. The second weapon is word of God. When the images return to my memory, I find quoting Scripture helps to fill my mind with something better, infinitely better. And being a normal man, I have a one-track mind, so I can’t focus on something I shouldn’t while focusing on the holy word of God!

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      • andrew on

        Hi Nathan, Thanks very much for your 2 pieces of advice. It was a great reminder and I have been applying it to my life. It worked for me.

    5. Carol on

      I am so glad that a Christian site brought up the subject of anime porn it’s not only a problem for men it is also a problem for women too. When I was lost I was into anime and didn’t have to even see actual anime porn to have lustful feelings for certain male characters that are portrayed as physically attractive and whose characters I liked this first happened when I was a child and it continued into my adult years. I liked reading fanfictions too including the racy ones. When I got saved this stopped for a long while but I gradually backslid and went back to viewing it and I looked at anime porn too, homosexual anime porn. Yes, there are women who like to watch homosexual men and I am betting that there are many, many, many fangirls who are into that type of anime porn, and other Christians who are taken by it too. However, I know how embarrassing this would be to admit to another Christian because it is just too bizarre and there is the fear that you can’t trust them with that kind of information about yourself especially if you were broken from divulging other secrets about your personal life and the person you gave that information to reacted to you in a bad way, how on Earth would they react to this. I don’t trust many people with details about personal information. I can go to God with my sin but when it comes to people it would be nice if there was somebody who I could trust who went through the same thing that I am going through. Anime porn, and lust for characters, is a deep poison that roots into your soul and never leaves. I feel like a hopeless case!

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      • Eric Breaux on

        I’m just happy someone else has said it. Although I’m male and attracted to females, the greater attraction to anime depictions than real people is something I have too. It’s especially depressing when you believe it’s bad, because attraction to stylized depictions of people can only be lust because you can’t love people who aren’t real. In my case I don’t want to stop being as attracted as I am to anime females and acting on my lust, and wish there were people in real life who looked the way they do. It’s especially emotionally straining because I’m not entirely sure if believers in Jesus still go to hell for frequent deliberate sin, because verses like Hebrews 10:26 and Corinthians 6:9-11 make me confused taking verses like John 3:16 and the verse that teaches grace alone by faith alone in Christ alone (I can’t remember or find which verse says that) into account, but these sources give some good information on the subject https://redeeminggod.com/sermons/james/james_2_14-26/ https://redeeminggod.com/no-sacrifice-for-willful-sin-is-left/

      • M on

        Carol your post is so long ago :/ wish it was more recent, would love to get in contact and talk about the struggles for women with anime and porn. Totally understand what you said. I know you won’t see my post though.

    6. Reinhard on

      Oh man, this article was written by someone who doesn’t have a realistic vision of the world… Plus the points brought against this form of pornography aren’t justified, but just described through the puritan (and so distorted) vision of the author.

      “””””””First, anime porn is infused with the same messages and values as live action porn. It’s all about the degradation and objectification of women for the masturbatory pleasure of men. The female figure portrayed is nothing more than an object for male pleasure. Women are still portrayed as powerless—either powerless over male advances or powerless over her own sexual euphoria that compels her to be used. Anime porn is marketed and sold with messaging as its live action counterpart.”””””””

      >>> It shall not be a problem if people can dissociate fictions / fantasies and reality. The ones who can’t obviously have a problem (they should be entrusted to a psychiatric centre) and if it’s because of their education, then unfortunately, nothing can be done about it as the person will not change that easily past a certain age.

      “”””””Second, anime porn is just as addictive as live action porn. Addiction to porn—any kind of porn—is known by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a “behavioral” addiction, where someone is pathologically pursuing neurological rewards their brain gives them when they engage in certain pleasurable behaviors. All kinds of porn addiction, regardless of whether the actors on the screen are filmed or drawn, are harmful to us because they warp our normal sex drive into something unhealthy and compulsive. Porn might feel pleasurable, but it’s ultimately the enemy of real satisfaction.””””””

      >>> Look, no matter what your convictions are, masturbation and sexual drive is natural (have you ever seen or realized what problems / danger sexual frustration can cause to someone who didn’t wish for something like abstinence ?). So at the basis, masturbating to something that triggers your sexual excitement isn’t a problem, but a good thing in fact. Addiction to this is a real concern though, I can agree to this. But it’s up to the person as for regulating / managing his / her sex drive. The best solution I can think of is to have other things in your life to think / care about and that interest you enough (like some passions, friends, a girl/boyfriend, an engaging work…). The addiction is most of the time (if not always) linked to a problem of balance in the life of the person concerned.

