4 Harmful Lies The Porn Industry Tells You

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Porn is a fantasy. It’s all made up. But, the simple human brain tends to forget this sometimes. When we watch a particular thing over and over again, we get accustomed to it. We begin to think that is normal. Soon, reel life becomes reality as a part of the new norm. This is how the human brain functions. The life we lead daily is a compilation of the various habits we’ve picked up along the way. 

This is why porn is dangerous. The more you watch it, the sooner you start to forget that the people on your screen are just actors. You start to believe what you see on the screen is exactly what sex looks like in real life. Which is not the case and in general, porn will be best for you to avoid.

Porn is entertainment. Nothing more. Not a replacement for sex, not sex education, just merely entertainment.

But, overtime the porn industry has gotten so big and influential that it now decides what’s “normal” and what’s not.

This has led to a sex culture today that has normalised, violence, sexual abuse, sex with minors, and objectification of women. This is all a result of the content that these porn websites put out and the lies it feeds young impressionable minds.

The Lies Of Pornography

Here are the 4 lies that the porn industry has normalized in today’s world

 Lie #1: Porn is natural and normal 

This is the biggest lie. Porn is designed to be addictive, and in no way natural. It is sex that is natural. Sex is the most normal and natural part of our life. Porn however is a product. It is produced and fed to the consumer. 

The ultimate goal of pornographers is to drive traffic to their site. They do this by making porn and its actors look very pleasing to the eyes. In a way, they dress up sex to look perfect. This is what makes porn unnatural and the least bit realistic.  

You might wonder, what is wrong with this. It’s the same with movies too. Everything from the actor’s teeth to the dinner date he takes his girl on is all perfect to the T. So, why can’t the same concept be applied to pornography? The reason being we clearly know the difference between reel and real life when it comes to movies. We know the extensive effort that is put in to make a person look that good on screen. The movie industry is very transparent about this stuff. 

The porn industry isn’t. Porn viewers aren’t aware of the plastic surgeries, the extensive editing, the three days long shoots, perfect lighting, hair, and makeup it takes to produce just a 35-minute porn video. 

Lie #2: Watching porn won’t affect your real-life relationships

If you’ve been in a long-term relationship, then you’re aware that this is definitely a lie. This is the case, not only for men, but for women as well.

Porn can sometimes take a huge toll on real-life relationships. The taboo that surrounds porn has to lead to a lack of transparency when it’s involved in relationships. Due to this, you can never be sure about your partner’s views on porn. This can lead to quite a few problems.

When they discover that their loved one is using porn, many partners feel shocked, rejected, abandoned, humiliated, and betrayed. The idea portrayed by the porn industry that porn is a personal decision and affects no one except the person watching it is false.

Even if your partner has no problem with porn it can still damage your relationship. There is a huge difference between sex in real life and sex in porn. You cannot expect your partner to perform the same way one does on porn. If you expect sex in real life to be the same way it is porn, then you’ll slowly start losing interest in your partner as that won’t be the case. The chances are you’ll become more dissatisfied with your partner’s appearance and sexual performance as time passes. 

Lie #3: Porn can act as a means of safe sex education

Porn is definitely not a safe or right way to learn about sex. This is very harmful as the younger generation does rely on porn to learn about sex. The reason this is happening is because sex is so stigmatised in our society. The taboo that surrounds sex forces the younger generation to learn about sex from the warped version that the porn industry provides. 

If you learn about sex from porn, you also pick up the violent and degrading themes that are displayed in it. This can lead to dangerous situations. Learning about sex from porn will only lead to disappointment, failed relationships, isolation, and lack of sexual satisfaction. 

To solve this problem we need to be more open about sex education. Ensure that safe sex practices are taught to kids from reliable sources, so they don’t resort to porn. 

Lie #4: Porn is just a distraction / guilty pleasure

It might be just a distraction or guilty pleasure in the beginning. But, if you’re not careful it can soon turn into an addiction. 

Watching porn and masturbating, release the same kind of dopamine that is released when drugs are used. It’s a similar kind of high you experience in both situations. This is why porn is addictive. The more you watch it, the more your brain craves it. As the cravings increase, so will the unstoppable urge to watch porn multiple times a day. Before you know it, you’ll start canceling plans with your friends, just to stay at home and masturbate. 

Consuming porn is an escalating behaviour. You can go from watching one video a week to few times a day real quick. Along the way, your level of satisfaction decreases, so you end up watching more and more porn just to satisfied like you once did. 

So yes, porn is definitely not a harmless guilty pleasure. It comes with its own set of consequences and side effects. There is nothing wrong with watching porn if done in moderation. Aware of the fact that it is not a representation of real life. It’s always better to stay informed and safe.

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