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Corbin
11-07-01, 04:50 AM
I heard someone mention something about this in another thread. I am curious to see what your thoughts are, on porn and masturbation.:p

questian
11-07-01, 11:57 AM
Do you mean together or as separate issues? There's a lot that could be discussed such as the exploitation of women vs. free expression, exposure to children, disease prevention, intimacy in relationships, etc. etc. Are you thinking of something specific?

blackhaw
11-07-01, 12:45 PM
I would say all Christians say porn is wrong. Also I would say that most would say that masturbation is wrong but not all.

Now I have not read this site fully but it looks like it gives an overview of these delicate subject of masturbation. Showing different viewpoints of it from different kinds of people.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/masturba.htm#conser

As for me i think porn is wrong. As far as masturbation I think that the act itself is not wrong but the fantasy part of it is.

justGina
11-07-01, 01:54 PM
Pornography is wrong. It causes lustful thoughts, is a form of adultery and it keeps people in bondage. It is sin and a definite stumblingblock.

Masturbation is a sin. If you're not married, it is fornication with yourself (I know, kinda hard to understand). If you are married, it is a sin unless it's a part of a "session", so to speak, with your spouse, as the marriage bed is undefiled.


Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.



Mat 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.

questian
11-07-01, 03:00 PM
Pornography is wrong. It causes lustful thoughts, is a form of adultery and it keeps people in bondage. It is sin and a definite stumblingblock.

If pornography is wrong simply because is causes lustful thoughts, then so are tasty foods, fancy cars, lots of money, attractive people, political power, or anything else you just MIGHT have a strong desire for. Like saying drugs are bad because they cause people to abuse them. Most likely, it's wrong for other reasons like portraying women in subjective roles and playthings to be abused.


Masturbation is a sin. If you're not married, it is fornication with yourself (I know, kinda hard to understand). If you are married, it is a sin unless it's a part of a "session", so to speak, with your spouse, as the marriage bed is undefiled.

Where do you get this stuff???

justGina
11-07-01, 03:31 PM
If pornography is wrong simply because is causes lustful thoughts, then so are tasty foods, fancy cars, lots of money, attractive people, political power, or anything else you just MIGHT have a strong desire for. Like saying drugs are bad because they cause people to abuse them. Most likely, it's wrong for other reasons like portraying women in subjective roles and playthings to be abused.


Hello! Drugs ARE bad, but that's beside the point.

Lust for food = gluttony:sin. Lust for money = greed:sin. Lust for attractive people = well, lust. ;):sin. Lust for political power = covetousness/greed/envy: sin.

It is also wrong for portraying women in subjective roles and playthings to be abused, also. Thanks for helping me with that point! :D


Where do you get this stuff???

From the bible. :D

blackhaw
11-07-01, 04:13 PM
JustGina,

"Masturbation is a sin. If you're not married, it is fornication with yourself (I know, kinda hard to understand). If you are married, it is a sin unless it's a part of a "session", so to speak, with your spouse, as the marriage bed is undefiled."

I do not think that act itslef is wrong just the fantasy life that one probably entertains while doing it. Is there a verse that you know of that would say that the actual act is sinful? the Fantasy life is what Matt 5:28 dealt with and the other one. Well I just thought that one was funny.

"Matt 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for hee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell."

i know what you were trying to say with it but I ...well let's just leave it like that.

questian:

you said.

"If pornography is wrong simply because is causes lustful thoughts, then so are tasty foods, fancy cars, lots of money, attractive people, political power, or anything else you just MIGHT have a strong desire for. Like saying drugs are bad because they cause people to abuse them. Most likely, it's wrong for other reasons like portraying women in subjective roles and playthings to be abused."

I think that you are right and wrong. Yes porn is wrong for more that just that it incites lustful thought from the viewer. It is also wrong becasue the women are victimized. heck really everyone is with porn. The problem also with porn though compared to tasty foods and attractive people is that both of those things are natural. What I mean is that it is not bad in itself to eat tasty foods but it is wrong to view porn. Porn is not a natural expression of sexuality. Actually let me take that back it is very natural due ot our sin nature. However it is not natural for the way God made us to be. now eating tasty foods is natural for us to do now (with our sin nature) and befoer without it. God likes us to create things. He made us to procreate and to be imaginative. Now I know you do not believe in a sin nature but this is how I as a Christian can show that Porn is bad by itself even if it did not victimize women.

