Pornography is worse and more addictive than any drug, and its consequences are seen in today’s society and culture. It has and is shattering many people’s potential and destinies, as well as tampering with many marriages and relationships. The porn industry was worth approximately $97 billion in 2017. Furthermore, it generates an estimated $15 billion in profit per year. Who is the target audience for this lethal toxin? It’s just you and me. We’re all sucked-in in one way or another.
You may think you don’t watch porn videos at all. That’s the lie the media and the devil want you to believe. Every one of us has been exposed to porn, you may not necessarily be an addict, but you have come across nudity or you are just lustful and your lust has not yet fully manifested. It’s well known that the unfiltered internet is about 70% saturated with nudity. Even companies that advertise cars and other products, do it by use of nude ads of sexy women. So, do you deny you have been exposed to pornography?
The relation between pornography and sex trafficking.
Pornography plays a central role in sex trafficking, it’s the key reason behind child trafficking. People are forced to consent to shoot porn scenes by their traffickers. You may be enjoying watching porn, but you have no clue the brutality and pain those women go through. What motivates the whole thing is the love of money. There is good dirty money to be made at the expense of human rights and dignity. Small girls are forced to shoot virgin defloration pornographic films and adult women bizarre porn scenes with machines and groups of ruthless men (gang porn). Pornography is true evil.
Related: Should a man lust after his wife?
Child porn and sex trafficking.
Child Pornography is the greatest epidemic we should be talking about today. Society has normalized sexualizing children, even to the extent of introducing sex education to minors, which they can’t handle. Their minds have not yet matured to begin talking about the subject. If couples can’t deal with the topic, what about children?
Porn is the beast that feeds sex trafficking. In other words, it’s a gateway to sex trafficking. Every minute one spends watching porn they are promoting all kinds of sexual abuse. That doesn’t mean every man watching porn is abusing a child, but it’s without a doubt is on that track. The construction of internet porn ultimately leads to abuse.
Sex is the greatest weapon in the enemy’s arsenal because all of us are sexual beings. We are wired to desire sex, even though the enemy uses it to manipulate us. You will be surprised how sex trafficking relates to abortion. The two are inseparable.
The root cause of pornography is lust and the love of money [I Timothy 6:9-10]. The porn industry has therefore cheeped in to meet this need. It is no doubt that some Christians are also addicts of this deadly drug.
The Effects Of Pornography
Having been a porn addict for many years, these are some effects of pornography that I have personally observed and struggled with.
1. Effects of pornography on the mind and conscience
Pornography is a stronghold and a dominating spirit and consequently has the power to destroy one’s conscience. In addition to that, it distorts attitude and prescription about sex in general. It has marred what God intended for sex to be. God created us to serve Him with a pure conscience, but pornography destroys that. Like any other drug, it’s very addictive and transforms men with great destinies into zombies.
Porn consumers, especially men begin to view women as “sex objects” to satisfy their lustful sexual appetite. God ordained sex to be the final act of consecration when a couple pledges their lives to each other in a solemn covenant and should not be elevated to an art form.
2. Effects of pornography on the Soul and Spirit
This drug has the tendency to give a distorted perception that its consumers are not physically involved. This is not the case, however. The reality is that it makes you a whore at heart. Jesus taught that even looking at a woman lustful is equivalent to committing adultery with her. Proverbs 6:32 declares that whoever commits adultery [including watching porn], destroys his soul. Pornography destroys the soul, which is the emotional part of you.
3. Effects of pornography on the body
The Bible declares that whoever commits adultery or fornication sins against his own body [I Corinthians 6:18]. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and pornography destroys this precious temple. We are not physically involved, however, pornography has the effect of bringing strangers in the marriage bed, hence defiling it. [I Corinthians 6:15-17]
"Or do you not know and realize that when a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? The two shall become one flesh. But the person united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him. Shun immorality and all sexual looseness [flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed]. Any other sin which a man commits is one outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body." 1 Corinthians 6:16-18, AMP
4. Addiction to nudity.
Having been a porn addict, I discovered that the habitual use of pornography leads to greater tolerance of sexually explicit material. Consequently, I required more intense sexual stimulation [hardcore and much-perverted material] to achieve the same level of pleasure and arousal as before. Pornography reduces one’s productivity. It also leads to erection dysfunction as a consequence of addiction.
