Porn as Erototoxic | Posted: January 29, 2015
This Year's Most Popular Genre of Porn is Pretty Messed Up
Fight the New Drug, January 27, 2015
The world of internet porn is more vast and varied than just about anything else that can be found online. For all you seasoned online meme viewers and social media browsers, it is no secret that the unfortunate (and unsettling) fact of the internet, known infamously as "Rule 34″, is definitely true.
In case you've never heard it, Rule 34 of the internet simply states, "If it exists, there is porn of it."
To further prove this point, according to mega-giant porn site Pornhub and their 2014 "year in review" statistics, the most popular search term on their site is one that is super disturbing as well.
Check it out:
That's right. The most popular porn genre on a site that got 18 billion visits last year is the "teen" category. AKA a category entirely dedicated to girls who look (and may very well be for all anyone knows) younger than 18 years old, below the age of consent for sex.
Woah. Really not cool.
And not surprisingly, Pornhub seemingly takes pride in its users' deviant tastes, saying in their annual report: "If Pornhub users all over the world are thirsty for one thing in particular, it's teen-themed porn, as 'teen' was the most searched term in the world both this year and last."
Now, after seeing this data, here is what we want people to think about: if millions and millions of people across the globe are constantly searching and viewing this genre of porn involving teens, what do you think that is doing to the sexual tastes of those viewing it? Is it fair to assume that this massive viewing and demand for the "teen" genre is making the porn user think that sex with teens is okay? Or that the younger the girl looks, the easier it is to have sex with her? Or how about the fact that there are actually fathers out there who are trying to find porn of teenage girls that are the same age as their daughters.
Well, due to the science and research on porn's effects on rearranging and rewiring people's sexual template, we can tell you that this is exactly what is happening.
Unfortunately, porn has become a powerful and common version of sex education for many people. And what's dangerous is that this form of education is being delivered in a way perfectly tailored to how our brains learn. Here's how:
Studies have shown that images are an especially powerful teacher, since they can pack in a whole lot of information that the viewer can understand very quickly. And while words are often interpreted as opinions, our brains are more likely to interpret images as facts; after all, it's a lot harder to argue with something you're seeing happen right in front of you. Now here's the kicker: research has shown that our brains learn better when they're sexually aroused. When you add in the focused concentration of searching through pornographic images to find exactly what the user is looking for, and reinforcing what's being taught with the reward of sexual climax, it creates the perfect conditions for wiring what porn teaches into the brain.
As a result, consistent porn users wire their sexuality based on the virtual images that are stimulating to their body and brain. In this case: teens. Porn users are literally training their brain to seek after images of teens being used and abused as young, little play things.
"It's sad," said Dr. Gary Brooks, a renowned psychologist at Texas A&M who specializes in studies on porn's effect on men. "Boys who are initiated in sex through these images become indoctrinated in a way that can potentially stay with them for the rest of their lives."
Well there you have it. Society is literally cultivating a generation of people who find teens to be the most sought after object for sexual satisfaction. For two years running, "teen" is the most searched term on the world's most popular porn site.
Sound like a world you want to live in?
What YOU Can Do
We're not cool with this. If you aren't either, SHARE this article and help spread the word about the harmful effects of porn. Society needs to know that what porn is teaching about love and sex is the furthest thing from the truth. Take a stand and fight the new drug.