The Detrimental Affects of Pornography On The Mind

Brain-SquishViewing pornography is detrimental to brain function, with the extent of brain malfunction not yet known. Subsequent to the detriment of the mind, are the detrimental affects of pornography on society.

Society has yet to witness the complete results of the proliferation of pornography. Not long ago the use, availability and proliferation of pornography was difficult to ascertain. What’s more, obtaining and viewing pornography was looked at with disdain and shame by the western societies. But those two things have changed in recent years. First, with the proliferation of digital and online pornography, the study of its use is more scientific. Second, due to shifts in popular morality, western society’s view of pornography has softened.

Apart from religious and moral objections to pornography, there is a growing body of research and study into the actual affects of pornography on the human mind. This study and information is absolutely essential for a responsible society.

In a shocking study, Kuhn and Gallinat “found a significant negative association between reported pornography hours per week and gray matter volume in the right caudate…”(Kuhn & Gallant). Gray matter being that which “contains the cell bodies, dendrites and terminals of neurons. . . where all synapses are” (Grey Matter and White Matter). Grey matter is “a part of the brain used for the transportation of information from sensory and motor stimuli”(Grey Matter, Wikipedia).

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The only man-made thing in Heaven

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In Heaven, there is nothing made man, other then the scars of Christ Jesus.
This being Passion week, let us turn our thoughts toward the suffering of Christ Jesus. Many have taken time to fast from food, or to fast from some pastime that seems important to them.
But let us also reflect on eternal things. For as believers in Christ Jesus, our eternal state is of utmost importance. We are encouraged to set our minds on eternal things, as opposed to the worries of daily life that attempt to overwhelm us.

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