The following speech focuses on how prolonged exposure to porn affects men and women, more specifically how it affects the hypothalamus in the male brain. Men watch more porn than woman so I first hypothesized that this difference in viewing weakens the hypothalamus and in turn leads to desensitization with the act of natural sex. I then found scholarly sources to support my overall claims. This speech will cover the following points: 1.) How Pornography desensitizes the male brain. 2.) How pornography causes its viewers to replicate porn-style relationships in own life, leading to lack of intimacy. (Detachment from reality) 3.) The effects of pornography have on women 4.) How pornography promotes the objectification of women. These very small variables play a huge role in weakening the male brain. In addition, I will briefly touch on why woman aren’t effected from an over exposure in the same manner as their male counter parts. The overall aim of this paper is to reveal how this phenomenon effects males and why they should take immediate action to not become a statistic.
227). Among these females, 27.8% were forced to be sexually photographed or filmed by their partners, 75% were forced to consume pornography and 80.5% claimed that they were forced to re-enact sexual acts from pornography (Moreau et al. 227). With 9.4% having reported that they experienced forced sexual relations with other individuals, 38.5% forced with other couples, 53.8% forced into sexual relations with other individuals including family and 69.2% having experienced prostitution through the force of their partners (Moreau et al. 227). With most of these statistics demonstrating forced exposure of pornography to an individual, it could potentially lead to the solidification of sexual scripts involving the alteration of values and such. Which slowly and forcefully educates the females of subordination and objectification. Forcefully creating beliefs that women are tools for sexual gratification as a normality of society. Overall demonstrating that the exposure of pornography has positive correlations with the increasing of sexual
A 2014 report conducted by McAfee, a security software company, found that “54% of respondents or receive intimate content including video, photos, emails and messages.” (Study Reveals Majority, 2014) The study found that most of those who share the content do so with their significant other. But what happens to this content after a relationship ends? Some of these images have ended up in being posted across the internet; this has become so prevalent it has a name, revenge porn. Revenge porn websites have started popping up all over the internet. These websites only post the intimate images and videos without the subject’s consent. Some, like the website Is Anyone Up, also include the name and other identifying information
The seemingly main reason there is such a growth in pornography is because almost everyone and everything in the world reacts and relates to sex. People are captivated with sex and are excited to see something new or something they have not seen before. People are always looking for a version of sex that is new or more different than the norm. This is soaring the pornography industry to grow one step further in order to keep up with the demand.
Pornography can physically change the brain. In the past few decades, a discovery has been found to have a better understanding of how the brain functions in what is called neuroplasticity, with “nuero” meaning the brain and “plasticity” meaning changeability (Doidge, preface). Doidge referenced this as to the brain playing a never-ending game of Tetris, always making new paths to one’s experience. Alongside the discovery of the neuroplasticity, it was found that pornography fills the brain with dopamine (Hilton, 2013, 5). Dopamine is a “chemical in your brain that affects your emotions, movements and your sensations of pleasure and pain” (Sorensen, 2015). With this dopamine chemical, it causes one’s emotions to run all over the place, and as time goes on, the more pornography one watches, the brain fights against the dopamine receptors (Watts and Hilton, 2011) and ultimately the pornography no longer seems to arouse, so one will search for more hard-core pornography to get the arousal feeling back (Angres and Bettinardi–Angres, 2008).
People are watching pornography without considering its consequences. Though it may seem a better and easy way of securing sexual pleasure, it is addictive and can result to masturbation as the individual is forced to release the accompanied sexual pleasure. As explained by Schneider, Frank, Jamie and Coutts, pornography is addictive and can result to sexual dysfunctional. By watching pornography, the individual obtains sexual stimuli forcing him or her to masturbation which provides a sexual satisfaction that a normal human being cannot provide. Once such people get married, they never get aroused easily by their spouse making them go back to porn and masturbation for full satisfaction (Jenkins, pg. 3). As a result, pornography has caused violence in marriages as the addicted partner cannot be sexually satisfied. This paper contains a discussion of the pornography together with the various possible effects.