By the way it also does hurt all parties involved. See everything that God does not want us to do really ends up vbeing bad for us.

Blackahw

justGina
11-07-01, 07:13 PM
I absolutely believe in sin nature. What did I say that made you think I don't? :confused:

I believe in TULIP.

I believe in modesty for women.

I believe women should be in subjection to their husbands.

I believe we should train up our children and part of that includes education at home.

I believe in TV-free homes, however ours isn't TV-free because my husband doesn't believe as I do.

I don't believe in birth control.

I believe hair is given to women as a covering and that we shouldn't cut it. (Reformed Baptist, not Pentecostal or Apostolic)

I am pro-life and pro-death penalty.

Nice to meet you. :)

blackhaw
11-07-01, 07:20 PM
justGina:

huh? I do not understand what you mean.

Okay now your post changed. I will look at it and post below. Okay after reading it I still say huh? Is that directed to me or someone else?

It is nice to meet you too justGina.

justGina
11-07-01, 07:40 PM
It was directed to you. I was telling you I do believe in sin nature and the total depravity of man.

universe
11-07-01, 08:30 PM
Hi Justgina. Well, there's about 8 or 9 thread possibilities....
I'll just ask what TULIP is. Also, how can you be prolife and prodeath at the same time? Isn't all life valuable?
Welcome to the boards!

Brandan
11-07-01, 08:45 PM
universe, you can read about TULIP, aka the doctrines of grace or the 5 points of calvinism here: http://www.5solas.org/media.php?id=33

justGina
11-07-01, 08:57 PM
Hi, universe.

Here is why I am pro-capital punishment:

Gen 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.


I am pro-life because I do believe every life is valuable. I don't believe in letting the guilty live and the innocent die (I mean innocent as in man's eyes, not God's).

Brandan
11-07-01, 09:03 PM
Gina, check out this link:

When should a Christian use violence? (http://www.predestinarian.net/showthread.php?threadid=189)

I go into detail why we should not use violence. Now do I believe there should be a death penalty? That is the decision of the state. That is not for us as Christians to decide. The sword has been placed in the hands of the magistrates for this very reason. Do they have a right to use this sword? I believe so. But as a Christian, we are called to pray for our enemies, and have mercy on those who would otherwise harm us. The state doesn't have this higher calling.... Maybe we should start another thread on the death penalty......

justGina
11-07-01, 09:34 PM
No violence involved! A simple needlestick while the "patient" is comfy on a table... ;)

Andrew
11-07-01, 09:41 PM
Ro 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, [they masturbate and do porn?]

Ro 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit, [such as porn and masturbation].

I can't believe Christians are even discussing whether these are sinful or not! *LOL*

hello, go by your spirit and you will know straight away.

universe
11-07-01, 09:42 PM
Thanks for the link, kermie, I'm off to read about it.

As for sticking a needle in a convicts arm: I view an action that leads to the deliberate death of someone to be violent. That's just me.

justGina
11-07-01, 10:34 PM
Here here, Andrew!

universe, compared to the brutality with which the vast majority of these capital murderers visit death upon their victims, a needlestick/lethal injection is comparable to a featherstroke, for Pete's sake. I personally think they deserve slower, more painful deaths. I know I'll get slammed for that one, but I'm nothing if not honest. ;)

Christ__Alone
11-07-01, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Andrew
I can't believe Christians are even discussing whether these are sinful or not! *LOL*


Many years ago, I heard a pastor preach a sermon on personal purity, and holy living.

He made a few comments, that really made A LOT of sense.

A Christian doesn't have to ask anyone if brushing their teeth is permissable...

A Christian doesn't have to ask anyone if going for a swim is permissable...

A Christian doesn't have to ask anyone if painting a picture is permissable...

Why doesn't a Christian have to ask if these things are permissable? Because a true child of God, born of the Spirit, will never be convicted over these things, that they are sinful, and he shouldn't be involved in them.

