By Tom Quiner

The amount of porn a man consumes affects his views on the structure of marriage.

This new data comes from the New Family Structures Study from the University of Texas at Austin.

Adults between 23 and 39 years of age were asked to agree or disagree with this question:

“It should be legal for gays and lesbians to marry in America.”

54% of men who view porn daily agreed.

Only 13% of men who viewed porn monthly or less often agreed.

In other words, heavy users of porn are four times as likely to support gay marriage as light users of porn.

A similar pattern emerged when people are read this statement:

“Gay and lesbian couples do just as good a job raising children as heterosexual couples.”

63% of heavy porn users agreed.

Only 26% of light porn users agreed.

The study revealed a direct correlation between porn consumption for men and their views on the adoption issue. The more porn they watch, the more strongly they agree with the statement above.

Is marriage an outdated institution? Again your reaction to the question is influenced by your porn consumption.

Only 14% of heavy porn users disagreed that marriage is an outdated institution.

But 49% of the lightest porn users “strongly disagreed” with the statement. Another 26% disagreed with it.

What does porn do?

1. It reduces people to objects, which is a bad influence on human relationships.

2. It separates sex from marriage, which weakens marriages.

3. It conditions men to view sexual partners as objects of gratification.

4. Researchers say it increases erectile disfunction in men. Heavy porn users need increasingly depraved stimuli to gain arousal.

Ultimately, commitment is weakened, because heavy porn use conditions men to focus on gratification, not relationships. Men become takers, not givers.

As surveys show, its use even skews the way they view foundational issues like marriage and parenting.

Is this good for our country?

Is this good for our families?

 

2 Comments

  1. yeshomo on March 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I feel I would have been better off just reading the two articles that made me feel that dialouge was possible between conservatives and myself, I don’t even know what to label myself as anymore, but this study is a total insult to intelligent statistical analysis. Just because it reports a truth doesn’t mean it lends to a further analysis of gay marriage regardless of whatever view you hold on gay marriage., What this is saying is whatever people like who engage in bad behavior(pornography) must also be bad and therefore the topic up for consideration (gay marriage is bad.) The truth of the correlation is totally meaningless since the topic up for study is egregious, and irrelevant to say the least. This study is inflammatory and caters to the basest elements in people. I would think you would have more respect for the conservative integrity than to publish such drivel. Apples and Oranges?

  2. quinersdiner on March 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I think I make the point. To repeat:

    What does porn do?

    1. It reduces people to objects, which is a bad influence on human relationships.

    2. It separates sex from marriage, which weakens marriages.

    3. It conditions men to view sexual partners as objects of gratification.

    4. Researchers say it increases erectile disfunction in men. Heavy porn users need increasingly depraved stimuli to gain arousal.

    Ultimately, commitment is weakened, because heavy porn use conditions men to focus on gratification, not relationships. Men become takers, not givers.

    The survey reflects that heavy porn use changes attitudes.

    I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Come again.

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