      And finally, now that all of this is cleared :

      “””””””””Third, anime porn is in some sense worse in its messaging that live action porn because the characters are completely malleable. Artists can make make the characters look exactly the way they want. Every fetish can be fulfilled, no matter how unreal or bizarre. Artists and consumers can pleasure themselves any kind of abuse and dull their consciences doing it. They can just tell themselves “No one is really getting hurt.” Because the films are animated, this has a disarming effect on the viewer. The consumer needs not practice any compassion for the character because she isn’t real. She’s just a lifeless scribbling of ink.”””””””””

      >>>>> Everyone has his own tastes and fetishes (even hidden ones that you are not even aware of). I think that a medium that can fulfil a lot of different ones is plain fantastic. Look now, how is our modern world if not stressful and unhealthy for many. Now if they can relieve their stress (and sex is one of the best ways to do it, but not everyone is in couple and even people in couple may want to browse some pornography to break a potential lassitude which could appear in the long run) through something that actually doesn’t harm anyone, physically or mentally, isn’t it a good thing for them ?

      And don’t bring me God in this, nobody can prove that a religion is more true than another, Christianism isn’t more rightful than Buddhism for example. Liberty of faith does not exist for nothing.

      Please think with reason and not your own subjectivity or morals.

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      • Chris McKenna on

        Reinhard, the author is a Christian and therefore is writing from that worldview. You have a different, non-Christian worldview of sex and are commenting from your perspective. There are bound to be differences. Thank you for being active on the blog – we invite constructive dialogue from a variety of perspectives. Peace, Chris

    7. Jazzix on

      Thanks so much. I had seen worst type of hentai, but I realized it’s so bad, and especially bad for a Christian to do. I ask Lord to wash it away, for my mind never to see it again, whether animated, whether live porn.

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    8. nina on

      i think people who make these hentai videos are absolutely perverts.thank god i dont watch these things.

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      • Please reconsider on

        “The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.” Luke 18:11

    9. Even Jesus hates you on

      Forgot to mention their opinions are biased by religion, hence by no means noteworthy in any way whatsoever.

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    10. Face the facts on

      You actually go as far in your religion to deny reality and the true state of things. Congratulations, you deserve your spot in the Hall of Fail of the human race along with 99% of the people in the comment section lacking half of the braincells a regular human should have.

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    11. Reva on

      I decided to look this topic up because I found myself debating with watching it. I have in the past watch human porn. But I gave that up because of feeling like I began to lessen the love of God in regards to his masterpiece man and woman. However I dabbled into cartoon porn because it was fiction. But I still had concerns. And I wanted to get some advice before I open that porn door again. I beleive in God but I don’t restrict myself to religious rules. I use the Bible as a guideline not a dictatorship. My coinscious felt like if I watched cartoon porm which is still watching the sex act, that I would be unable to be straight with a holy God when I prayed. I felt like He would not necessarily tell me it wrong, but that I w ould be bringing something into the relationship with me and Jesus that I could not soberly present to Him. It made me uncomfortable. A had to make a choice. And in thinking of why I wanted to watch any type of porn I could not find a reason other than I am grown. Cartoon porn really does not have any real value. It does not add unto me. And when I thought about how I could potentiality make it a part of my regimine of entertainment I imagine myself spending more time on it than in other things that matter more. Like goals, or family, or brain developement like reading a book. Or focusing on going to college and getting a job. When I tried to measure cartoon porn up to place it in my life I found that it most definitely become a distraction. I think it is silently dangerous with a potential of becoming a fetish, addiction, or silent subliminal bondage. It has the potential to seethe into your mind and harden you away from reality. I can’t say if it is wrong or right to watch porn. I think an educated decision should be made by estimate and research and focus based opnions of those who have be affected by any type of porn. Thx to everyone who left a reply. It helps to know that there are others in this great big ol world with feelings and skin on them. It is sometimes daunting to read an article and feel like what could the writer possibly know about how I feel. They may not have my best intrests in heart. They could have just wrote something intelligent but only tapping sources of information. Replies from experienced people helped me to say aomething too and make my choice to leave porn alone. Got better things to do with my time. Time is something that is not promised and you can’t get back. I want to invest into myself other things and keep my head above water.