The pastor went on to say, after much preaching on immorality and compromise and excuses :D

"If you have to ask, it's probably sinful, so stay away from it".

lol... I loved that sermon. I suppose it really doesn't apply across the boards, but in a general sense, it sure does.

Goodnight all, I'm going to brush my teeth... :D

Dskmn
11-08-01, 01:48 AM
I believe that pornography is wrong, but most things in this world seem to have some sin associated with it....

its hard to live a good Christian life...

Corbin
11-08-01, 01:51 AM
I believe that pornography is wrong

Well why do you feel it's wrong?

Dskmn
11-08-01, 01:53 AM
Because it is defined as sinful by the Catholic church....why do you feel its right??

Corbin
11-08-01, 02:26 AM
Because it is defined as sinful by the Catholic church....why do you feel its right??

Because it is defined as "wonderful" by the demonic church:D


Tell me something, if the church defines homosexuality as sinful, would you shun gay people? Would you think that it is wrong for these people to be gay?
If the church tells you to go fight in a war against your country, would you do so?

Shouldn't you have further reasoning than, "becasue the church said so"?? You should think hard, and state your reasoning and logic.



why do you feel its right??

Well, lets look at this from all angles, shall we?

What if we lived in a world without pornography? Could you imagine how different our world would be? Probably not. Throughout our history, there has always been some form of "adult entertainment" Even hundred of years ago. It is most-likely that every man in the world has looked at pornography some time in his life. It is even more likely that some of these times he was masturbating at the same time.

Do any of you deny this? Masturbating helps relieve stress, and contributes to our mental health. Of course "sex" would do the same thing, but how many people here have always had the oppurtunity to have sex with someone when they needed to? Probably very few of you. (In fact, I'm willing to bet none)

Pornography gives us positive sexual stimulis without acually having sex. How could this be deemed as a "bad" thing? There is no chance of getting an STD, and no chance of any unwanted pregnancy.

Another thing. Generally, who really gets "hurt" by this?

Dskmn
11-08-01, 02:29 AM
Again thats your belief system, i believe that the Bible is right, God will not tell me to go against my country, i will not discriminate against gay people.....its a fair argument, but again, their your beliefs....

Corbin
11-08-01, 02:41 AM
i believe that the Bible is right

Again, you do not have any thoughts of your own?

Dskmn
11-08-01, 04:36 AM
my thoughts are, although i myself believe it is wrong, i consider it sinful because it is said so in the Bible...

Lts
11-08-01, 06:57 AM
Corbin,
You know we are christians and you also know that because we are christians we believe in the bible as being God's word totally. When we are reading scripture it to use is the same as God audibly talking to us.

So when you ask:
"Again, you do not have any thoughts of your own?"
You are in away correct and this is why:

-- New King James
Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

But corbin just as Dskmn said we believe the bible is right so our answers to your questions should not be surprising should they?


Corbin why is porn good?

Corbin
11-08-01, 09:38 AM
Corbin why is porn good?

I believe I stated some positive things about it in my previous post.

questian
11-08-01, 01:41 PM
Pornography needs to be looked at from a few different perspectives. The purpose of it is to stimulate a sexual response. The more explicit, the more stimulating. Or so it goes. These images can be of real people or artistic renderings either in visual, audio or textual mediums. Viewers react differently to each medium depending on their personality. I find the biggest issue critics have with it is when real people are used as the medium. From a legal standpoint, they must be consenting adults. What they consent to is their business so long as no one is being harmed. Personally, I don't like it when women are portrayed as commodities, which is how most pornography is sold. I see little difference between this and wives being required to live in submission to their husbands. The only difference is, there's only one consumer instead of hundreds or thousands. Men and women should respect each other on equal terms and value each other as human beings. No one has the right to control or own the lives of others.

On the subject of masturbation, it is possible to engage in without having to fantasize about erotic imagery. It is a well known fact that children at early ages discover how to stimulate themselves during the process of self-exploration and simple curiosity. Sexual intercourse as a pleasurable act between couples is an alien concept to them. All they know is what they are doing just naturally feels good in much the same way listening to some favorite music, exercising, or viewing a scenic landscape elicits pleasurable feelings. How can this possibly be wrong?

