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"Why Pornography is Bad for You"

And people think God is being mean when he makes rules regarding sexual pleasure.


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I like porn

It's much cheaper than dating and takes up much less time.

LOL... blind ignorance you blaim others for

many comments are so ignorant... like "I've watched porn fo 20 years and this never happened to me". How is that scientific in any way shape or form, lets face it, a typical neo-con don't get in my face comments.

many of these erectile dysfunction issues are being seen by medical practioners as a growing problem and not a church issue and the research has shown this happened about the same time high speed internet came about for a certain age groups. Men who can't get hard for their woman is a big issue, you go see your doctor over this kinda SO CALLED BS, esp if you in your 20s RIGHT.

yourbrainonporn is not a christian website with loads of scientific data with reddit nofap member list going into over 100 thousand poeple, have any of the I CALL BS PEOPEL actually bothered to go on the link and read the comments, many many don't mention church at all, infact many do this to be get better at having sex with woman.

Wow, some of the terminology

I'm seeing here is really turning me on.


Let's get to the bottom of this. This BS has nothing to do with concern over one's addictions or happiness. If it was, then the same effort would be applied to fight all addictions, especially those that are more damaging.

Why is it that guy's think they have to beat themselves up over porn? Is that somehow a macho thing to do?

I'm waiting for the videos made by women in which they bash themselves for lusting after material things, and their addiction to money and shopping.

Most divorces are over money, yet you hear little shame applied to such lust. Think of all the families destroyed over it, but very little is said.

Which makes one wonder why the anti-sex messages. Only thing I can figure is it is anti-male. Women want a monopoly over men's sexuality, and they don't want to compete for it, like a man has to compete to make money.

I mean, in business, can you just shame customers away from shopping at your competitor?

And if lust for money is like lust for sex, are advertisements the equivalent of porn? Yet there are billboards and ads everywhere enticing us to buy more! I get a bag of flyers and ads thrown in my yard every week. How is that porn allowed? Maybe I should throw sex porn in people's yards and see how that goes.

Endless double standards, which has nothing to do with concern over one's addictions and happiness. All about control.

Any one that watches that

Any one that watches that much porn must be a few cards short of a deck. Lets face it if you have seen one porn movie you have seen them all. Pretty boring and I think more typical would be to bore of the stag movies not a real relationship.

The issue is not porn

It is thought's endless 'pursuit' for pleasure. Pleasure in itself is natural and fulfilling, but it is a momentary experience. What tends to happen is that one experiences pleasure, that experience is kept by thought in the form of knowledge and is reintroduced over time through memory. The mind is only in one state at a time, if it is pursuing pleasure, it is the movement of psychological time, using past experiences to direct it's current activity. It is the movement of pleasure and fear, both are the result of the accumulation of experience over time, both are the result of thought. There is nothing wrong with sex, by why does one think about having sex when one is not having sex? When the mind is the movement of psychological time, it is not present. Although the mind is a living movement, as is the brain, it is the content of its activity that is dead, old. For example, 'I had a great time at the beach today, I want to come back tomorrow', the experience is logged as pleasurable to the senses, thought then proceeds to relive that experience. Why not just enjoy the day at the beach, and that's it? Why not just enjoy a beautiful face, and let it go? To call something 'immoral' is to take the easy route, in that word there is no understanding of the fact. Judgment of a fact does not allow understanding of a fact, it is the same with comparing facts, in comparison there is no being with fact in totality. To understand why one masturbates is not difficult, it is the pursuit of pleasure, and the pursuit of pleasure is not immoral, it is a natural response of thought when stimulated through the senses. The question is, why is thought so easily moved by pleasure? Why must it hold it? Why must it pursue it? Is it not just as important to face the facts of life that are not pleasurable? Is happiness pleasure? Is love pleasure? Or is pleasure too mechanical, too narrow to be equated to happiness and love. Can love be pursued and gotten, can happiness be achieved by certain acts as if its some kind of thing to trade in a market place? Or are love and happiness living movements that can only be discovered by a living mind, not a mind that is old, not a mind that is caught in psychological time; the living dead mind; the mind that pursues pleasure. The mind that is centered on itself is a small mind, a narrow mind, a mind that is burdened with effort and the need to accumulate things and experiences, such a mind cannot know love, such a mind cannot know happiness, for they are living, they are without effort, they come to be only when the self is not


DUDE dude

I get home, switch laptop on, go through daily stuff... I'm litterly a couple of clicks away from watching porn. Over time it gets easier not to think about it, but its always there. In real life, wining and dining a girl is work, takes time getting her in the sack even if you have a sex addiction problem(porn addiction is different), persuit of pleasure takes work, is working that bit of extra overtime worth the holiday for eg. Watching porn is only a couple of clicks away.

Like a crack addict is only stealing one TV away from his next hit, even that takes work, but motivation on the next level.

Wow, I didn't watch the

Wow, I didn't watch the video, but that was well said!

"No desire remains unfulfilled" - Khalil Gibran

Anticipation of pleasure is also pleasurable.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

total bullshit

reminds me of reefer madness propaganda with a religious twist.

this guy has psychological issues that have nothing to do with watching porn. normal healthy people can watch porn and not experience any of the erectile dysfunction issues he speaks of. unless you have a physiological problem erectile dysfunction is all in your head. if stopping watching porn helped with his psychological problems then good for him.
i've watched porn for 20+ years and never had any of the problems he talks about. they should call his mental defect "porn madness".

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My wife sees it as cheating! She would be gone! 'nuf said! She is better than any other porno film!

Yeah well...as long as she swings from that thang...

giving an enthusiastic Jane warble about four time a day fine...if not...business must be attend to. methinks you probably "cheat" all the time don'tcha? Either that or your vine will become too dry rotted to swing from...besides...there ain't a woman in the world that could keep up...unless your 70 or so...they're all talk until the ring gets wrapped around your assets...then...not so much...

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I would leave the bitch!


big thanks for posting :) I was meaning to do this. These guys helped me big time as I had a porn addiction. There is a big difference between sex addiction and porn addiction.

be free to watch porn, but true freedom is a mind not held captive.


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3 not-so-unrelated quotes ;-)

"Ne faites jamais l'amour le samedi soir, car s'il pleut le dimanche, vous ne saurez plus quoi faire."

"Si ceux qui disent du mal de moi savaient exactement ce que je pense d'eux, je vous promets qu'ils en diraient bien davantage."

"Je note que, généralement, les gens sont curieux de vos conseils et puis ils ne les suivent pas!"


"Never make love in Saturday evenings, for, if it rains on Sunday, you'll be at a loss to know what to do on that day."

"If those who defame me knew exactly what I think of them, I promise you they'd be telling a heck of a lot more."

"I note that, in general, people are curious about your advices only to not follow them thereafter!"

-- Sacha Guitry

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

That took guts to post, 1controversialchick!

and makes a valid point. Didn't hear much Bible-thumping, just a testimonial of what powerful addictions can do. Because sex is a 'natural' attraction, the addiction is also harder to fight, just as food related ones are.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

No Bible quotes/references at all, just an honest view told well

Food addictions often lead to excessive girth, but not always. Binging and purging, and anorexia are food addictions in the negative, so their damage is less noticeable at first, until serious health declines make them obvious.

Because porn stimulates a natural appetite, the hook is set in hidden ways, until something like his dysfunctional health gives a sign that all's not well. Our minds are capable of envisioning vast concepts and beautiful imagery that ennobles our soul's growth, and betters those we love. The self-absorption of porn, like patterns of food over(and under)-consumption, harms the abuser primarily, but others secondarily, also.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

One guy once told me masterbation...

Was wrong since you are killing sperms... My response to him was.."I must be a serial killer"



and I know a girl that devoured whole civilizations

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson




I like that turn of phrase.


All but one dies, each time and egg is inseminated! So, that is a strange thing to say!



Moderation Is The Key

I think a more accurate title would be - Porn CAN Be Bad For You.

The reason I say this is because a lot of what he was talking about can apply to actual sex. Sex Addicts probably also become desensitized and have to resort to more and more extreme behavior to get their "reward".

Oh, and God doesn't mention porn LOL

Moral people who don't want

Moral people who don't want to deal with any form of human relationship spank it, and to do that mostly requires porn. The immoral example of the above are the ones going out "getting laid" and spreading diseases.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

You seem to be running the

You seem to be running the wrong way out of the gate.

That's my impression anyway. I'm not even referring to "spank it".
It's everything written before that.

"Moral people who don't want to deal with any form of human relationship"

That is inconceivable to me. How could anyone who doesn't want to deal with any form of human relationship, be moral?

What about not having friends

What about not having friends and other relationships is immoral? There's a difference between treating people like crap and winding up being a lonely, and having no friends by just nicely keeping to one's self.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

"Lonely" implies unhappiness,

"Lonely" implies unhappiness, a state of immorality.

"Just... keeping to one's self" is not being nice to one's self, same as above.

From glimpsing other comments, I get the impression you attempt a Christian perspective.

The "Golden Rule" is secular translation and falls short of God's most rudimentary moral instruction for humans.

"Do unto others..." allows for neglect. Neglect is immoral. It also allows for masochism. Masochism is immoral. It also promotes homicide in the depths of suicidal tendency.

"Love God..." and "Love thy neighbor as thyself" aren't riddled with shortcoming.

Love is an action. Love is not just a thought or feeling. It is caring. To care for a houseplant is to water it, prune it, and place it in good light. It's not so much the thinkin' about it. To love my mother is to call and chat with her, to visit her and eat her cooking. It's not sitting on a couch or barstool thinking about how much I 'love' her.

The Golden Rule is more of a filter or guideline and falls to mostly being used in certain situations to help us avoid being immoral. It also unfortunately widens the abyss of our rationalizing notions regarding that which we consider amoral.

God's rule teaches us to be moral.

It is not possible to "have no friends" and be moral, unless of course you are in the process of making them.

How exactly is being unhappy

How exactly is being unhappy immoral? If I am unhappy, but people make me more unhappy, then would being less unhappy not be the moral thing to do?

Yes, keeping to one's self is being good to one's self, and good to others. I'm such a piece of shit, but no one can meet my standards, so I don't even let others involve themselves with me and try to meet my standards, to which they will fail, and people wind up hurt.

I do do unto others. Not being in relationships is not neglect. Letting someone get robbed when you could have done something is neglect. If I bring nothing but pain and anguish, it's actively being benevolent that I don't expose them to me.

I don't know the concept of love. I don't give a shit, and don't want to know it. I was born without the capability to love. To burn, plain and simple.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

"then would being less

"then would being less unhappy not be the moral thing to do?"

You have fallen into a semantic trap. Your logic has lost sight of the big picture.

"Unhappy" and "more unhappy" are both immoral. Here's the shocker: so is "less unhappy". :D

How many times have you heard Ron Paul say that a cut in the rate of increase in spending, is not a cut in spending? Neither is a freeze in spending.

Same principle.

Speaking of logic, there are two questions in your first paragraph. The second one renders the first useless as it presumes unhappiness and immorality to be at least directly proportional. So one or the other can't be serious.

"Yes, keeping to one's self is being good to one's self, and good to others."

You lack discrimination between the concepts of "good" and "nothing".

"I'm such a piece of shit"

No you're not. You are simply [temporarily] insane. The path back to sanity is less difficult and shorter than you think.

"and people wind up hurt."

You are clearly the one wound up hurt. I'm not actually disagreeing with you there. You are a "people". You are living in reverse. Experiencing pride in reverse. Pride in reverse is still pride. Your monstrous ego has you convinced that you have the power to reek universal havoc and crush other people's lives. Pretty grandiose. Maybe people aren't as concerned as you think, with meeting your standards, not as concerned as you are anyway.

"I do do unto others."

Perhaps you didn't catch the point of my last comment. The Golden Rule falls short of being moral guidance. When you treat or see yourself as "a piece of shit", that's how you will treat or see others.

"Not being in relationships is not neglect."

It IS neglect. Your primary subject of your neglect is yourself. Relationships with other humans is right there on the list of basic human needs next to oxygen, food, and shelter.

Beyond yourself, are you an orphan? Do you have any family, old friends? They WILL think of you once in a while. What are they to think? How do you think they will feel when they think of you? Do you want them too feel bad? Don't neglect them. Get in touch with them and let them know that you're okay and doing fine, so that they won't feel bad when they think of you.

If you are not okay or not doing fine, get humble and get in touch with those people anyway. You will be surprised [if you remain humble].

You seem to only make sense of either end of the scale - that you can overwhelmingly affect people, or that you can live with little or no effect to them. Reality tends to fall in between.

I'm familiar. I used to engage only two modes. I'd either be struggling for the top of the heap, or hiding beneath it. Sucked!

Truth is, you can't avoid relationships any more than you can avoid eating or pooping. Perhaps you are on a hunger strike. Good analogy don't you think? I'm not one to over-use the word "denial", but you are in denial if you don't think you have a relationship with me at this very moment. You have a relationship with the cashier at your grocery store too. You can certainly minimize such relationships and walk through life as a tourist, but you can't hide beneath the pile forever. Sooner or later you'll get bored and want to go bowling. Humans can only bowl a handful of games alone before calling for competition or at least someone with which to share a pitcher. ;)

"Letting someone get robbed when you could have done something is neglect."

Have you been robbed?

"If I bring nothing but pain and anguish, it's actively being benevolent that I don't expose them to me."

Beyond ego and grandiosity, again you have rationalized your way into misuse of terms. That is not benevolence [active OR passive], not to anyone else and certainly not to yourself.

"I don't know the concept of love."

Clearly you are jonesin'!

"I was born without the capability to love."

Your self diagnosis as psychopath doesn't fit the profile you've expressed on this page as your bitterness and narcissism are clearly both emotional and borne of fear. Also a psychopath would not bother elaborating the insane rationalization of concern for protecting others. Perhaps in the depth of your self analysis you worry that you may be a psychopath. Psychopaths don't worry as such. You are not cold from the inside. You are clearly frozen from the outside.

I can faintly hear a warm heart beating. It's soft and sweet. Open your ears...

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