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    12. samuel on

      guys , i need ur help now , pls am a porn addict ,and i want to quit .pls how can i do dat

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    13. Socialist on

      Communism is a good alternative to hentai. Unlike hentai, communism is completely equal. Like good ol’ marx said “Some men are more equal than others”.

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      • Nicoli Bedinski on

        It’s comrade. Hentai is product of bourgeoisie.

    14. Bob on

      Umm hey you do you realize that all porn stars that do porn as a primary source of income are tested for STD’s right. Oh yeah and most pornstars aren’t metaphorically blind 18 year old girls who get manipulated into having sex on camera most are all over the age of twenty and know what their getting into and completely agree with what they’ll have to do to make it in the porn world heck some pornstars male and female are married and their spouse is ok with it.

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      • Chris McKenna on

        Bob, let’s assume for a moment that what you’ve said is true. It comes down to a question of dignity. Do you believe that human beings have dignity? The answer to that question will dictate your attitude toward porn. If you believe that all human beings have dignity, then EVEN IF a woman has forgotten her dignity and her identity and has chosen a life as a porn star, who is more of a man – the one who tries to protect her dignity when she isn’t able or willing to do it herself? Or the “man” who takes advantage of her? The “man” who visually abuses her? The “man” who uses her for his pleasure, his desires, his needs? The old, elementary school adage holds true – 2 wrongs do not make a right. They never have.

      • Nobody on

        This is directed to Chris. Don’t you think that belittling the hypothetical woman’s choices, implying that she isn’t capable of making her own decisions, and telling her that she’s forgotten her dignity is more dehumanizing than respecting her life choices is? You’re suggesting that this metaphorical maiden needs you to judge her actions. And as someone who actually does watch porn, I can tell you that the majority of porn stars are adults; some are even married adults. Lastly, STD’s aren’t as common as most people think they are in the porn industry. There are instances in which actual porn stars have mention these things if you want to do your own research into the topic.

    15. Angela on

      I’m not religious or anything, but I do believe both live and animated porn can become problems when the people watching them are addicted and carrying it into their real lives… There are those who casually enjoy porn, but there are also those who obsess with it to the point of depravity and immorality, especially when it comes to such taboo kinks like “Lolicon/Shotacon”, which is essentially animated child porn.
      Unfortunately, a lot of those who are obsessed with hentai in particular nowadays, are so open about it, they’ll openly talk about it or post pictures of it in public without bothering to ask if everyone present is even open to seeing such things.
      Especially when it’s ONLY sexualizing women, is when I feel it becomes something like a personal attack to my integrity and worth as a human being.

      Not only is it the problem of objectification of women, but also that those obsessed with hentai also form very disturbingly unnatural body expectations… Unlike those who only watch live porn.
      I’ve noticed a trend among fans of hentai who will demand that women have really narrow and short tiny torsos like that of a skinny 5-year old girl, yet also with the wide thick hips, butt, and thighs of a grown curvy woman, unnaturally long legs, and also with an unnaturally wide thigh gap.
      There is also the body shape that I call the “Tera Elin” body shape… which seems to have become the new ideal for many Lolicon fans in particular.
      I see that this is also becoming a much bigger problem as there are also women who as a result, want to attain this impossible body shape…
      And if you look in east Asia, there have been a few cases already where people (mostly girls such as Tina Leopard) go through extreme plastic surgery to modify their face to look more like anime/cartoon/game characters, to the point that they look more alien than human, but because of how messed up they’ve become in the head, they insist they are the most beautiful ever.

      In Japan, when you go to somewhere like Akihabara, there are open displays in public of obviously-underaged girls in pornographic/sexual situations, it is really disturbing. I hate to see the “Lolicon”(pre-pubescent anime girls) fans as being the typical “anime fan”. In reality, there are also many anime fans who exclusively are attracted to adults, males, as well as those who do not wish to see any sexualization at all in anime.
      Somehow we must all be lumped with the hentai-loving crowd because Lolicon has already come to the point where it’s become “normal” in Japan’s anime industry.
      Meanwhile, hentai featuring adult women who look 20+ or are more natural-looking in general, is becoming something of a rarity, and Japan does have “Under 15” sections in their adult video stores which includes gravure photos/videos of REAL kids as young as 5 posing sexually in swimsuits/underwear, which is a disturbing loophole because the law only considers it porn if the child is nude and exposing genitalia.