Corbin
11-08-01, 05:58 PM
Pornography needs to be looked at from a few different perspectives.

I agree completley, questian. There are several aspects of porn that are an issue here. I was mostly talking about why it shouldn't be sinful.


I shall write more later, gotta break for food:D

blackhaw
11-08-01, 06:56 PM
Corbin:

you said:

"Pornography gives us positive sexual stimulis without acually having sex. How could this be deemed as a "bad" thing?"

I think what I and man of us are saying is that porn is NOT positive sexual stimulus. looking at women Or men in lustful way that are not your marraige pratner is wrong. RTeally even looking at your marraige partner in just a lustful way is wrong. My wife and I make love we do not just have sex. Yes it is a biological function but that does not mean that everyway of hadling it is correct. So those are reasons that porn is wrong. And there are many other reeasons that do not have to do with you but have to do with the person being photographed etc. I will wait to see ho you try and justify porn. That to me can't be done.

questian:
you said:

"On the subject of masturbation, it is possible to engage in without having to fantasize about erotic imagery."

I do not know if this is true or not but if true then I see no harm in it. That is unless one neglects the needs of their marraige partner. That would be selfish and not very loving. As far kids go I do not see a problem with that if there is no fantasizing.

blackhaw

Andrew
11-08-01, 07:56 PM
"On the subject of masturbation, it is possible to engage in without having to fantasize about erotic imagery."

yah sure, you'd have to be a Yoga/meditation expert , *LOL:D

Corbin
11-08-01, 09:03 PM
blackhaw

This brings up an interesting point on marrige. I will think about it later tonite, and perhaps post a new thread on marrige.

Lts
11-08-01, 09:59 PM
Corbin here are some studies done on porn I included the sources were they were applicable I know its rather long but you seem to want to know so here is some if you feel the need to investigate.
This is a 2 parter LOL

Psychological Effects
Psychologist Edward Donnerstein (University of Wisconsin) found that brief exposure to violent forms of pornography can lead to anti-social attitudes and behavior. Male viewers tend to be more aggressive toward women, less responsive to pain and suffering of rape victims, and more willing to accept various myths about rape.(6)
Researchers have found that pornography (especially violent pornography) can produce an array of undesirable effects such as rape and sexual coercion. Specifically they found that such exposure can lead to increased use of coercion or rape,(7) increased fantasies about rape,(8) and desensitization to sexual violence and trivialization of rape.(9)


In an attempt to isolate the role of violence as distinct from sex in pornography-induced situations, James Check (York University in Canada) conducted an experiment where men were exposed to different degrees of pornography, some violent, some not. All groups exhibited the same shift in attitude, namely a higher inclination to use force as part of sex.(10)

In one study, researchers Dolf Zillman and Jennings Bryant investigated the effects of nonviolent pornography on sexual callousness and the trivialization of rape. They showed that continued exposure to pornography had serious adverse effects on beliefs about sexuality in general and on attitudes toward women in particular. They also found that pornography desensitizes people to rape as a criminal offense.(11) These researchers also found that massive exposure to pornography encourages a desire for increasingly deviant materials which involve violence (sadomasochism and rape).(12)

Dolf Zillman measured the impact of viewing pornography on the subjects' views as to what constitutes normal sexual practice. The group that saw the largest amount of pornography gave far higher estimates of the incidence of oral sex, anal sex, group sex, sado- masochism, and bestiality than did the other two groups.(13)

One study demonstrated that pornography can diminish a person's sexual happiness.(14) The researchers found that people exposed to nonviolent pornography reported diminished satisfaction with their sexual partner's physical appearance, affection, curiosity, and sexual performance. They were also more inclined to put more importance on sex without emotional involvement.

In a nationwide study, University of New Hampshire researchers Larry Baron and Murray Strauss found a strong statistical correlation between circulation rates of pornographic magazines and rape rates.(15) They found that in states with high circulation rates, rape rates were also high. And in states with low circulation rates, rape rates also tended to be low as well.

Of course, a statistical correlation does not prove that pornography causes rape. Certainly not everyone who uses pornography becomes a rapist. And it is possible that rape and pornographic consumption are only indirectly related through other factors, like social permissiveness and "macho" attitudes among men. In fact, Baron and Strauss did examine some of these factors in their study and did not find any significant correlation.

