WATCHING PORN A SIN? 

Any act that is by large considered wrong in its very nature is a sin. The textbook definition would be any immoral act that is against divine law.

Pornography, though not new, wasn’t exactly around the time when most religions were formed. What was popular was sex, the root cause for all life. As the primary purpose of sex is procreation for these institutions, premarital sex has always been looked down upon.

Specifically, about pornography, the bible says nothing. But that is because the word didn’t exist then. However, Christianity being strongly against premarital sex and lust in general, denounces pornography.

Islam, though not against sex, prohibits men from looking at non-mahram women lustfully. This pretty much gives you the answer on whether Islam is okay with pornography or not.

When posed with the question of whether porn is a sin or not, it depends on how you’re looking at it. But almost all times, it is often a sin or unethical or both due to the factors mentioned above. Apart from these factors, porn is addictive as most studies point out and can ruin relationships.