There is one huge side effect of pornography usage that Hugh Hefner and the Playboy Philosophy does not mention: Pornography neuters a lot of men.
Women are incredibly powerful to men. In fact, women are so powerful that it's overwhelming. Men need women to survive emotionally: our approval, our support and our encouragement, all of which enables them to flourish in the world. He idealized his wife so much that he felt small.
Women have been working to stop these crimes against girls for years. But until men stop providing the client base for child porn and child sex tourism and child brides, nothing will change. And millions more girls will be lost forever.
I would compare "Don Jon" to "The Graduate," "Manhattan," "Raging Bull," "Eyes Wide Shut" and the greatest film about masculinity I've seen, "Carnal Knowledge."
If you've seen ads for Don Jon that make it seem like a fairly standard romantic comedy, it might surprise you. But that's because Don Jon often feels and often looks like two kinds of movies awkwardly mashed together.
It would be a mistake to make Jon's preoccupation with pornography the focus of any commentary -- any more than the world we existed in back then could be considered the major cause of Tony Manero's issues. They are simply backdrops to the more pressing issue.
Thanks to porn, growing numbers of women now find themselves in relationships with men who are suffering from sexual dysfunction, which affects the women as much as the men. After all, if your man can't get it up, keep it up, or reach orgasm, your sexual pleasure is likely to be diminished.
Don Jon is a winner, a bold, provocative and funny tale of the ultimate self-obsession -- a man with an addiction to pornography who doesn't view himself as an addict.
Young men who are heavy Internet porn users and have ED should, of course, see a doctor to rule out organic causes. If everything checks out, they may want to consider whether chronic or early porn use is the culprit.
Excessive violence in films and on TV has been joined by excessive sex, much of it acted out according to porn-established norms. Even if much of this is artistic commentary, without discussion, kids begin to believe this is how sex really works.
When I saw the trailer for Thanks For Sharing, I wrote it off as a fluffy ensemble rom-com questionably based in the world of sex addicts in recovery. But I'm happy to admit that I had this movie totally wrong.
Miley may think she is a bursting out of chrysalis right about now. But I think she is wrapping herself up in silk as I type. Forming a cocoon of lies and falsehoods of youthfulness and indiscretion. And you know what, this is so cool. More power to her.
Colby Keller is one of gay porn's most prolific and exuberant performers, so while it may seem contradictory that he identifies as a natural introvert, his marvelously introverted reflections on introversion demonstrate that introverts aren't necessarily shy: We just aren't interested in small talk.
If you are a parent, you might want to take notes, because this has more to do with you than you may wish to admit. In fact, these are the reasons why your daughter wants to be a porn star.
Next time you go to a convenience store, you might notice that a video surveillance camera. Now, if you're there to rob the place, you might be annoyed. But most likely, you won't give it a second thought. The way I see it, the same rules apply to governmental Internet surveillance.
While the religious right's attempts to ban porn in America may be stalled for the moment, the fight to ban pornography recently made inroads across the pond.