Subsequent studies have had similar results. Ohio State University researchers Joseph Scott (a man who testifies frequently for pornographers in court) and Loretta Schwalm examined even more factors than Baron and Strauss (including the circulation of non- sexual magazines) and could not eliminate the correlation between pornography and rape.(16)

Michigan state police detective Darrell Pope found that in 41 percent of the 38,000 sexual assault cases in Michigan (1956 1979), pornographic material was viewed just prior to or during the crime. This corroborates with research done by psychotherapist David Scott who found that "half the rapists studied used pornography to arouse themselves immediately prior to seeking out a victim."(17)

Lts
11-08-01, 10:00 PM
Social Effects
Defining the social effects of pornography has been difficult because of some of the prevailing theories of its impact. One view was that it actually performs a positive function in society by acting like a "safety-value" for potential sexual offenders.
The most famous proponent of this view was Berl Kutchinsky, a criminologist at the University of Copenhagen. His famous study on pornography found that when the Danish government lifted restrictions on pornography, the number of sex crimes decreased.(18) His theory was that the availability of pornography siphons off dangerous sexual impulses. But when the data for his "safety valve" theory was further evaluated, many of his research flaws began to show.

For example, Kutchinsky failed to distinguish between different kinds of sex crimes (e.g., rape, indecent exposure, etc.) and instead merely lumped them together. This effectively masked an increase in rape statistics. He also failed to take into account that increased tolerance for certain crimes (e.g., public nudity, sex with a minor) may have contributed to a drop in the reported crimes.

Proving cause and effect in pornography is virtually impossible because ethically researchers cannot do certain kinds of research. Researcher Dolf Zillman says, "Men cannot be placed at risk of developing sexually violent inclinations by extensive exposure to violent or nonviolent pornography, and women cannot be placed at risk of becoming victims of such inclinations."(19)

Deborah Baker, a legal assistant and executive director of an anti- obscenity group, agrees that conclusively proving a connection between pornography and crime would be very difficult:


The argument that there are no established studies showing a connection between pornography and violent crime is merely a smokescreen. Those who promote this stance well know that such research will never be done. It would require a sampling of much more than a thousand males, exposed to pornography through puberty and adolescence, while the other group is totally isolated from its influence in all its forms and varying degrees. Each group would then have to be monitored through the commission of violent crimes or not. In spite of the lack of formal research, though, the FBI's own statistics show that pornography is found at 80 percent of the scenes of violent sex crimes, or in the homes of the perpetrators.(20)
Nevertheless, there are a number of compelling statistics that suggest that pornography does have profound social consequences. For example, of the 1400 child sexual molestation cases in Louisville, Kentucky, between July 1980 and February 1984, adult pornography was connected with each incident and child pornography with the majority of them.(21) Extensive interviews with sex offenders (rapists, incest offenders, and child molesters) have uncovered a sizable percentage of offenders who use pornography to arouse themselves prior to and during their assaults.(22) Police officers have seen the impact pornography has had on serial murders. In fact, pornography consumption is one of the most common profile characteristics of serial murders and rapists.(23)
Professor Cass Sunstein, writing in the Duke Law Journal, says that some sexual violence against women "would not have occurred but for the massive circulation of pornography." Citing cross-cultural data, he concludes:


The liberalization of pornography laws in the United States, Britain, Australia, and the Scandinavian countries has been accompanied by a rise in reported rape rates. In countries where pornography laws have not been liberalized, there has been a less steep rise in reported rapes. And in countries where restrictions have been adopted, reported rapes have decreased.(24)
In his introduction to a reprint of the Final Report of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography, columnist Michael McManus noted that

The FBI interviewed two dozen sex murderers in prison who had killed multiple numbers of times. Some eighty-one percent said their biggest sexual interest was in reading pornography. They acted out sex fantasies on real people. For example, Arthur Gary Bishop, convicted of sexually abusing and killing five young boys said, "If pornographic material would have been unavailable to me in my early states, it is most probable that my sexual activities would not have escalated to the degree they did." He said pornography's impact on him was "devastating. . . . I am a homosexual pedophile convicted of murder, and pornography was a determining factor in my downfall."(25)
Dr. James Dobson interviewed Ted Bundy, one of this nation's most notorious serial killers. On the day before his execution, Ted Bundy said that the "most damaging kinds of pornography are those that involve violence and sexual violence. Because the wedding of those two forces, as I know only too well, brings about behavior that is just, just too terrible to describe."(26)

Sources:
6. Edward Donnerstein, "Pornography and Violence Against Women," Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 347 (1980), 277-88.