      It is also becoming a problem with many male hentai fans in Japan who refuse to meet real women (most claiming that all women are gold diggers), and instead choose fictional anime girls to “marry”. I believe that is one of the causes for the low birth rate currently, as much as they may hate to admit it. Sadly they’d rather pin the blame on women who get careers when that’s clearly not a problem in USA or Europe where many women (such as my mother) have careers along with families.

      This is why many female anime fans choose to rebel through BL or Yaoi, which is essentially the opposite of regular hentai, and it helps to balance the over-sexualization of women by sexualizing men as well, and giving women or really anyone who is sick of exclusively-female pornography, a form of relief from everyday stress of seeing nothing but sexy girls in the media. To reassure that women can also create porn for women, that porn is not something that should be exclusively for straight men to enjoy, but that it should have at least something for everyone.

      However, if there ever were such a world where both men and women were equally portrayed in porn, pin-ups, etc… and equally attractive/sexy, I wouldn’t mind so much because then women wouldn’t feel like they were being singled out as sex objects while men aren’t… but we know that level of equality will not happen in our lifetime.

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    16. Visitor on

      To be honest I love hentai. My boyfriend too. I don’t think it’s bad if you know the limits. And it doesn’t affect our sexuality

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      • Anon on

        My thing is, if you let it take over your mind and desensitize women if your point of you then maybe you shouldn’t watch porn at all? I watch hentai and I’m usually called a gentlemen cause I know damn well real world women are more than scripted animation. The only thing that gets me is that not all hentai is like this. There are hentai series that have consensual sex all the time and they’re usually in love as well.

      • Anon on

        View*

    17. Marcu on

      Well, we are all sinners…
      I quit watching porn for good nine years ago when I truly came to understand how abusive it is (or usually is) to the perfomers and my feelings on that have not changed. I somehow stumbled upon animated porn a few months ago and now suddenly I’m addicted again.
      I have mixed feelings about. One thing’s for sure- it is a LOT better than real porn. It has also increased my libido, which had really been so low that I lost almost all interest in trying to find a girlfriend and possibly remarry. In short, it makes me horny again! You can call that lust, but that’s the drive God gave us to bring chlidren into this world.
      Animated porn is not the greatest thing in the world to be sure. I don’t look at the cruel or monster stuff- not interested in it- but I have seen weird things that are interesting as fiction and could never be done in real life. The biggest thing is I never confuse the characters for real people. Not at all. But whatever distasteful abuse you’ll see in real porn you will also come across in animated porn. Even more so, because it’s animated! I almost always watch really pretty ‘girls’ that are approximations of a girlfriend I’d like to have in real life but never will. People with cry that ‘see, unrealistic expectation’ thing but as a guy, believe me, an average looking woman would satisfy me just fine. Porn is not a substitute for a person- it’s a drug, and it’s fantasy. Some people can handle it better than others. But I never think that hardcore porn involving real people is good.
      I’d like to stop watching it but sometimes it gives me so much pleasure that I can’t help but to want to watch it again and can’t stop. I suppose the addiction is peaking. I keep praying and try to do other things. Sometimes I succeed, and sometimes fail. I do sense it is sin, but I sin in other ways too- anger, etc. I’m glad I’m not lusting over real people. Hopefully I’ll move on soon and replace it with something better.

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    18. Andrew on

      Well, I think porn is ok, BUT in moderation. If you are in the middle of puberty, It’s perfectly natural to watch porn. But if you become addicted it is very unhealthy. I watch hentai some times, and it has in no way affected my attraction to actual women. I only masturbate about two times a week and some times its hentai and other times it normal porn. But no one should shame anyone for something as normal as porn. But I advise people to tread lightly as porn addiction is very dangerous and can consume you.

