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Porn Culture: Response

Castimonia comments on Porn Culture:

Therapist Ella Hutchinson wrote a great piece on how sometimes porn addiction is more difficult to treat than those who practice infidelity because of how much denial the porn user is in because of how much the world “accepts” porn.

i think that’s a great point. The cultural acceptance of porn as normative behavior for men is a significant hindrance to addressing the foul nature of it and getting others to see it for what it is.

These days, and it’s been this way for a long time, there is among many in our culture a thought that if a man   isn’t looking at porn — some, at least — there is something wrong with him.

A man is regarded as unmanly if he rejects the offer to go out to the strip club after work with the other guys in the office. If he doesn’t gawk at women when they walk by in public, other men make all kinds of negative assumptions.

And they cannot leave it alone. A man who doesn’t indulge in porn and lust is mocked and ridiculed by other men who have given themselves over to it. As it says in 1 Pet. 4:3-4:

For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.  They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.

Acceptance? Indeed. In fact, much more than mere acceptance.

 

 

 

 

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