Thrill Ride, Then Crash & Burn
Joe Dallas is one of the articulate and thoughtful voices speaking into our culture wisdom about porn and the effects of a pornified culture.
He recently authored this post on Breaking Free, the blog of Covenant Eyes regarding the reason why porn is so addictive and how easily it gets its hooks into us.
Dallas’ observations are crucial.
He asserts that we are mostly addicted to the intensity of the experience surrounding things like watching porn, visiting a strip club, going to an adult bookstore and so on. The physical release is pleasurable, but it’s the intensity that hooks us.
He also comments on the Boredom Factor, although he doesn’t coin the phrase.
The Boredom Factor, which i will write about more in subsequent posts, is a condition many men find themselves in and it sets the table, so to speak, for porn indulgence.
In short, the invitation to porn is particularly attractive to a man who feels his life is boring; a man who feels a bit stuck. An unfulfilling job, or disconnection in his marriage or dating life are just two examples of the sort of boredom i mean.
The Boredom Factor is more significant than most men — and not just men — realize.
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