“Degrading and harmful.” Gov. Gary Herbert declared pornography a public health hazard that harms the individuals and society. Herbert signed a non-binding resolution that calls for research, education and policy changes to address the crisis. It is embarrassing that there is so much sex everywhere you look. The only way to avoid it with your children is to never take them out, watch television, listen to the radio, and keep them away from the internet. There is no modesty any more. You can’t go to a movie without something being reduced to sex. It’s not sexuality any more it is just a cold act.
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The Legislature has been working its way through the Utah House and Senate since January. Making porn a public health hazard doesn’t ban porn or ask for funds to fight it but something needs to be done to take the rough edges off. Pamela Atkinson, the chair of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Board says, “The state is worried because 82-percent of convicted sex offenders started with pornography.” It is the gateway drug to acting out sexually. When pornography is not satisfying any more then they move on to hard core porn, and when that is not satisfying any more they move on to human beings. Once modesty and sexuality are lost, the person is stripped of their protective coating. Sex has no meaning and is devalued and people are just objects.
- Pornography acts on the brain like a drug
In children exposed to soft porn before the ages 11-12 low self-esteem is a marked issue. It works to hypersexualizes teens and even young children. It normalizes a rape culture and abuse. It teaches boys how to be ‘users’ and girls are look at as if they are only to be ‘used’ for one thing. It causes deviant sexual arousal and difficulty forming relationships. It increases human trafficking, prostitution, and child pornography.
- The Mysogyny that cruel boredom of Pornography brings
In 2009, research concluded that Utah had the highest porn rate of porn subscriptions than any other state. Utah has been called the “pornography-viewing capital of the country.” Not everyone who looks at porn will become addicted. But some people will come away with eroding and harmful feelings toward the other sex. Most people who are hooked started looking at porn or were exposed to it early in life. Some where they saw it from an older sibling, parent or tv and internet and it took a hold of them.