The main question a lot of you want to know is WHY and HOW porn is bad? To come to this conclusion we must start off with the history of pornography.

Pornography noun 1. Printed or visual material containing the explicit description of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement.

The word pornography, derived from the Greek porni(“prostitute”) and graphein (“to write”), was originally defined as any work of art or literature depicting the life of prostitutes. 

It is hard to devise the history of pornography precisely to the fact that imagery that might be considered erotic or even religious in one society may be condemned as pornographic in another.

some people call it ‘religious iconography’ others might call ‘depictions of torture’. We will all perceive it in a different manner, thus its controversy.

Depictions of human sex go back to the Paleolithic era—the early Stone Age. Many of the oldest artistic renderings on earth are sexual.  

Porn use has been correlated with the abrasion of the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain that holds functions like morality, willpower and impulse control. Consistent porn use can be linked towards feeling depressed, lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating, feeling insecure about your body, and has given men and women a false perception of sex, love and actually causes men and especially women to be objectified. The more you watch porn, the more likely you might start to feel the need to watch something more hardcore, to be able to orgasm from, causing you to be desensitized to normal and healthy sex. A lot of the most popular porn videos are often very violent and objectifying. We also notice weird fetishes becoming more common thanks to pornography normalizing porn of step sis, step bro, daughter, forceful gang-bang etc. Pornography has also led to women having rape fantasies, giving them a false perception of how real rape would be. I have not even begun to mention the sexual exploitation, abuse and rape of young girls in the porn industry. Pornography is widely consumed heavily in society, at one point 90% of teenagers have been exposed to pornography, distorting their perceptions of intimacy with another being, and even sexualizing things like stepsisters,stepbrothers; It has been linked with an increase of strange, unhealthy kinks. A lot of vulnerable young women are swept into the industry, abused and taken advantage of in the industry. There are thousands of rape videos on popular porn sites all around the internet. The idea that the woman “asked for it” or “signed up for it” this entitlement is just another symptom of prolonged porn consumption. Here are some statistics on the negatives of porn:

  •  Male porn stars inject drugs into their penis to stay erect
  • Women in porn are treated badly and are often abused 
  • 66% of porn stars have herpes, 7% have HIV and only 17% use condoms
  • 56% of divorces in the US alone are caused by an obsessive interest in porn
  • 76% of 18-24 year old’s consumed porn regularly in 2016
  •  71% of teenagers hide this behavior from their parents.
  • Estimates of 4.5 million people are forced into sexual exploitation globally
  • Sex trafficking generates $99 billion annually
  • 63% of underage sexual trafficking victims said they were sold online
  • A 15 year old girl was found in 58 videos on pornhub
  •  Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to porn sites. The average visit lasts 6 minutes and 29 seconds
  • There are around 42 million porn websites, which totals around 370 million pages of porn.
  • The porn industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA, and MLB combined. It is also more than the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC.
  • 47% of families in the United States reported that pornography is a problem in their home.
  • Pornography use increases the marital infidelity rate by more than 300%.
  • Eleven is the average age that a child is first exposed to porn, and 94% of children will see porn by the age of 14
  • 70% of Christian youth pastors report that they have had at least one teen come to them for help in dealing with pornography in the past 12 months
  • Porn rewires the brain
  • Porn is an addiction that can be compared to a heroin addiction
  • Porn teaches degeneracy
  • Porn can alter a consumers sexual tastes
  • Porn stars are often lied to about there contract and virtually raped.
  • A lot of porn videos consist of sex traffickers. 
  • Porn affects ones sexual and love life
  • Porn destroys marriage
  • Porn can fuel anxiety, depression, and leave consumers lonelier than before.
  • Porn increases sexual aggressiveness 
  • Porn is degrading

In conclusion pornography is a weapon, to destroy love, to mislead the masses about sex, giving them false perceptions, and insecurities which can have disastrous causes in there love life and to there cognitive health as well.