A Pornified Culture
A pornified culture is a wide philosophy that defines a world or communal era where porn and sexual immorality is easily accessible, acceptable and rampant with vast ramifications that are quite severe and addictive. This is an unprecedented mainstreaming within the global pornography industry that further transforms sexual intimacy and public life into popular new systems of misogyny. The culture has corrupted societal morality through sexualization of young children (Lasén, & García, 2015). A pornified culture that has for a long time been dismissed as being uncool, morally wrong or anti-sex as it trades in crime, violence and human degradation. Most men who happen to be victims of the pornified culture have greatly been affected with a good number suffering from Sexual Attention Deficit Disorder (SADD). A pornified culture equally corrupts media and entertainment platforms which is considered a massive step backwards in terms of equality and respect for sexes mainly because most pornographic related incidences have in the past portrayed men as being more powerful and in full control than women (Bridges et al., 2015). Whether violent or not, women are often expected to be submissive and obedient. This is the culture most people and their children currently live in. This paper seeks to discuss ways through which a pornified culture directly impacts upon ourselves, our culture as well as our relationships.
Pornography has a direct consequence on the moral values upheld in any cultural setting. Children have adversely been exposed to pornography either through school or other interactions as some may be seemingly via innocent Google search where they get direct access to pornography based movies and images (Dines, 2017). For example, in the picture 1.0, children have been exposed to pornography in their early stages in the name of trending style and career. They end with certain information that is not suitable for their age. The parents of such kids are either oblivious or unaware of such endless levels of perversion. Pornography is accelerated by myriad relationship problems like proliferation of either men or women who cannot do without pornography, high expectations of more sexually explicit acts from people who are dating and loss of sexual desire towards one’s partner (Dines, 2017). It is terrifying that a large percentage of children get exposure to abnormal or deviant sex way before their minds even fully develop to grasp normal and pure sex. Their minds are filled with rape, bestiality, exploitation, brutality, degradation and homosexuality way before they understand that sex is purposefully meant to be passionate, loving, reciprocal or tender. The negativities regarding the impact of a pornography on culture are quite diverse. Misuse of industrial workers through direct human trafficking, pornography addiction and child pornography are equally regarded an impact on cultural values of any given community.
How children are exposed into pornified society
Image 1.0 (Dines, 2017)
A pornified culture virtually overturns the traditional sexual mores through legalization and proliferation of pornography. This is a direct consequence to sexual dignity given honor in the recent past because this current revolution is a saturation of female sexualized images (Bridges et al., 2015). It makes the female gender to loose body respect, develop low self-esteem, high rate of teen pregnancy as well as unhealthy sexual development among young girls. There is noticeable impaired cognitive performance and development for our children because the value of encouraging them to become world top active players has already deteriorated hence exemplary under-performance is noted (Lasén & García, 2015). Clearly, it is quite disturbing that most societies have lost their strong social control over sexual relationships that earlier on channeled male sexuality into generation of children and creation of a family bond.
Regarding the issue of our relationship patterns, a pornified culture holds many problematic influences on human perception of sexuality and relationships as they negatively interfere with attachment and bonding of partners in romantic relationships as well as direct contribution to objectification of both genders. Importantly, a pornified culture impacts on perception regarding human relationships that downgrades the concept of monogamy or rather consider getting into multiple relationships with limited level of attachment (Bridges et al., 2015). This can possibly cause infidelity or in other cases boredom with keeping a single partner. The couples end up in a bitter relationship since any of them can get sex any in the pornified society This situation can lead different viewers into developing unrealistic expectations from their partners in terms of their physical appearance or sexual behaviors. Such cases lead to dissatisfaction in actual romantic relationships, gender linked aggression or degrading attitudes and behavioral patterns. Pornography changes the manner in which sexual relations are depicted in real life situations.
A boring sex life between couples as a result of pronography
Essentially, pornography plugs into virile fantasies that are not compatible with monogamous affections on the basis of love and affection for female partners and their children. Females are majorly expected to greatly value relationships on intimacy and love grounds to act as direct signals of male investment in their family and children at large (Lim, Carrotte & Hellard, 2016). This makes most wives suffer indiscriminate mating as well as sexual coercion regarding bad genes and lack or paternal investment in their paradigm of love. In this case, due to the rising demands of pregnancy and lactation, most females do not, however, benefit from the concept of multiple mates as polyandry is quite rare in the profile of human societies.
Pornography leads to relationship break ups as partners react negatively upon realizations of this fact. Since issues regarding pornography use are easily brushed off, it leads to family conflicts, unresolved problems and potential breakups (Mulholland, 2015). There might arise increased insecurities and feelings of sexual inadequacy, anger and resentment as well as a bad feeling of betrayal and hurt. Porn use is equated to dishonesty as a whole which in the long run compromises the stability of relationships through creation and sustenance of feelings of mistrust and injury. Locating a compatible partner for the case of the parties seeking a long-term and monogamous relationship within a pornified culture is quite challenging. This inclines many people to settling for either unavailable or unsuitable partners for quite a number of reasons. Clearly, pornography is a major factor influencing desirable relationship outcomes and further co-occurs with other factors regarding intimacy more often.
A pornified culture equally presents considerable impacts on our own selves. According to the past made researches, a pornified culture has a direct impact to individual themselves as they are inclined to the attitudes and behavioral patterns considered incompatible with strong societal, children and family based relationships (Lim, Carrotte & Hellard, 2016). Exposure to pornographic moves affects most people as it makes them more likely to advocate for violence against women because they tend to collude their minds to think that women secretly enjoy being raped, making them become sexually aggressive in a real-life scenario. This aggression can take different forms including physical assault, making relationship threats, emotional manipulation as well as lying to people regarding their general life patterns. For teenagers, such media platforms put more pressure on them on need of becoming sexually active.
High exposure to such sexually oriented media genres like music videos and soap operas have a close association with adolescent based perceptions that everyone else is practicing such things (Mulholland, 2015). This entails a wide range of affairs like divorce, abortion as well as conceiving children out of wedlock. Most of us, therefore, may start accepting to the wrong casual and stereotypical attitudes regarding our sexual lives because those people exposed to videos reflecting sexual harassment are more vulnerable to being lured than those exposed to neutral media content. Clearly, these conditions might corrupt the normal thinking of individuals and expose them to culturally unacceptable characteristics.
In conclusion, there is need for people to take a firm stand against this harmful pornification within our society. There is need for modelling purity, love and respect within our day to day activities and our marriages. Parents should allow children develop an urge for healthy relationships to avoid subjection into devastating pornography as well as objectification of women to help them set against what is truly good and natural. This will help eradicate the ever upcoming strange, awful and topsy-turvy cultures that already exists. Clearly, we are currently reaping the outcome of feminist generations that existed before and it is, therefore clear enough that exploiting women, boys and girls result into serious consequences. Parents must warn their children on extreme sites like You tube and google as they form the exposure platforms that feed children with pornography
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