Porn Boss Sounding Like Tobacco Industry

Family First says that claims by porn marketer and benefactor Steve Crow about the benefits of porn are similar to the claims made by the tobacco industry over the past 60 years.

“The claim that smoking doesn’t harm worked for the tobacco industry for far too long. It is not surprising that the porn industry is following suit with similar and unsubstantiated claims,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

“The porn industry is simply trying to deflect the valid criticism that porn is harmful to many people and families. Child pornography is completely destructive to both users and the victims.”

“Social scientists, clinical psychologists, biologists and neurologists are now beginning to understand the psychological and biological negative effects of viewing pornography.”

They show that men who view pornography regularly have a higher tolerance for abnormal sexuality, including rape, sexual aggression, and sexual promiscuity. Prolonged consumption of pornography by men results in stronger perceptions of women as commodities or as “sex objects.”

A University of Pennsylvania study published in the Journal of Research in Personality said that there was a correlation between viewing porn and aggressive sexual behaviour.

A meta-analysis by the National Foundation for Family Research and Education (NFFRE) at the University of Calgary found that viewing pornography leads to perceptions of sexual dominance, sex role stereotyping, viewing persons as sexual objects, sexual aggressiveness, and sexually hostility and violent behaviours.

And a study published in Social Science Quarterly looking at behaviors associated with cyberporn use found that individuals who have had an extramarital affair are 3.18 times more likely to have used Internet pornography than individuals who did not have affairs.

Family First is challenging Steve Crow to ‘put up’ the evidence which he claims shows that porn is like smoking – apparently beneficial to all.
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