Porn Is a Political Weapon: “Virtuous Men Are Hard to Get Shackles On”

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Damon Brown, author of Playboy’s Greatest Covers once said: “It seems so obvious: If we invent a machine, the first thing we are going to do–after making a profit–is use it to watch porn.”

The Internet is proof of that.

Last year, just one pornographic website boasted of receiving 42 billion visits, which is an average of 115 million visits every 24 hours. For perspective, that’s the collective equivalent of the entire populations of Canada, Australia, Poland and the Netherlands all visiting in one day.

Every minute, of every day, the website recorded more than 80,000 visitors. And in one year alone, over 115 billion pornographic videos were viewed, with more than 600 thousand years worth of porn consumed worldwide.

The reason for this explosion of online pornography is simple enough. As R.C. Sproul Jr noted, the Internet has obliterated the last great defence against sexual perversion, shame.

In a Tabletalk piece titled, Let it Not be Named Once, Sproul Jr wrote:

“The Internet is the first pornography delivery system that doesn’t require any interaction with a live human being. The only thing standing between millions of men and oceans of pornography fifteen years ago was the public shame of consuming it. The public shame is now gone. There is no longer a convenience store clerk, or video store clerk, or bouncer at the ‘Gentleman’s Club.’ On the Internet, it’s just you and the pictures.”

Naturally, with ease of access to pornography comes increased access to pornography, and with increased access, a world of problems. Not the least being, a desensitized mind desperate to regain the rush once felt when it first looked at the things it now considers a bore. Before long, habitual viewers will find themselves consuming content they previously considered repugnant just to get the desired hit.

Sproul Jr continues:

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