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Harmful effects of porn on life

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 05, 2015
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  • Influences brain to develop addiction.
  • Gives birth to psychological and social issues in men.
  • Creates inexplicable bond with artificial world.
  • Slacks sexual life.

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The infamous porn ban by the Indian government got the entire country huffed and puffed about it. From renowned Bollywood personalities to common Twitteratis, almost everyone has condemned the ban and called it regressive. However, there is always a bright side to everything if you look for it. While most people are worried about missing the fun, the brighter side is that you will not have to bear harmful effects of porn on your life. Scientifically too, porn has a negative bearing on your life.

Effects of porn

Influences the brain to develop addiction

Studies have shown that the actual functioning of brain changes in those who have addiction, irrespective of the kind (drugs, alcohol or pornography). Addiction to watching pornography can make the process of recovery just as difficult as the one a drug addict has to go through. More importantly, addiction triggers an appetite for itself. This can jeopardize relationships, other interests, healthy pastimes and work.

Births psychological and social issues in men

The basis of selection of male actors in pornography isn’t their acting skills—it’s just that one thing. When male viewers continually watch bigger equipments than theirs’ in the movies, they gradually develop inferiority complex. Moreover, researchers have found that men who are addicted to watching porn tend to neglect their work, spend a lot of money that they do not have and become isolated from others. This can cause depression and have other psychological effects.

Effects of porn

Creates an inexplicable bond with an artificial world

Porn is unreal. Like movies, porn actors play the role of their characters and have little to no care about what it is like to live those roles in reality. With regular use of pornographic films, a person subconsciously starts living in emotional bondage. Such bondage can be best deciphered from these examples:

  • Fear of poor performance

Porn actors look like they never experience any trouble during the act and they last longer too. In fact, they last as long as they want to. But, the thing to remember is that porn is fantasy. Real life and real people will definitely differ. Porn is superficial just like the movies. But sadly, it gives birth to a fear of poor performance to people in reality. And, this can dramatically affect the relationship and the prospect of having satisfying relationships in the future.

  • Women in real and those in the movies

Female characters in pornography are airbrushed and trained to arouse the viewers. They look sexier and better than the women you would meet in real life. But, do you notice the damage here? Porn makes real men desire women like those in the movies, and that is when it wrecks havoc. They have a superficial picture of women in their mind that does not meet reality.

  • Pornography teaches to `fear nothing’

They do not care about pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted disease or the complexities of relationships. This fearlessness has a tendency to grow on viewers, making them to also start expecting the same from their sex life. Alas! All that cannot have a place in your real life.

Slacking sexual life

Porn depicts unreal methods of having sex, and as you get used to these methods you have an urge to watch more of them. Because there is a superficial variety of sex in pornography, it can never find place in your real life. But, its influence will leave your regular intercourse appear boring.

Effects of porn

A non-intimate sex life

We bet that the best sex you have ever had involved a lot of foreplay and intimacy before the actual act. But, porn believes in hardcore action and that is what it preaches. In pornography, people are always turned on. This eventually makes the viewer expect their partner to feel aroused automatically, thus making either of the partners sexually lazy. Besides, it makes sexual activity solely self-serving and not self-giving, which is what it actually should be.

Porn induces violence

This does not imply that porn watchers force sex on their partners, but it wouldn’t be wrong to say that their intercourse is often impersonal and rushed. Violence induced by pornography can make you lack patience for arousal and would want to grab the opportunity as and when it comes.

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