Saturday, July 23, 2011

Naomi Wolfe asks: Is Pornography Driving Men Crazy?

I love it when liberals discover what so-cons knew twenty years ago. Better late than never I suppose.

There is an increasing body of scientific evidence to support this idea. Six years ago, I wrote an essay called “The Porn Myth,” which pointed out that therapists and sexual counselors were anecdotally connecting the rise in pornography consumption among young men with an increase in impotence and premature ejaculation among the same population. These were healthy young men who had no organic or psychological pathology that would disrupt normal sexual function.

The hypothesis among the experts was that pornography was progressively desensitizing these men sexually. Indeed, hardcore pornography’s effectiveness in achieving rapid desensitization in subjects has led to its frequent use in training doctors and military teams to deal with very shocking or sensitive situations.

Given the desensitization effect on most male subjects, researchers found that they quickly required higher levels of stimulation to achieve the same level of arousal. The experts I interviewed at the time were speculating that porn use was desensitizing healthy young men to the erotic appeal of their own partners.

What the hell are you talking about? Pornography is harmless, silly girl. *Shakes head*. No reason to regulate or ban it or anything.

And it has nothing to do with the proliferation of child pornography. Whatsoever. Sexual orientation is sexual orientation. It's fixed.