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Sun Feb 16, 2014, 09:51 PM

 

Study: Religious people more likely to think they’re porn addicts

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/13/study-religious-people-more-likely-to-think-theyre-prn-addicts/

Very religious people are more likely to consider themselves addicted to pornography
 – even after viewing Internet porn just once.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University examined the link between perceptions of addiction to online pornography and religious beliefs in a study that was published Wednesday in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
“We were surprised that the amount of viewing did not impact the perception of addiction, but strong moral beliefs did,” said Joshua Grubbs, a doctoral student and lead author of the study.


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However, another study published this month found little evidence
 such an addiction exists.
Researchers at New Mexico Solutions, a behavioral health program in Albuquerque, said no evidence connected pornography use to erectile dysfunction or changes in the brain.


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opiate69 Feb 2014 OP
RiffRandell Feb 2014 #1
Doctor_J Feb 2014 #2
Warren DeMontague Feb 2014 #3
Warren DeMontague Feb 2014 #4
opiate69 Feb 2014 #7
Major Nikon Feb 2014 #8
Warren DeMontague Feb 2014 #9
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Feb 2014 #5
Blue_Adept Feb 2014 #6
tammywammy Feb 2014 #10
Major Nikon Feb 2014 #11
tammywammy Feb 2014 #12
Major Nikon Feb 2014 #13
tammywammy Feb 2014 #14
Major Nikon Feb 2014 #15
tammywammy Feb 2014 #16
Major Nikon Feb 2014 #17
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Feb 2014 #18
nomorenomore08 Feb 2014 #19

Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 10:01 PM

1. Got to give them some credit as I was envisioning some hairy warts

on their faces.

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 10:38 PM

2. The dude in the photo looks like Fred Phelps without all the pock marks

 

I wonder if it's gay porn.

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 02:45 AM

3. Ewwwwwww.

No, seriously.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 02:47 AM

4. Salon: "Porn, addictive? There’s no proof"

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/16/porn_addictive_theres_no_proof/


If there is so little empirical evidence for porn addiction, why has it become such a popular and widespread concept?

We put forth three reasons. One is that it is an easy answer. It is an easy answer and an easy scapegoat in a society and a media that applies the concept of addiction to any overuse of anything. Secondly, it is a cultural control of sexuality, and particularly the forms of sexuality that are now widely available and difficult to control due to modern technology. There is the old saying “don’t give away the milk away for free because nobody will buy the cow” as a way of controlling sexuality. Well, porn, and Internet porn in particular, doesn’t just give away milk, it puts it in a high-speed faucet right in your room. That is concerning to society, to people in relationships, because it represents a significant loss of control of sexual expression and experience. Lastly, and this is one of the ones that is gonna be controversial, there is a large, lucrative industry that experiences tremendous secondary gain from the promulgation of this concept. As part of this paper we had a grad student call porn addiction facilities around the country and get an idea of the cost — and the costs were extraordinary. The average was $675 a day. These facilities were recommending or requiring stays anywhere between 15 and 90 days. Insurance doesn’t pay for this; it is cash only. The other thing that is really troubling is that there is no data to show that these very expensive programs generate positive results. There is an industry — and unfortunately I count the media in that as well, because the media makes lots and lots of hay by touting the issue of porn addiction, and even by raising the controversy of “is it real or not?” There is a lot of money to be made in keeping this thing alive.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 01:46 PM

7. But.. but... "Dr." Reismann and Ed Meese say it's so!!

 

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 02:30 PM

8. "cultural control of sexuality"

This pretty much says it all.

We would be a lot better off if there was an expectation that people who try to control sexuality had the burden of proving their claims whether it's jacking off makes you go blind or teh menz watching porn hurts women. Instead you have people like Reisman who get a pass for nutty shit like erotoxins and college dropouts can come up with ideas about sexual objectification causes rape with zero proof and people believe it because it's what they want to hear. So then we spend countless millions having to disprove things that were never proven to begin with.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:22 PM

9. I think I said as much, a while back.

Do I get cited? No, never. Sigh.

Still, the great work of the Tao continues, nameless and faceless, and receives nor seeks no credit.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 11:28 AM

5. Guilt

The greatest moneymaker for religion.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 01:37 PM

6. I watch about an hour a day on average.

More, if there are shows I need to review for work.

Course, I've been watching porn to varying levels since I was about 13 and secretly watched the tapes my father was renting.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:09 PM

10. Along the lines of porn addiction - have you seen the movie "Don Jon"?

I rented it a few weekends ago and thought it was pretty good. It has Joseph Gordon-Levitt (wrote & directed), Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore in it. Also Tony Danza is Jon's dad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Jon

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:06 PM

11. I'll probably check it out on Netflix at some point

I really like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore and it will be interesting to see how Gordon-Levitt performs in a writting and directing role. The subject matter seems provocative, but I read the synopsis of the plot and it seems to be the same as practically every romantic film which is an imperfect guy that needs to be fixed by a perfect woman.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:21 PM

12. It's not on Netflix yet, too new.

And I wouldn't say it follows the same usual romance pattern.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:47 PM

13. I'm sure it will be there eventually

I probably should have specificed modern romantic films, and certainly not all or even most, but it's quite common or at the very least it's been done enough to where it's just too predictable.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:52 PM

14. I don't watch a lot of romance movies.

I'm not really into chick flicks.

I watched a good documentary last weekend, The Armstrong Lie. If you're at all interested in cycling, Lance Armstrong, etc. I'd recommend it.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 12:32 AM

15. Right now I'm doing between 30-50 miles on my road bike per week

I lost a lot of faith in Armstrong over the whole deal and just don't really like to hear about it much anymore. For the longest time I believed him and it was easy enough to believe because the Europeans always had a hard on against the US invasion of the Tour de France (perhaps with good reason). I look at it in much the same way as I look at A-Rod and others who took PEDs. It doesn't matter if others were doing it. They still betrayed the sport.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 01:04 AM

16. I agree.

This was interesting, because the guy was filming Lance during his 2009 comeback. The. After he finally admitted to it, interviewed him again. Back in 2009 he interviewed Dr. Ferrari too. The guy that did it did the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. It's well done, interviews a lot of people and I found it to be an honest take on everything.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 01:18 AM

17. Armstrong already had a huge advantage

The European teams were constantly going from one tour to the next. Lance's team had the single focus of the Tour de France. The only reason they did other races at all was for preparation. There's a huge culture of road biking in Texas. Much of it is owed to Armstrong.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 07:11 PM

18. I meant to see it in theaters

I'm a huge ScarJo fan, but never got around to it. It's on demand this month so I will check it out. Looks pretty good.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:17 AM

19. So potent, one hit'll get you hooked!

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