As a teenager, I attended an all-girls school and had minimal contact with boys. For this reason, pornography became an educational resource for learning about men and sex, to compensate for what I perceived as a disadvantage of lacking experience. As everyone knows, porn can be found online within minutes, and while the porn I watched as an adolescent was vulgar and unreliable, it was intriguing. Still, I couldn't understand how any self-respecting woman could allow herself to be used and abused, like a sex object, for male pleasure. It was one thing to enjoy sex, but this was a performance. Besides the money, what did they really gain from it? This was the beginning of my struggle accepting pornography. In theory, porn seems to have the potential to be incredibly powerful and lucrative, but my troubles with porn come from the realities of porn as a practice; issues such as unfair compensation, demeaning acts, and immense stigma plague the mainstream pornography industry. Still, I've never considered myself anti-porn or pro-censorship. The reason I chose to take this class is because, while I've heard a great deal about the positives and negatives of pornography, I have no factual evidence to support any of my beliefs or opinions. I see this course as the opportunity to seek the truth so that I might develop a position that I can confidently uphold and defend. While there are several interesting aspects of pornography, in this reflection I will be discussing my opinion of pornography as it relates to two highly prevalent issues, violence against women and addiction, as these are a few topics that particularly captured my attention in my readings.
MacKinnon asserts that pornography is ‘more act-like than thought-like’. In other words, it is an illocutionary act, in which the act of expression itself constitutes the intended action of silencing and subordinating women. It silences women by privileging the male perspective to such an extent that the female perspective disappears; it subordinates women by placing them in the role of a mere object to be used for the sexual satisfaction of men, thus enabling men to exert power over women. The dehumanising aspect of pornography functions by eroticising the removal of social values that are accepted as essential to human dignity. It is only to the extent that self-respect and the avoidance of pain are accepted as part of being human, that
There is a new threat to society, an up and coming monster slowly awakening from its deep slumber. Pornography is this monster and it is a problem. Pornography has been around since the mid-1600’s, during the 1970’s the industry was revolutionized by the beginning of the internet and the changes in social mores, allowing them to create more uncommon and risque media. Since that time though it has only grown into a bigger problem for many people, which can become an addiction. Pornography is a growing addiction and it can cause the user lots of harm because, it changes the way the userś brain works, cause you to become violent, and can change the way you look at and love others.
Pornography is commonly used in many cultures across the world. Within the United States, alone, roughly 40 million people regularly visit porn sites (Streep, 2014). And yet, despite its growing popularity, only a handful of studies have explored pornography’s potential effects on sexual satisfaction for those in exclusive relationships (Bridges & Morokoff, 2011; Daneback et al., 2009; Maddox et al., 2011; Stewart & Szymanski, 2012; Stulhofer et al., 2010; Zillmann & Bryant, 1988). As using pornography can potentially have negative effects on both the user’s and their intimate partner’s sexual satisfaction, it is important to
Before the 21th century, people’s speech was limited, their speech was censored and controlled by laws and restrictions from the government. Moreover, as we entered the 21st century, public speaking, and free speech is encouraged and emphasized. People are encouraged to deliver whatever content they believe in. In addition, people are given more freedom in expressing their opinions and ideologies. However, a world with unlimited free speech could be disastrous. For instance, should an employer ask freely for an interviewee’s sexual preference or religion, and choose whether to hire that person based on their personal affiliations? Or should a professor conduct a hate speech about homosexuality at a university? In addition, a society with total uncensored free speech could result in the exclusion and the attack of certain minority groups. Although free speech should be tolerated and encouraged, there should be rules and administrations made concerning the content of the speech. Free speech should be regulated if the content involves harming others’ personal affiliations such as sexuality, race and religion.
Should pornography be banned? Pornography is easily obtained. If you have an internet connection, you will have some way to access to it. But should governments disallow pornographic images, whether it comes from websites, pictures, and movies? Some may agree or disagree. There are many reasons why it should be banned, rather than not. But what are some of these reasons? Does porn really devaluate society to a point where it causes sexual depression, and lack of motivation to obtain relationships, or judge on self image?
Pornography has created mixed feelings between groups of people. It is seen as an art, immoral, and an expression of self. Many different genres or categories of porn including; hard and soft core, lesbian/ gay, role playing, and racial just to name a few. Not only has the industry grown incredibly over the last decade, the controversy has also grown. I wish to cover both side of the issue in order to allow both sides an opportunity to shine.
In recent years, the term pornography has been primarily associated with that which is accessed and streamed over the internet, rather than the literal definition of, “obscene writings, drawings, photographs, or the like, especially those having little or not artistic merit.” This form of visual pornography is a popular and successful business as it is viewed for fulfilling pent up sexual desires, however it promotes the act of having multiple sex partners without the need of any commitment. Although it is for this reason that this business is permitted, there are many overlooked, long – term affects that have become topics of controversy. Not only does pornography affect those who indulge in it, but it can influence those who divulge