5. Porn leads to perversion
Pornography has the effect of leading to a worse perverted state. Moreover, it triggers its consumers to lustful perverse behaviors including masturbation, bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism, and all form of wickedness.
The Bible warns us of all this wickedness in Leviticus 18: 6-30.
6. Effects of pornography on Family and relationship
Due to a lack of counseling, many Christian couples have opted for pornography as a guide and a key tool to gain sexual skills. This has jeopardized the lives of many children, led to infidelity and even divorce. Pornography has the effect of bringing strangers in the marital bed, hence defiling it. Parents who watch porn invite the devil into their house, who in turn destroy their marriage and the lives of their children. God help families.
Men involved in porn are less satisfied with their spouse sexually. Consequently, their wives report feelings of betrayal and abuse.
Pornography deprives people of the ability to enjoy physical intimacy as they can satisfy themselves sexually through masturbation and watching porn.
The perverseness of Pornography.
Porn distorts your mind. I will share with you some of the things I have personally come to the knowledge of. Some of the words I will use might sound unappropriated, however, I have to tell you the bitter truth. What you see in porn is not what you always get. It’s all a fantasy it’s not real.
Porn has the effect of making people obsessive with a specific type of boobs, pussy, and the body in general. This is deception and depravity. You end up having a sex doll, an idol from which you draw your satisfaction. If you are a married man you begin losing interest in your physical wife and become obsessed with this ideal most beautiful woman. The sex idol is most often the best pornstar you ‘love’ and lust after. She has the perfect boobs, the perfect body, and a good-looking pussy. That’s is why porn destroys the sanctity of marriage.
In my case, I become obsessed with pink pussy and nipples. It gives the wrong impression that some colors are supreme over the rest. In an actual sense, no color is superior. If you do your research well you will realize that most women have dark pussy and nipples which are very beautiful. However, that’s not how the porn industry presents it. They want men to think that pink and reddish nipples and pussies are the most beautiful ahead of the rest. This is a terrible lie from hell. Porn is designed uniquely to destroy marriages. Men are the target of such lies.
Porn degrades women in all aspects.
Porn makes you degrade your wife because she doesn’t match up with your sex doll/ idol. That’s why I hate porn for what it has done to me and many people. We should flee from it. Your wife is not a pornstar, she is real and amazingly beautiful.
Pornography distorts your perception of beauty. People begin defining beauty based on specific body features and even color.
Nobody created him/herself, and therefore we should never judge anyone based on how their bodies look. They can’t change what they have or who they truly are. If a woman has slender boobs, you can’t force her to have round boobs. Most people think that round boobs are the holy grail of boobs, this is deception. That’s how she is created and you need to appreciate such diversity. God has created us uniquely and we are all beautiful in unique ways.
If you choose to love a woman, then love the entire package just as it is. Whether she has dark (black) nipples, pink or light ones, that has nothing to do with the person.
Women and Porn
On the other side, women who are addicted to porn tend to debate the average sex duration that a man should stand. Pornography is a lie. A normal man can’t delay his ejaculation for an hour. He is a human, not a robot. The men in the porn industry use drugs to prolong their ejaculation. What matters most is not the duration of sex, it is the quality of sex and intimacy. If both of you are satisfied within fifteen minutes, then what else would you want? Let’s get real!
What the Bible says about pornography.
“But among you, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.”Ephesians 5:3
“Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”2Timothy 2:22
Seeking forgiven and healing from porn addiction.
There is no sin including pornography that the atoning blood of Jesus Christ can not forgive, even though it might be high in God’s list of moral evil, God is always willing to forgive us if only we are willing to accept His offer of salvation. Jesus Christ became sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God [2 Corinthians 5:21]. “Everyone who calls upon the name of The LORD will be saved” [Romans 10:13].
My prayer for you.
"And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and preserve your spirit and soul and body soundly and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]." 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24