EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHIC MOVIES ON HUMAN SEXUALITY
The impact of pornographic movies on human sexuality has been a debatable topic for many years.
According to (George,2019), Pornography is the representation of sexual behavior in books, magazines, photographs, films, and other media,
especially those intended to cause sexual arousal.
Many researchers and learners are concerned about the potential negative consequences that pornographic movies can have on an individual’s sexual behavior and attitude.
eFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHy
Pornography leads to unrealistic expectations and distorted views of sex.
Pornography often portrays unrealistic scenarios and expectations which can result in a distorted and unrealistic view of what sex should be, leading to unrealistic expectations and behaviors in a sexual relationship.
Pornography can lead to an increased focus on physical appearance and an increased focus on sexual performance leading to decreased intimacy and connection in a sexual relationship as individuals focus more on their physical performance and pleasure rather than connecting with their partner ((Wright, 2019).
-Individuals exposed to Pornography are more likely to engage in sexually aggressive behavior as pornography can desensitize individuals to violence and can lead to a decrease in empathy for victims of sexual assault (George, 2019).
-Pornography can lead to an increased acceptance of behaviors such as coercion, sexual objectification, and power dynamics that are considered to be unacceptable in a sexual relationship.
-Exposure to pornographic movies can lead to a decreased respect for one’s partner and increased acceptance of such conduct in a sexual relationship.
-Pornography can lead to an increase in sexual addiction as it activates the reward centers of the brain.
-Pornographic movies can lead to an increased risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviors, such as unprotected sex, which can lead to an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
The effects of Pornography on human sexuality can be both positive and negative.
Pornography can lead to increased sexual arousal and the exploration of new sexual fantasies.
Pornography can lead to an unrealistic view of sex and an increased risk of sexual aggression and addiction.
Understanding the potential consequences of Pornography is important to ensure that such content is used responsibly.
George, M., Maheshwari, S., Chandran, S., & Rao, T. S. (2019). Psychosocial aspects of Pornography. Journal of Psychosexual Health, 1(1), 44–47.
Wright, P. J., & Štulhofer, A. (2019). Adolescent pornography use and the dynamics of perceived pornography realism: Does seeing more make it more realistic? Computers in Human Behavior, 95, 37-47.