We probably didn't need a study to know this, but I guess it helps the cause if there's something official to back it up. A new study entitled "The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community" has found that pornography "erodes the family, corrupts men's sense of normal sexuality and is frequently a major factor in most divorces," according to a story on Catholic News Agency. The Family Research Council (FRC) produced the study.
Psychologist Patrick F. Fagan, author of the story and director of the Center for Research on Marriage and Religion at FRC, called pornography a "quiet family killer."
From the CNA story:
In an FRC statement, Fagan said:
"The study reports that men who regularly view pornography have a higher tolerance for abnormal sexuality, including rape, sexual aggression and sexual promiscuity.
"Married men involved in pornography report feeling less satisfied with their marital relations and less emotionally attached to their wives, the study says. It also notes that men who regularly use pornography or women who engage in 'cybersex' show increased infidelity."
To read the full CNA article, click HERE. To read the full FRC statement, click HERE.
“This is a ground-breaking review of what pornography costs families trying to create a life together. Men, women and sometimes even children are saturated by sexual content, and more significantly, are told that it has no real effect. It's just a little amusement.
"Pornography corrodes the conscience, promotes distrust between husbands and wives and debases untold thousands of young women. It is not harmless escapism but relational and emotional poison.”