Behavioral Pornographic Contagion: Teenagers

Behavioral Pornographic Contagion: Teenagers.

There were once laws against the production of pornography and its distribution in America. This activity was labeled a “vice”. Synonyms for the word vice are: immorality, wrongdoing, wickedness, badness, evil, iniquity, villainy, corruption, misconduct, misdeeds, sin, sinfulness, ungodliness, depravity, degeneracy, dissolution, dissipation, debauchery, decadence, lechery, perversion, crime, turpitude.

These laws were overturned during the 1960’s and were, along with the judgmental words presented above,  fading from existance by the end of the 1970’s.

To be honest, my teen buddies and I would have loved to obtain the explicitly florid and often weird categories of pornography that are now available for free…and just a few clicks away for anyone who “knows how to click”. This, of course,  is exactly why is was once outlawed and described in such condemning (now politically incorrect) terms.

Children have become better at media searches than a great many of their elders. The influences of pornography upon their thinking and actions are now plain to see to anyone who cares to pay attention.

America protected its children and all of its citizens in the 1950’s (and before) from the cultural damages that have been inflicted upon all of us by the legalization and wide-spread distribution of pornography. This form of bad behavioral contagion has catalyzed a host of maladaptive sexual outcomes for children, adults, and families.

If you accept this as true, you must also accept that these results have damaged America’s socioculture at large.

Call me an old fogey if you like, but much more than nostalgia, or bias, has influenced by judgement about this issue. Psychology’s laws and principles have predicted these social outcomes of the legalization of pornography and the subsequent pornofication of our culture.

I am forced, by the evidence, to conclude that America’s earlier generations were fortunate to have been protected from the long-term saturation effects of pornography.

This blog is designed to inform you about why I believe objective evidence supports my conclusion.

Unfortunately, even a single cultural change that has damaged American society cannot be explained in a few sentences. I hope you will spend the time necessary to see why too much freedom, in the form of pornography,  has lead to the sexual chaos that is now damaging America.

The first article below is a blog that I posted about my research findings on the effects of pornography on individuals. This information will help you to see the “big picture” regarding a second recent  news story about kids swapping nude images of themselves and others (“sexting”) on their social media.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 2/22/15




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