2NOT SO FUN FACTS 12% of the websites on the internet are pornographic 8% percent of all s sent are pornographic25% of all search engines requests are pornographic ( 68 million a day)Sunday is the most popular day for porn consumption
3STILL NOT FUN… 1 in 3 visitors of pornographic websites are women The average age of a child’s first exposure to porn is 1190% of children ages 8-16 have viewed porn onlineThere are 116,000 searches for child porn everyday1 in 7 youths report being solicited for sex on the internet
4PORNOGROPGHY:The term “pornography” can be used in discussion and debate to refer broadly to material that is sexually explicit, or more specifically to sexually explicit material designed primarily to produce sexual arousal in viewers, or to sexually explicit material that subordinates women or is harmful to women and children, or with some other definition in mind.
5Words or images intended to cause sexual arousal Erotica: artistic portrayal of nudity, not necessarily sexual activitySoft-core porn: shows or describes nudity and suggests sexual activityHard-core porn: contains explicit descriptions or images of sexual acts.
6Under Canadian criminal law, the term “pornography” occurs only in section of the Criminal Code, which provides a definition of “child pornography.” Pornographic material featuring consenting adults is regulated through the “obscenity” provision of the Criminal Code (section 163). In other words, unlike child pornography, pornographic material involving consenting adults is legal in Canada if it is not deemed to be obscene. As a consequence, child pornography tends to be much more clandestine and difficult to detect than adult pornography, which is readily accessible in retail stores through the sale and exchange of DVDs, videos, films, books and magazines, as well as in theatres, on television and over the Internet.Obscene : offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality
7Child Pornographyvisual representations of explicit sexual activity involving anyone under the age of 18 or depicted as being so; other visual representations of a sexual nature of persons under the age of 18; and written material or visual depictions that advocate or counsel illegal sexual activity involving persons under that age.
8Lust of flesh/eyesPorn causes us to lust after flesh through the eyes which doesn’t qualify as what we are to think aboutProverbs 6:25-28 “25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? 28 Can a man walk ...Matt 5: 28 “28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
9The churches viewSex is reserved for the heterosexual married couple and to be used in accordance with God’s willPorn supports sexual adventure outside marriage primarily for pleasure.It is not morally justifiable to project men, women and children on the basis of consumption and production of porn.
10GALATIANS 5:17-21 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law…Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
11ART VS PRONOGRAPHYArt portrays the nakedness of both men and women as beauty and being beautifulIt is beautiful because being naked or the nakedness is intended to display beauty and wonderPorn is intended to attract or tempt a person by offering pleasure and arousing the person’s lust
12Pornography is seen as degrading sex and creating an unhealthy extramarital sexual interest in individuals, thereby contributing to a weakening of the marital relationship. Much of this filmed, photographed, or written "prostitution" is actually anti-sexual because it gives a great deal of false information about human sexuality. Also, since much pornography depicts violence and aggression against females, it raises risks of conditioning viewers to sanction these as acceptable behavior. The best evidence suggests that all sexual deviations are learned, and pornography appears to be a major facilitator in the acquisition of these deviations.
13PORN AND VIOLENCEExposure to pornography causes sexual arousal, increases people’s sexual activity, and encourages men to be aggressive and more accepting of violent acts such as rape.Porn involving children encourages some men to desire sexual activity with them (pedophilia)Sexual harassment and rape against women
14Porn is the 3rd largest revenue organized crime in the US after drugs and gambling 85% of revenue from porn magazines and videos goes into the pockets of organized crime.
15CONSERVATIVE VIEWBelieve it is legitimate for state to prohibit consenting adults from publishing and viewing porn, even in private in order to protect the moral health of societyIt threatens the traditional family and religious institutions as being intrinsically morally wrong as it encourages sexual promiscuity and deviant sexual practices
16LIBERAL VIEW In favour for individual freedom Freedom of speech and expressionPrivacy or ‘moral independence’Harmless- expression or indulgence
17Feminist Viewdescribes pornography as the domination, humiliation, and coercion of women reinforcing sexual and cultural attitudes that are mechanisms of rape and sexual harassment, and contributes to the male-centered objectification of women
187 Steps to confess 1) Confess your sin to God (1 John 1:9) 2) Ask God to cleanse, renew and transform your mind (Romans 12:2)3) Ask God to fill your mind with purity4) Learn to possess your body in holiness (1 Thess 4:3-4)5) Understand the proper meaning of sex and rely on your spouse alone to meet the need (Corinthians 7:1-5)6) Realize that if you walk in the spirit, you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Gala 5:16)7) Take practical steps to reduce your exposure to graphic images