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    19. Prinny on

      To all those who call porn an abomination and think god is the only answer, you’re wrong. Porn is fine, in moderation. Addiction in any sense of the word is bad, addiction itself is labeled as a mental disease stemming off the journey of always trying to find a form of stimuli. I watched porn, normal and hentai, quite excessively despite me knowing the blatant downside it was having on my mental health. It’s a hard thing to overcome due to the fact that it can satisfy your fantasy. You may never have a risky threesome encounter in a darkened alley, but with porn you can experience it mentally. As for hentai the boundaries of limitation are obscured even more as things that could never physically ever happen in reality gives you a better outlet for your lust. But that in itself is fine, it’s quite harmless to indulge in porn once in a while as a way to channel that lust because bottling it up isn’t exactly good for you either. The key is moderation. But porn is incredibly easy to become addicted to because the only thing you derive out of it is pleasure and as we know it, pleasure is always good. But that falls to you to restrict yourself and not over indulge, this applies to any addiction you can think of. That upside to porn addiction is that it won’t ruin or kill you like some others though the act of getting over it may be just as difficult. Overall, porn should be consumed in moderation in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Maybe set aside a day every other week where you allow yourself to indulge before restricting yourself again. It will help you channel that lust and keep yourself from becoming addicted. If you are currently an addict then find a distraction, something to fill your time because if you have free time you may decide to instead fill it with more porn. Find a hobby, if you feel the need to watch porn do some exercise and fill your body with different chemicals that make you feel good, but if you absolutely have to masturbate then do it with no porn. Use your imagination. Now, if religion is your support I won’t talk bad about it but you shouldn’t think porn is garbage, it has it’s benefits. If religion isn’t your go to and still need support, find a group. There are many who suffer from porn addiction and being in their company and discussion the issues you are having will help you find ways to cope and overcome your addiction. Ultimately, the viewer is the only thing keeping themselves from healing. You hold the reigns on your life, will you stay on the course of addiction or take the uphill path to healing? It’s all up to you.

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    20. No one on

      I think this anti-porn crusade is dumb. I mean Yeah it could be degrading (and some people enjoy it belive it or not), yeah there could be messed up imagery etc. But 99% of adults can differentiate between fiction and reality (if you are part of the 1% you should visit psychiatrist and i don’t mean that as a joke). And yeah that addiction argument… well human can get addicted to anything (food, movies, games, porn, sport, alcohol, nicotine) and what is the solution… Its not ban but education. Pretty much anything in moderation isn’t harmful (yes there are exeption where ban is justified like herion).

      My motto live and let live. Don’t bash people for having wierd taste if its not hurting others.

      I’m in long term relationship and me and my gf is watching porn. Does it affect our lifes? Short answer no. Long answer in some ways we can spice our sex live with something different thanks to thing called inspiration.

      Another thing is: How do you even define porn addiction, what are the limits, how much is too much? This is real problem because thanks to hormones in our body everyone has different needs. I got tested and my testosterone levels are higher than average and i watch porn like 6 time a week. Some people watch it less some more so what?

      Last thing: most of the studies point to health benefits of masturbation so yeah.

      Btw sorry for my english i’m not from english speaking country but i hope you got my point

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      • capitalism on

        Thank you for common sense

    21. Kelley on

      Oh I’m so upset now. My 2 girls watch anime and I had no idea it was porn. They have always told me that some of the anime is questionable but they didn’t watch that. Is all anime bad? How can I know the good from the bad? Now I am beyond upset and not sure what to do. Please help.

      Thank you and God bless

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      • Kay Bruner on

        No, not all anime is porn, like like not all movies are porn. Just check in with your kids’ viewing habits on a regular basis just like with any other media.

    22. Lanolin on

      Not to disrespect
      As a young teenager with high libido I find myself watching pornos offen and I used to feel guilt to the point of crying.
      But in reality it’s really just a part of life, having a sex drive is human. Watching hentai and jacking off isn’t bad in anyway unless it’s underaged characters, animals or other things of the sort.
      The disrespecting woman thing is weird to me as a girl. I don’t feel like the men are using the women in the ones I watch.
      If I don’t watch and jack off I feel really great pain and it’s really terrible but I’m not addicted, just a normal teen thing you know?
      Anyways watch what you want, jack off to what you want and have a great day
      – love Lanolin

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      • David William on

        What kind of pain ?

    23. Nii on

      Just saying:-

      1st – There are gender reversals in hentai. Women are S and men are M in some of them, so it can’t be completely regarded as the objectification of women. You are free to choose anything.

      2nd – I won’t say anything about 2nd because it seems to be true. And worse, as mentioned in one of the comments, you may lose interest in the 3D women.

      3rd – There is a genre called ‘Vanilla’ in hentai. There are many others, but you have that option too. This genre has a very mixed repo in the community, but it is much gentler than the normal 3D porn that you would find on the internet.

      I would like to say that Hentai is the same as ‘freedom’. Freedom to see the type of thing you want to see, ranging from ‘Vanilla’ to ‘Bondage’ to ‘Yaoi’ to ‘Yuri’ to ‘Futanari’ to ‘Kemonomimi’ to what not. Freedom from gender roles, freedom from anything that may bind you. It just is what you desire it to be.

