Pakistan: guilty of having the highest number of searches for pornography on the internet.
US of A: a pornographer wrote an open letter to Mitt Romney with the request that the Republican party tone down its anti pornography rhetoric. He argued that “they don’t have their pulse on America” and that Americans have embraced pornography, so it’s about time the Republicans do so too.
Why is pornography the most popular form of media in many countries across the globe?
Neuroscientist Mohammed Ghilan wrote the following: “As the images are displayed on the screen, an arousal takes place and the dopaminergic system is triggered just like it would be by drugs such as cocaine. The newly formed connections in the brain from watching pornographic images become greatly reinforced by the massive amounts of dopamine being released. Rather than going into short term memory, where these images can be forgotten after the screen is turned off, the dopamine reinforcement ensures they’re moved into the long-term memory stores where they can be stuck in replay mode in the person’s mind. The troublesome fact about this is that the more something is recalled, the more it solidifies it in the brain. Think back to your school days when you studied for an exam – you repeated the statements you needed to memorize over and over until they stuck.”
In short, we have entered into a pornified culture: a concept studied by Pamela Paul in a book called ‘Pornified’ and Chris Hedges in his book, ‘Empire of Illusion.’ This force is corrosive and is eating away at the moral character of society- and I’ll explain why.
Pornography turns human beings into pathetic creatures, weak in front of electronic impulses that stimulate their neurological cells until they…. Pornography is simply a fantasy resulting in the user to be convinced and to believe that every relationship they have is different – every single time.
We have now developed into nations divided by godlessness, with licentiousness and lust for all.
I think one of the most terrifying aspects of pornography is that its creation is a complete disregard for human beings. There is no person behind the image and yet that person is often an abused woman whose moral agency is questionable due to her life history. Some of these women are in sexual slavery, and this is a result of optimization of profit, being the immoral pivot of capitalism. Aristotle stated that if he has no virtue, man is the most unholy, brutish and savage of all animals and he is full of lust and gluttony. What this disease has done is made people look at the opposite sex as a means and not an end; a means to your own pleasure, and gratification.
In the past, those who would watch people in private acts of intimacy were labelled ‘peeping toms’, and to do so was a crime in the United States. Now, these images are shown to the public and rather than being the former, they are now ‘consumers of entertainment’.