Pornography. An Essay About How Pornography Has Become Part Of Our Everyday Lives And How It Will Remain That Way Because We Have Decided To Accept It.

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PornographyWhat is pornography? Porn, no matter how you phrase it is basically watching other people take action in sexual pleasures to satisfy our sexual urges. To me it's our virtual partner when our "real" partner is not around. What I mean by that is, when your girlfriend/boyfriend is not there or unable to satisfy you sexually, most people will turn to pornography to do so. Some people find porn to be repulsive, others a sanctuary (however strange that sounds). I believe that porn does much more good than it does harm. It has become a much bigger part of everyday life than imagined, and is only getting bigger (no pun intended).Just to show how big the pornography industry really has expanded, I looked up somestatistics and discovered that is much more shocking than I initially expected,"According to compiled numbers from respected news and research organizations, every second $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography. Every second 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography. In that same second 372 internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines. Every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the U.S."1(Jerry Ropelato)When it comes down to it, behind all the studies, behind all the sociology, behind the ethics, and the long-term effects, pornography is still just a business. Just a business may even be an understatement. Pornography has grown so much that has generated more revenue than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple and Netflix combined. Now that's really saying something about how people feel about pornography. In fact, surprisingly the internet was not the preferred choice of access to porn as I initially presumed, Video sales and Rentals were actually first, which means that people do not mind getting up and leaving the comfort of their home to have access to these videos but also pay for them. Cable / PPV / In-Room / Mobile / Phone Sex, Exotic Dance Clubs, Novelties and Magazines all came after.In my paper I will start by discussing the possible harm that pornography can have on young children, especially young males and how it can cause their upbringing to be of violence. Then I will go into how there is a new form of sex addiction "Internet sex addiction. I will discuss how this came to be and how it's not going to get any better. We will finish off by realizing that pornography has almost become a mainstream part of globalized human culture.It is no secret by now that young people have access to sexually explicit material whether it is deliberate or accidental is insignificant. "The frequency and explicitness of sexual content in mainstream media has increased steadily. More widely, there has been a 'pornographication' of popular culture" (Flood, 2009). The male youth are the ones who are more likely to view pornography (not to say that females don't) and use it for sexual arousal and satisfaction. As young people come across pornography, studies show that "a consistent minority do...

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