      Obviously, you are even free to not watch it. :)

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      • Anon on

        I’m a teen, I’ve been looking at porn for a few years now and recently got into hentai. I see no problem with either, it doesn’t affect how I see or treat real women since I know everything in porn and hentai is fabricated and fake.

        As for the abuse and bestiality stuff, that’s messed up. People only find that because they’re interested and looking for it to begin with, such taboo kinks aren’t thrown in people’s faces, you actually have to go looking for it.

        I’ll be honest and say that I’m quite into hentai now, but it hasn’t affected how attracted I am to real women, it’s just fun to mix up what I look at every now and then, and I know my limits I’m not addicted.

        Those who lose attraction to real women and get into the messed up stuff have underlying mental problems that they might not know about, and rather than shame them for that I think we should help them.

        I feel that you took it a bit far to say that watching hentai and porn is bad for the viewer. That all depends on the viewer and how they choose to act about what they’re doing. Watching porn and hentai and masturbating is natural, we all have hormones and we need to act on them, we’re all people and masturbating isn’t something we should shame people for doing.

        However I do agree that we need to control our intake and make sure that we don’t become addicted as addiction if any kind isn’t good for people.

        In short, I like porn and hentai, I’m not addicted, I’m still attracted to real women, and porn hasn’t changed how I treat and value women.

    24. Shhh on

      Hello,

      I’m a woman who was addicted to yaoi, a type of gay kind of hentai. Not because I’m into gay stuff, no, actually it’s because there aren’t any type of “male” hentai out there for female viewers and consumers.

      I was angry for a while a few years ago about men objectifying women all the time after researching some feminist topics… so for some reason I decided to draw and watch anything that objectified men… even searching it up….. just out of pure curiosity and irritation; I just felt it was so unfair that anime and media objectifies women much more than men and there are hardly any male fanservice, I figured why not have both equal or not at all… and wondered why it isn’t equal, as women can be dirty minded too…..so I did that…… and what disturbs me is that you’re right… it does screw you up mentally. I also thought it would relieve stress better.

      I worked in a nursing home and started having more dirty thoughts, I tried to push them away, but I couldn’t look at an attractive man without my mind going to the gutter…. it’s like I was a slave to pervertedness…. I missed the life I had when I was free of that… when I could see men as people, not sex objects.

      I hadn’t even had sex before and that arousing feeling is addicting even if it’s embarrassing afterwards.
      I’m cringeing just typing this out. I used to love drawing other things and doing other things… but the aroused feeling stuck with me and I kept wanting more and more yaoi. The objectification of muscular men made me want more.

      Even when I’ve been off it for a few months the thoughts are still there, not as bad, but sometimes the images I used to look up would flash in my mind and I’d try to fight it off.

      The thing is…. porn takes away productive time and it takes away the ability to have a normal relationship with people including the opposite sex…. it opens the door for adultery, and addiction to the point of losing your job, quitting school, or divorcing… or losing interest in hobbies.

      It legit happened to me….. if you don’t wanna do your hobbies, or get married and have kids….. go ahead, and do your addiction…. but if you marry a good person or date them and have kids while you’re still into your perverted addiction, you are a scum bag.

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      • karma on

        it might be intrusive of me, but isn’t your obsession with yaoi started just because you weren’t content with your life(you weren’t happy enough to get enough endorphins to not get overshadowed by endorphins gotten from sexual arousal) that’s why you now obsessed with it because you don’t have anything in life which would make you more happy then fantasizing about hot guys, in your case I would try doing something new, like playing different types of computer games, reading, taking martial arts or dance classes, of course, if you content with yaoi, you can keep that hobby instead as there is no harm to others

    25. karma on

      Well, honestly, this post is stupid, we all have our needs, some people have stronger libido so they have to discharge it somehow, and in the first place, watching hentai or porno does not mean you encourage of treating womens as things, you simply looking for something to cause you arousal, there is a lot porno for females too, where guys are the fapping material, so your argument is not very valid, and on top of that, it is proven than masturbating and having sex helps to deal with stress, so it’s healthy if not abused, and if person is a degrade who gets of of watching a child raped or abused or from beastiality or whatever, it simply the person fault not hentai or porno, he didn’t become like this for watching it, he watched that because he was like that, and on top of that there is a lot of famous movies who sends similar message to porno, but people are alright with that, there is bunch of movies who shows how is normal to drink or use drugs to get high, how is normal to be irresponsible, so it’s better to discharge all that to fantasy instead of building it inside, and if you don’t need porno then that’s good for you, but don’t start blaming people for watching it, it is not these people who made the industry like that, but people in the industry, you can create vanilla porno too, with women treated with care. And about hentai, because there is no actors, only fantasy, then what’s wrong with it, if there a person who for some reason feel attracted to animals or children, isn’t it better for him to direct that weird attraction to fantasy instead of building stress and then snapping and raping a child, we are animals with instincts, so we have to live with them, and there is a lot of psychological disease, which might be the cause of our fetishes, so it’s like not giving medication to people who needs it, because you yourself don’t need it. and again I am repeating myself, but if person constantly watch porno/hentai and cause problems for others because of that or treats womens as things, or creates porno of himself raping a woman and so on and on, it is not porno/hentai fault but that person, is like blaming a knife for killing someone and saying that killer isn’t in the wrong, but the knife fault for being pointy and sharp