7. Edward Donnerstein, "Pornography: Its Effects on Violence Against Women," in Malamuth and Donnerstein, eds., Pornography and Sexual Aggression (New York: Academic Press, 1984).

8. Neil Malamuth, "Rape Fantasies as a Function of Repeated Exposure to Sexual Violence," Archives of Sexual Behavior, 10 (1981): 33-47.

9. Linz, Donnerstein, and Penrod, "The Effects of Multiple Exposures to Filmed Violence Against Women," Journal of Communication, 34 (1984): 130-47.


10. James Check, "The Effects of Violent and Nonviolent Pornography," Department of Justice, Ottawa, Canada, submitted June 1984.

11. Dolf Zillman and Jennings Bryant, "Pornography, Sexual Callousness, and the Trivialization of Rape," Journal of Communication, 32 (1982): 10 21.

12. Zillman, Bryant, Carveth, "The Effect of Erotica Featuring Sadomasochism and Beastiality of Motivated Inter-Male Aggression," Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 7 (1981): 153-59.

13. Dolf Zillman, "Effects of Prolonged Consumption of Pornography," a paper prepared for the Surgeon General's Workshop on Pornography and Public Health, Arlington, Va., 22-24 June 1986.

14. Dolf Zillman and Jennings Bryant, "Pornography, Sexual Callousness, and the Trivialization of Rape," Journal of Communications 32(1982): 15.

15. Larry Baron and Murray Strauss, "Legitimate Violence and Rape: A Test of the Cultural Spillover Theory," Social Problems 34 (December 1985).

16. Joseph Scott and Loretta Schwalm, "Rape Rates and the Circulation Rates of Adult Magazines," Journal of Sex Research, 24 (1988): 240-50.

17. David Alexander Scott, "How Pornography Changes Attitudes," in Pornography: The Human Tragedy, ed. Tom Minnery (Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers).

18. Berl Kutchinsky, "The Effect of Easy Availability of Pornography on the Incidence of Sex Crimes: The Danish Experience," Journal of Social Issues, 29 (1973): 163-81.

19. Dolf Zillman, "Pornography Research and Public Policy," in Dolf Zillman and Jennings Bryant, eds., Pornography: Research Advances and Policy Considerations (New York: Academic Press, 1989), 387-88.

20. Deborah Baker, "Pornography Isn't Free Speech," Dallas Morning News, 17 March 1989, Op. Ed. Page.

21. Testimony by John B. Rabun, deputy director, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 12 September 1984.

22. W. Marshall, "Pornography and Sex Offenders," in Dolf Zillman and Jennings Bryant, eds.,Pornography: Research Advances and Policy Considerations (New York: Academic Press, 1989).

23. "The Men Who Murdered," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, August 1985.

24. Cass R. Sunstein, "Pornography and the First Amendment," Duke Law Journal, September 1986, 595ff.

25. Final Report, ed. McManus, xvii.

26. Interview with Dr. James Dobson with Ted Bundy in Starke, Florida, on 23 January 1989.

Dskmn
11-09-01, 12:56 AM
wow, quite a bit of info...

Corbin
11-09-01, 01:08 AM
Michigan state police detective Darrell Pope found that in 41 percent of the 38,000 sexual assault cases in Michigan (1956 1979), pornographic material was viewed just prior to or during the crime. This corroborates with research done by psychotherapist David Scott who found that "half the rapists studied used pornography to arouse themselves immediately prior to seeking out a victim."(17)

Wow, this statistic is astounding! I had no idea pornography played such a signifigant role in rape crimes!

Thanks Lts, for providing us with the facts. I'm sure this data will give all of us a new insight on the topic of pornography!

Thanks :cool: