There is overwhelming research out now that reveals the damage that porn does to an individual, to relationships, families and society.

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Porn Changes your behaviour

Exposure to porn results in more dominating, degrading, and sexualizing behaviours in men. Men interviewed reported that after many hours looking at porn, they found themselves willing to look at things they would have previously found disturbing. Men who use pornography say they have lost the ability to relate to, be close to, and achieve [...]

Women & Porn

17% of women consider themselves addicted to porn One recent German sex study shows more of what we already knew: women can be just as at risk of becoming dependent upon pornography as men. The study showed that at least 17% of women consider themselves addicted to porn, and half of the women surveyed were [...]

The impact of Porn on Children

64% of Aust children are learning about sex from porn In the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition and Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS Let’s Talk About Sex: National Youth Survey, young people were asked to identify where they get informed about sex and sex education. 64% indicated porn as a source of information. https://www.redaware.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Lets-TalkAboutSex_AYACYEAH_FinalReport.pdf One in 10 [...]

Toowoomba Galaxy Poll Findings

A Galaxy Poll of 300 people was conducted in the Toowoomba Regional Council area in September 2017. Galaxy Poll Findings

Porn Leads to Violence

There is clear evidence that porn makes many users more likely to support violence against women, to believe that women secretly enjoy being raped. Multiple studies have found that exposure to both violent and nonviolent porn increases aggressive behaviour, including both having violent fantasies and actually committing violent assaults. A large portion of the porn [...]

Porn Physically Changes the Brain

Frequent users of pornography have brains that are less connected, less active and even smaller in some areas Watching pornography lays down new neoro-pathways in your brain As a frequent pornography user’s brain acclimates to the new levels of dopamine flooding through it, regular activities that would normally set off a burst of dopamine and [...]

Porn RELEASES THE SAME CHEMICALS IN THE BRAIN AS COCAINE

Neurological research has revealed that the effect of internet pornography on the human brain is just as potent — if not more so — than addictive chemical substances such as cocaine or heroin. Here’s why the addictive power of pornography can be worse: Cocaine is considered a stimulant that increases dopamine levels in the brain. [...]

Porn Destroys Families

Married people who start watching porn are twice as likely to be divorced in the following years as those who don’t Porn users are more likely to cheat in their relationships, take sexual risks, and visit prostitutes Porn viewers are more cynical about marriage, love and relationships in general Married women who start watching porn [...]

Porn Hurts Your Partner

Exposure to porn causes men to rate their female partner as less attractive than they would if they had not been exposed to porn After being exposed to porn, men are less satisfied with their partners’ attractiveness, sexual performance, and level of affection. They also express a greater desire for sex without emotional involvement. Adult [...]

Porn Leaves you Lonely

As a porn consumer withdraws from his or her relationships, they experience increased secrecy, less intimacy and also more depressionMany people who come to therapy with a pornography problem have few real friends, don’t know who to turn to when they need support, or feel very alone in the world When one partner uses porn [...]

Porn Ruins your Sex Life

Research shows that Porn often leads to less sex and less satisfying sex. And for many users, porn eventually means no sex at all. 20% of Australian porn users prefer porn to sex with their partner It is becoming increasingly apparent that online porn is a leading cause of both erectile dysfunction and delayed ejaculation [...]

Porn Warps Your View of Sex

Frequent exposure to pornography is associated with believing it’s possible to have high sexual satisfaction without having affection for one’s partner In a content analysis of 50 best-selling pornographic videos, nearly half of the scenes analyzed contained verbal aggression and more than 88% showed physical aggression. Of those aggressive acts, 70% were done by men, [...]

Porn Kills true love

Men who are exposed to porn find their partners less sexually attractive and rate themselves as less in love with their partners Unmarried couples in romantic relationships who view pornography together experience twice the rate of infidelity as couples who watch it alone, and three times more than couples who don’t watch porn at all. [...]
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