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Another Interview From Scratching The Surface, The Porn Documentary

Another interview is available for viewing from the work of Francois Driessen in Scratching the Surface, his documentary about the effects of pornography. From the looks of it, the final work is going to be quite good.

The most recent interview is with Crystal Renaud, founder of Dirty Girls Ministries. Read about it, and view it, here.

Crystal explains that the statistics indicate that one out of six women struggle with a strong attachment to pornography, with many seriously addicted, as she was for eight years.

Her interview is very enlightening. She hits on the issues driving involvement from a feminine perspective. She discovered porn at 10 years old and it awakened something in her. She became deeply engrossed in it because she wanted to be the object of affection. She wanted to be cherished and adorned, and her father was emotionally absent, as well as physically absent much of the time.

The desire to be desired is a classic feminine want. A woman wants to be delighted in. And when that desire goes unmet in is proper and healthy way (ie from a girl’s father), or is twisted somehow, a woman will often look to others to meet that need.

This is the entry way for women to become addicted to porn, or to get into acting in porn movies. The strong pull of being desired and cherised — even in a corrupted form — fills a void.

In particular, Crystal said something very interesting beginning at the 15:00 mark of the video. She mentioned the role media is playing in the pull pornography has with women in our current age. It’s something i notice as a man, but it was nice to hear a women address it.

Crystal mentions that increasingly women are being portrayed as sexually aggressive characters in television programming and on talk shows. They are encouraged to exercise sexual power. She cited an episode Oprah she once saw in which a woman was a guest on the show talking about “erotica,” which was essentially a euphemism for porn. “Erotica” was being promoted on the show as a helpful resource for women, giving porn a stamp of approval.

The point of citing this is not to bash Oprah. It is merely to point out that the message today in our media is that porn is acceptable, even desirable, for women as well as men.

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