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Pornography verses Marriage, Who is Winning?

by on Friday, February 27th, 2015

Sexual addiction is a newly researched and debated topic in our society. The adverse affects of pornography continue to be supported by research conducted throughout the world. Recently, a research study published in the Washington Post presents intriguing information around pornography’s connection with decline in American marriage rates.

MvPThe article by the Washington Post entitled American’s Aren’t Getting Married and Research Think Porn is Part of the Problem, highlights a shift in recent culture revolving around the large consumption of pornography. The article describes a positive correlation that exists between pornography use and continued singleness in American society. Basic translation: the more pornography an American views, the lower the likelihood he/she will marry!

The article highlights that if one finds their sexual satisfaction outside of marriage than the belief that they will find sexual satisfaction in marriage declines. Many other factors play into the numerical decline of marriage, as indicated in the article, yet pornography still stands as a remarkable publication in mainstream media. After years of television shows romanticizing emotionless sex, the Washington Post argues for the other side of the coin through articles such as the one discussed here.

Well documented outside of this article, the negative results of pornography include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, discontentment with partners, decreased work productivity, decline of meaningful relationships, and more. Just like you can’t eat all the food you desire and expect to be healthy, the viewing of prolific amounts of pornography cannot lead to healthy interpersonal sexual relationships either.This article in the Washington Post marks a significant shift in the battle against pornography in our culture. Pornography not only effects the individual watching, but has great effects on our societal values as a whole.

The Washington Post article can be read here.

About Kyle Beard

Chris Simon founded Restorations Therapy Center to help those struggling with sexual addiction to discover health and wholeness for themselves as well as for their marriage and family. The havoc addiction brings is not compartmentalized to one area of life, but influences marriage, family, work, friendship and more. Chris experienced the turmoil of addiction in his own life. Through his own recovery journey, he strives to help others in the throes of addiction to experience the freedom and joy he lives today. Chris received in Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health, working solely with individuals struggling with sexual addiction his entire career. He trained under Dr. Tom Olschner, a psychologist working with sexual addictions for over thirty years, gaining a breadth of experience and knowledge from a renown therapist. A Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) is the only certification in existence for sexual addiction recovery, which Chris has pursued with fervor. You can contact Chris via email at or telephone at (720) 446-6585

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