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Pornography sells many lies. Unfortunately, society believes the lies. Several myths are construed as truth by supporters (and even non-supporters) of pornography. People tend to get upset or offended if you start mentioning the true horrors behind the porn industry. Sadly, we live in such a sexualized society that if you criticize their foundation, it is unacceptable. Look at where we are. If you say having pornographic material in schools is inappropriate, you’re called every name in the book. However, that is not the focus of this article. There are several myths about pornography that need to be debunked.
Porn Myth #1: Anyone in pornography is there willingly.
Pornography is harmless entertainment.
The idea that pornography is “harmless entertainment” couldn’t be further from the truth. Several female performers have described getting injured on set. Again, there’s the trafficking aspect of pornography. Many victims of human trafficking have had their abuse uploaded onto popular porn sites. Because porn sites do little to ensure their content is legal, these videos can get viewed by millions of people per day. Victims of rape, human trafficking, or sexual abuse are forced to relive their trauma because these videos exist.
Porn Myth #2: Watching pornography doesn’t equate
to cheating on a partner/spouse.
Porn Myth #3: You aren’t hurting anyone by
Regrettably, and I hate to be so negative, but there is no way to avoid pornographic material. Hollywood, the music industry, social media, and the Internet makes pornography easily accessible. This doesn’t mean we cannot guard our eyes and ears from what we consume. Do not believe the lies sold by mainstream culture.