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NOTE BEFORE WE GET STARTED: I am NOT doing this for attention or for views, followers, etc. I just wanted to bring this to at least one person's attention....
Here we go!...
Hey guys! I let's sit down and chat a little bit about porn. And do not lie to yourself; you have been exposed to it at least once in your life, whether you look it up on purpose or not. It's everywhere. It's almost inevitable.
But hey, it's harmless, right?
There are three major things that are affected by pornography; your mind, your love, and society.
Simply put, pornography is the new drug. Yeah sure, the other drugs you usually get through shady alleyways and people and this one you can just find anytime, anywhere whether it be magazines or Internet. Okay, I heavily study psychology, so I'll do my best to avoid giant words but here's basically the gist of it;
Your brain, along with all other mammals, have this "rewarding chemical" called dopamine and oxytocin. Normally, they're really helpful. They're released when you eat, drink liquids to rehydrate yourself, and even falling in love. Pretty cool, huh? Well, this system can get messed up, just like any other system in your body.
Well, this "rewarding" system, when released in large amounts, can make us feel high. The first thing most of us think of when we hear "high" would be "marijuana", right? Well guess what else does it? Porn.
Just like any other drug, people addicted to pornography could experience withdrawals.
Oh, I've heard almost every excuse in the book.
"It's not cheating because I'm just looking, not actually doing them."
My ex often used this one against me. You see, he was still imagining he was screwing all those beautiful girls. What really broke my heart was when he showed me an image of a hot, busty, anime girl and said, "I wish you were sexy like her." Ouch.
Okay, enough about self-pity, moving on...
Love can be distorted in a relationship and even ruin them.
Especially to those who have been exposed to this understand that pornography that they make it look pleasurable and like real love. Well, that's exactly what the porn industry wants you to think. They want to keep you hooked, draw you in, no real views on love, and simple pleasure. We will get to the people later.
Those who, especially like my ex, are addicted to porn and exposed to it, begin to become distorted on view of their partner. They become less satisfied, wanting more, and become more cynical of their partners. Eventually this can lead to cheating or simply boredom of the partner and the relationship would fall apart. And it's not just between young couples, but married ones as well.
I got the &*%$ kicked out of me …. Most of the girls start crying because they’re hurting so bad …. I couldn’t breathe. I was being hit and choked. I was really upset and they didn’t stop. They kept filming. [I asked them to turn the camera off] and they kept going. –Regan Starr
And it's not just girls that are abused, it's the men, too. I'm not going to beat around the bush on this one because this is noting to joke about.
The porn industry makes everything look easy and just a world of pleasure and love.
They are very abusive towards their workers. And most of their workers aren't there by choice. They were trafficked.
Rape is common. Drugs as well. Abuse, torture, overdose. Unwanted children resulted from rape.
Human trafficking is unfortunately extremely common. The girls at the Red District in Amsterdam, for example, are often women from Europe, and they are promised a dance job in the United States. But they, sadly, end up in Amsterdam for sexual uses.
Well, I'm done with my rant. Thank you so much for reading this. Even if you can't donate it is completely understandable, but please help spread the word. These aren't the only campaigns running around, but fightthedrug campaign is more than willing to come over to your school/college/community and speak with them. Please check these two websites out:
#PornKillsLove Fight The New Drug
Stop The Traffik