Is being addicted to porn really so bad?  

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1/6/2006 12:26 pm

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Is being addicted to porn really so bad?


Okay. So I was watching CNN the other day, and I saw a group of priests/ clergymen who are out to help people who are addicted to porn. (if you want to check out their site, it's www.xxxchurch.com.

I looked it over; seems noble enough. It talks about how God knows we are attracted to the opposite sex, but He wants us to spend less time surfing the Net for porn. It has some ways to stop your addiction, not unlike AA (from what I hear), and seems pretty noble, as I said.

Here's the thing - is it really that bad to be addicted to porn? Pornography has been described as adult art. If you look at Playboy, it has women depicted in a very tasteful way. Other sites have women inserting carrots into their pussies, and others that have women covered it cum and you name it. Okay, maybe this is not to everyone's taste.

But, I submit that there have always been artists who have had artistic ideas that were a bit outside the mainstream. Some of Van Gogh's later work was certainly not what might have been considered contemporary art, but he is considered a genius painter nonetheless.

There are people who are addicted to art. Sure there are - there are people who can't wait for the next painting by a particular artist, or a new musical from a famous composer. I might go so far as to say there are people addicted to the music of certain artists... they buy every CD, go to every concert. Do they need to seek help?

I suppose one could argue that porn is not truly art. But I have seen paintings of nude women that date back decades, if not centuries - don't tell me there wasn't some guy (or woman I suppose) who kept the picture in mind when whacking off to it. Porn is what you make of it... if you consider a woman covered in cum with a cucumber up her butt to be beautiful, then it's art.

Now, if your searches for porn keeps you locked in your room, with one hand on the keyboard/ mouse, and the other one... well, you can guess where... then it might be a problem.

At what point is it considered an addiction? I suppose when it starts taking over your life or affecting your life in a negative manner, it would be a problem. But even then, only if you see it as such. There are people who are addicted to coffee, drugs, booze or other stuff who lead a functional life. Hell, there are even some politicians who are addicts.

If it affects your life, especially if you are married and have kids, I guess it could be bad. If it's a problem, seek help. Friends and family might see it as a problem; if so, you might want to listen to them. Sometimes others can see what we can't or don't want to see.

For me, I enjoy porn and I enjoy sex. I could do with less of one and more of the other (I like doing rather than watching), but neither is running my life. It either was, then I might seek help.

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