Firstly, what is pornography? Pornography (Porn) is the explicit representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal and/or sexual relief. This goes to show that pornography is not a good thing at all. However, many people in this society today are under pornography influence and either have been addicted to or traumatized by it. It has not only affected the mature general public but also the innocent young minds of many children and teenagers.
So how does pornography harm children and teenagers? Well, let us all find out. Pornography does not affect or traumatize one immediately but is progressive and might be addictive. Just as how a person who decides to puff a cigarette does not automatically have a smoking addiction and smokes continuously. Now that the internet can be accessed almost everywhere that has a computer, it is important that we should be careful and stay away from these undesired websites.
Reasons to pornography addiction/ premature sexual activity:
Usually, one comes across pornography either my accident when surfing the internet or by peer influence. When one views the explicit images or videos from these unorthodox websites, they might either exit and feel disgusted or continue to view more of these explicit materials.
The first step is always the most important one as it helps you decide which path one will take. You can either reject the destructive influence of pornongraphy or continue to view the explicit material and progressively get addicted. Everyone has a choice and YOU should make the right one.
Children that are offenders of premature sexual activity may also be due to past experiences of child molestations or the overexposure of pornography.
Dangerous Effects on your health and social life:
A great effect of addiction of pornography is on how it would affects one’s thinking and mindset about sex.
With a growing number of young minds accessing pornography website/ materials each day, they soon will think that engaging in sexual activities without maturity and sensibleness is all right. This will result in extremely serious consequences such as how teenagers who engage in sexual activities might acquire Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD). Another example of this is the increasing number of teenage pregnancies these days.
“Monkey see, monkey do”. Have you ever spotted your friend imitating out sexual actions or erotic movements? If you have, never follow their crooked ways. This only shows your lack of character, low education level and that your poor upbringing.
Addiction to pornography will also disrupt a student’s concentration on school work and affect one’s attitude towards his family and relative. Peers of the pornography victim may also avoid him because they might be disgusted of his actions and for the very fact that he views such objectionable and disgusting materials.
Threatens to make oneself an offender/victim of sexual violence/ relationships to various sexual crimes:
The more pornography one views/accesses the more one will feel that sexual freedom is adequate, resulting in them acting out what they view on these explicit materials.
Children/ teenagers who are exposed to pornography excessively might be prompt into acting out sexually towards younger children.
Pornography is related to sexual crimes including rape and child molestation which is all due to ones habitual viewing of pornography and their mindset on sexual freedom.
How to cure one’s addiction towards pornography:
A few tips are:
- Take up a hobby/ sport, play with your friends and spend more time outside when you are free rather than using the computer.
- While resting, read a book or listen to music.
- Be positive and look on the bright side of life.