Just a quick hit on the continuing pornification of our culture.
Consider this from Dr. Keith Ablow:
Ashley Benson, 23, knows what sells to America’s 12-year-old girls: sex, including threesomes. Together with Seventeen magazine, the actress is promoting her new movie “Spring Breakers” on the magazine’s cover, despite the fact that the movie is being hyped elsewhere for its steamy sex scene between Benson, actress Vanessa Hudgens, 24, and actor James Franco. The movie is rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence. Seventeen targets an audience of females, aged 12 to 19.
The full article is here.
As a side note, i have to wonder: what’s the deal with James Franco? He’s definitely fascinated with sex and porn based on his other work, including a film about Kink.com, a specific type of porn site.
Ablow later explains sexual acting out, including risky behavior, as a way we try to feel alive in the midst of a culture where actual, meaningful contact is declining.
i concur. So many men i speak with — and my own story reflects this — run to porn to feel alive, powerful and satisfied. It never works, just ask John Mayer.