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    26. Alyssa on

      I would just like to say that all hentai is not conflict on women. There is a lot of hentai where women aren’t even evolved. Also, unless you’re looking for hentai with pedophilia you most likely won’t come across it. I’ve been watching hentai for a few years but it is not an addiction. I pace myself and watch it only a few times a month. It only becomes an addiction if you make it a religion. Thank -Alyssa and yes I’m a girl

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      • Gabby on

        Ive watch hentai allof the time. Som ed of th times I doit in a elivator, at that market. And when i do i like to masterbate undermy skirt. Catch it on cam when no one is around. I like to go to Gabby Market in San Francisco

    27. Will on

      I really don’t appreciate the usage of male pronouns in this article. Wether purposefully or not your implying only men watch porn, and only women can be damaged by sexual abuse or misconceptions. That’s defenitley not the case. Do a little research and you’ll quickly discover that quite a few women also watch porn, and that’s just the ones that will admit it. With a little extra research you’ll discover that quite a few men suffer from sexual abuse during they’re lifetime as well. The porn industry doesn’t just damage women, it damages everyone. On top of this not all porn is bad, porn is actually occasionally used in sex therapy to help people. The porn industry doesn’t need to be dissolved it just needs to be cleaned up.

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    28. E on

      Everyone here blaming hentai for their poor self control, instability, and general cruelty.

      I’m sure god is proud of *all* of you

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    29. Aguy on

      This says porn degrades women, but half of the time there aren’t any women in the hentai I watch

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    30. A human on

      Bruh too much of anything is bad we all know that. Don’t go blaming hentai/porn for you not knowing how to watch in moderation. Religion also isn’t fact. It is something that you personally believe in. Therefore, that makes this a biased article, not something based on proven fact.

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    31. Debra on

      If a woman chooses to appear on an adult film/magazine or lend her voice to a animated pornograpic film it is her choice. And as an American citizen I (or we) should respect her decision in doing so. For that matter, most of thies actors already have a correir in the adult entertainment. So for them this (Especially with their close on) is very easy for them. The voice acting I mean.

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    32. Weeb-Sama on

      Entire blog just seems like a bunch of hypocrisy, excuses and personal viewings rather then general research for every section and tag of hentai. Next time please give legitimate reasons rather then you just sugar coating real porn. After all, the live action is always worse.

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    33. Iprayforgod on

      Bruh i think everyone who watches porn know it’s bad regardless of what happens in it. You aren’t changing anything.

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    34. yaright on

      Hi all, I have a problem when it comes to porn, so I try to watch cartoons instead thinking it is less of an issue, yet too many times I still feel like i did something wrong, is it the act of watching, condoning or masterbation that is the problem I dont know, but i have found that pornhub modifes itself to your liking, then offers ever more intrusive or extreme versions of what you were watching before like it knows what you want and offers it to you. I offer this advice to anyone watching, dont for as long as you can, then do it, forgive yourself, then dont watch it for as long as you can, i used to watch it 3 times day, now down to 1 time per month…about…. anyways, ive improved, but still need lots of work…i am hoping we can all find what we are searching for or need, either redemption or saving or a mate, but i know i am no longer supposed to be doing what i am doing, just slowly limiting it down to what i can.
      Thank you God love you God

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    35. stillknow on

      I had an issue with being able to voice my ideas, being blocked or circumvented all the time, as if omeone from the future knew each time and came back into that time to stop me from posting, i guess this post might also get nixed, but the main concern is what are we doing all this for, either play or work, it all has to be for something…..so porn is to relax? unload? why because we get so stressed? Lets talk about releasing this stress another way and now sex is just for procreation. end of problem.

