Porn Hub [Web of Destruction]

Porn Hub

“A little porn will not hurt me.”

“Porn keeps things interesting in the bedroom.”

“My partner doesn’t care if I look at porn.”

“Everybody does it.”

“Porn is natural. It’s an artistic expression.”

“What is the big deal?”

“I could stop if I wanted too.”

These excuses are all too common.

For many of my clients, rationalization and justification is common place when it comes to why they view pornography.

Never before in all of modern human history has every man, woman and child around the world had the ability to access the largest library of porn on an electronic device like we can today.

In fact, if you have a smart phone, you carry porn on your person every day or at least the ability to access it‑if you choose.

Porn Hub is one of the largest websites of pornographic material.

According to the Huffington Post, Porn Hub gets more internet traffic each month than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter…COMBINED!

[Read the article 10 Porn Stats that will Blow your Mind]

Contrary to popular belief, porn is VERY addictive and can become an obsession that affects the brain function just like drugs or alcohol.

It can also cause depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

Porn will destroy your productivity, relationships as well as the ability to become sexually aroused and satisfied by your partner.

It can create sexual dissatisfaction in any relationship you try to engage in.

There are “studies” and “research” done by colleges and professionals that state porn is not addictive.

They also state it is “not harmful”. In fact, they claim it is “natural and normal”.

However, no one discusses whether or not some of these studies or groups may have been funded by questionable donors or have had ulterior agendas.

Do not take my word for it.

I encourage you to dig and find the truth for yourself.

However, I have learned if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck…it’s a duck.

I am all for free speech, but websites like Porn Hub (or any porn website like it), needs be regulated just like a controlled substance, as our children, families and societies deserve to be protected.

Many states here in the United States are declaring pornography as a public heath crisis.

There are significant links between pornography and the human/sex trafficking industry.

[Read the article, Why Porn is a Public Health Issue]

You may still be thinking, “Cory, you are over-reacting!”

I promise you that porn websites (like Porn Hub) will destroy you and everything you hold dear.

It will consume and control you.

It will change you for the worse-not the better.

If you think you can handle it, you are too late.

It is already handling you!

[Read the article Finally Some Stats on Internet Porn]

According to Webroot, 35 percent of all downloads are porn related, which is more than 1/3. It also stated porn increased marital infidelity by 300%!

According to Porn Hub’s 2016 analytics, 4.6 trillion hours of porn were watched on its own website in one year!

According to the world population clock at the time of this article, the current world population is only 7.5 billion.

That is 6 hours of consumption for every man, woman and child!

NBC News reports that in 2016 porn was a $97 billion-dollar industry.

Ted Talks have even begun to address the issue.

[Watch the video Ted Talks | The Great Porn Experiment] [Watch the video Your Brain on Porn]

In recovery, we have what we call a cost analysis for your addiction also referred to as a cost card.

It is often shocking to the addict what their addiction has cost them-not only in active purchases but also in divorce, court costs, legal fees, arrests, and therapy.

There is also the cost of time with loss of productivity at work, the loss of respect personally and professionally as well as lost relationships and opportunities that can quickly add into the millions.

Sex TraffickingAccording to the National Center for Sexual Exploitation, pornography use has many effects on public health.

This comprehensive collection of research addresses how porn negatively impacts children, teens, women, men and society.

They found the following:

  • Taught users that women “enjoy” sexual violence and degradation
  • Increased verbal and sexual aggression
  • Increased female sexual victimization
  • Increased likelihood of buying or selling sex
  • Fueled the demand for sexual exploitation
  • Increased the intent to rape
  • Harmed young brains
  • Created problems for minors to bond with a caregiver
  • Normalized women as sex objects
  • Decreased sexual satisfaction
  • Increased negative personal body image
  • Increased pressure to perform pornographic acts
  • Promoted acceptance of rape myths or the normalization of rape
  • Increased domestic violence
  • Increased marital rape
  • Discovered men that use porn are more likely to use drugs and consume alcohol
  • Increased loneliness
  • Increased symptoms of depression
  • Decreased self worth
  • Decreased brain matter
  • Enlarged of the Amygdala
  • Hijacked the brain’s reward center
  • Increased STDs
  • Negatively impacted marriage quality
  • Increased divorce rates

Finally, there is more and more evidence to support that cultures who use porn are directly connected to sex and human trafficking of our children.

Here are some additional articles on this subject.

Read additional Transformed Hearts blogs and links.



Cory Schortzman, Executive Director

Cory Schortzman, Executive Director

Cory Schortzman is an author, speaker, teacher and licensed mental health professional. Since 2008, he has served as the Executive Director of Transformed Hearts Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, CO. He is the founder of SARA, the Sexual Addiction Recovery Association. Cory is passionate about helping couples and individuals overcome sex addiction. He is also passionate about bringing awareness to the public and supporting the elimination of sex and human trafficking. Cory has been married since 1998 to his beautiful wife, Kerry, and lives in Colorado with their four daughters. He and Kerry have been seen on the CBS Early Show, Inside Edition, and ABC Good Morning America, Fox 21 News, and TLC/Discovery discussing the harm of sex addiction and the joys of recovery. He has also been heard on numerous radio programs.

Cory’s books include: Out of the Darkness, Into the Light the Workbook, Into the Light the Steps, Ashes to Beauty the Steps, 301 Dating Ideas, 301 Conversational Ideas, 301 Ways to Say I Love You, 301 Ways to Love Your Children & 301 Recovery Tools & Tips.

Kerry’s books include: Ashes to Beauty the Book and Ashes to Beauty the Workbook

Co-authored books include: 101 Blogs to Transform your Life, Volume I and Offended Deceived Addicted

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One Comment

  1. John January 19, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    There is no doubt in my mind that porn is a gateway drug.
    Porn kills love!

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