I think it does impact our social standards, and it does trigger a competitiveness in us. I don't have a major issue with most porn, but much of it does effect our views of women in a negative way, and that in turn effects our interaction with them. I don't think it will lead to rape or other extreme behavior, in normal healthy men... It wont lead to a healthy relationship with women either.
...If someone tells you over and over that women are not worthy of respect... People will start to believe them. That is usually what porn portrays. So those of us who watch it frequently will likely begin to feel that way, even it if is at a subconscious level. Then, without thinking, a comment or action expressing a lack of respect is almost inevitable.
I believe many forms of these same messages are used against both genders. I believe porn is not the worst of the offending messages viewed by men or women.
PS. Vodca adds DO lead to drinking vodca. Even if you were not thinking of drinking vadca before viewing the add. (Backed by psychologists, and bio doctors, and the television advertisers who hire psychologists to make thier adds better.)
It may not cause an addiction to drinking, but it does cause the viewed action to be desired by the viewer, and it does often cause the viewer who was not interested before, to go out and seek that drink, or to take advantage of the next opportunity to get that drink.
If we apply the vodca/drink behavior to the pornographic behavior, then it stands to reason, that the porn WILL cause a change in the behavior of those who watch it.
· 10 years ago