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    36. capitalism on

      Mates, what evidence do you have that porn objectives women? You can watch someone have an orgasm and still view them as a person. You have no data or proof

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      • Aly on

        uhhhh…lots of porn consists of men taking advantage of women, even if it is acting. that’s literally one way of objectifying

    37. Aly on

      I swear. This is like. wow. okay so, yes. porn can be addictive and therefore unhealthy, that I agree with. there are definitely ways to consume this media safely, without fear of addiction, such as time restrictions, and blocking specific content. But I say this in a sense that all porn CAN be bad, but there are some that definitely aren’t. Things like fetishes and bdsm happen in what we call as “porn” quite often, and not just in hentai. Yes, because the illustrators and authors can draw and write literally anything, then there are bound to be fetishes. But if you view that content and you don’t want to develop those fetishes (which if you don’t care then by all means go for it, who am I to dictate your life?), then that’s your fault. If you can’t restrict yourself from watching things that would be considered inhumane and you don’t want to watch, then you are the problem. Just because it’s out there, doesn’t mean that all of a sudden it’s not your fault if you watch it. Many people such as myself enjoy this, and only this media. As a sex-repulsed asexual, this and self stimulation are the only ways to feel sexual pleasure, but I only do this, like once a month, or every two months. I can control myself, and make sure that what i’m watching doesn’t get out of hand, and if it starts to go off the tracks, then I stop for a while and try to find things that I can enjoy that I know are what would be considered “normal”. Plus, if you can’t enjoy real girls anymore because you’ve watched to many fictional girls get assaulted, fetishized or raped, well, sorry but that’s on you buddy.
      Make choices for yourselves.

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      • Francois Bedard on

        I’m 20 years old and just started getting interested in the morality of porn and hentai. I’m exceptionally interested in the opinions of actual pornstars (male and female) as well as doujin artists (also male and female).

        I’m not going to pretend like I’m an expert or anything, but what I can do is speak from experience.

        First of all. I discovered porn at an early age (to early in my opinion, I didn’t even know what masturbating was yet). It didn’t take long for me to get addicted to the stuff (anime or real, I didn’t care). To conclude this little segment, I actually started watching WAY LESS porn after I learned how to masturbate. It practically cured my FIRST addiction.

        Anyway, after I started watching porn less frequently, I started putting more thought into what I wanted to watch. What drew me to hentai (anime porn) and doujinshi (manga porn) wasn’t the excuse that it was more morale correct in any way (I still didn’t care at that point). I liked how the characters depicted (animated or drawn) are more then just pretty faces; They have names and personalities, something I just don’t feel when watching regular porn.

        With that said, time to give my answer to the big question; Is hentai bad and is it bad for you. My answers are ”it depends” and ”it depends”.

        IS HENTAI BAD?
        First of all anime porn is EXTREMLY divers, even more so then regular porn, so it’s unfair to group them all together and label them as good or bad. I’m not going to lie, anime porn can get truly immoral.

        That said, these hentai are fare from my favorites. The vast majority of the time, I actually enjoy reading/watching wholesome hentai featuring happy and healthy sexual contact between characters how actually love each other.

        IS HENTAI BAD FOR YOU?
        Time to bring up my second addiction. When I was only 15 or 16, my grandmother and grandfather both died within a few months of each other and a year before that, my great grandmother died. To top it all of what I’m only going to describe as a ”custody problem” made everything worse. I just couldn’t handle it all and started consuming an excessive amount of anime porn in an attempt to forget about my problems.

        I started fighting with my family (which lasted 4 years) and convinced myself it was because my they didn’t approve of anime porn. Whit that in mind, I tried to stop watching anime porn, sometimes for weeks at a time, but it never made anything better. Only after I faced my problems and dealt with them, did reducing my consumption of hentai (anime porn) actually do anything.

        TO CONCLUDE, hentai (anime porn) can be absolutely vile and degrading, but it can also be as beautiful as a nude painting or an explicit sex seen in a romantic novel. Also, anything can be a bad thing when consumed addictively. My personal experience with addiction leads me to believe that it’s more of a symptom of a much larger issue.

        PS: I’ve been using hentai (anime porn) and doujinshi (manga porn) together because a lot of anime porn is actually adapted from manga porn.

        I’m actually really curious about what you have to say. Am I a sadistic pedophile how should be behind bars, or does what I have to say carry merit. Either way, I what to hear other peoples opinions.

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