Pontifical Council for Social Communication

:

“pornography is – a violation,
through the use of audio-visual
techniques, of the right to privacy
of the human body in its male or
female nature, a violation which
reduces the human person and
human body to an anonymous
object for the purpose of gratifying
lustful desires.”
Words of Pope Francis
3 days ago
“The Christian life is not a navel-
gazing one. It is a life in which
one gets out of oneself in order
to give oneself to others. It is a
gift, it is love – and love does not
turn in on itself, it is not selfish,
but self-giving.”
Pornography: The sad truth
4,000 men and 4,000 women were surveyed:

• 30% of the men watched porn daily
• 71% of the men 18 – 34 watched
porn at least 1x a month

Star Tribune, April 9, 2014.
Pornography: The sad truth
Survey of Youth in UK

• 50% of 11-14 year olds had viewed
porn
• 4 of ten admitted that porn affected
their relationships

• UK Daily Mail, January 19, 2014
Pornography: The sad truth

• 56% of divorce cases had one
person hooked on porn
• Porn is a 13 billion dollar industry
• US produces 89% of pornography

Christian Post, December 30, 2013.
Pornography: The sad truth

• Initial age of porn exposure: 11
• 40% of those addicted lose their
spouse
• Severe clinical depression twice as
frequently among porn users

Christian Post, December 30, 2013.
Pornography: The sad truth

• 30% of all internet traffic is
pornography
• Worldwide, 51% of porn is
accessed on desktop smartphones,
49% on smartphones


Inqiusitor, December 26, 2013.
Pornography: The sad truth
A Survey of 19,000 Parents:

• Kids begin viewing porn as early as
6 yeard old

ABC News, May 15, 2013
Pornography: The sad truth
A Survey done by UK Deputy
Children’s Commissioner

• 100% of Grade 9 boys accessed
porn
• 50% of the girls

HuffPost Lifestyle, May 7, 2013
Pornography: The sad truth
In India, a year-long study showed

• 75% of the pre-university students
in rural areas were addicted to porn


The Indian Express, February 27, 2013
Pornography: The sad truth
• Porn users are 400% more likely to
visit a prostitute


The Daily Reporter, January 20, 2013
McCann Erickson Youth Studies of
2000 and 2005
… the Inter-generation study
showed that there is a severe
loosening of moral values among
adult Filipinos, and this is
reflected in what young people
consider right and wrong.
As a consequence, about half of
them do not consider as “wrong” such
acts as pornography, casual sex,
premarital sex, using a prostitute,
getting drunk, gambling, hazing,
abortion, homosexual relationships,
and suicide.
McCann Erickson Youth Studies of
2000 and 2005
Filipino
Society needs
fixing
Pope Francis

A serious social evil

• Porn revenue is larger than all
combined revenues of all
professional football, baseball and
basketball franchises.

Internet Pornography and Loneliness: An Association?
Vincent Cyrus Yoder, Thomas B. Virden III, and Kiran
Amin. Sexual Addiction
"I see clearly that the thing
the church needs most
today is the ability to heal
wounds and to warm the
hearts of the faithful...

I see the church as a field
hospital after battle…
“The time has come to
take an energetic stance
against prostitution and
the widespread
availability of erotic and
pornographic material,
also on the Internet.”
Pornography and Divorce
 two thirds of the 350 divorce
lawyers said the Internet played a
significant role in the divorces in
the past year, with excessive
interest in online porn contributing
to more than half such cases.

- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
“sexual discrimination
against women, like
pornography and
prostitution, are
crimes against
humanity”.
Pope Benedict to the German Bishops in
November 2011

“Only a society which
unconditionally respects
and defends the dignity
of each human being, from
conception to natural end,
can call itself a human
society.”
Saint John Paul II:

“the proliferation of
pornographic literature is
only one indication of a
broader crisis of moral
values affecting
contemporary society”
Effects of Pornography
• First phase– Addiction
• Second phase– Escalation
• Third phase– Desensitization
• Fourth phase– Acting out
Sexually
Dr. Victor Cline, PhD
First Phase- Addiction
Characteristics
of this phase:

• The addiction
effect, the
consumer gets
hooked.
First Phase- Addiction
Characteristics of
this phase:

• The material
provides a
powerful sexual
stimulant or
aphrodisiac
effect.
First Phase- Addiction
Characteristics of
this phase:

• The sexual
stimulation is
followed by
sexual release
through
masturbation.
First Phase- Addiction
Characteristics of this
phase:

• The higher the I.Q of
an addict the more
vulnerable they are,
this is due to a greater
ability to fantasize.
First Phase- Addiction
Characteristics of this
phase:

• The person develops an
obsession and
compulsion to
pornography.
Second Phase--Escalation
Characteristics of this stage:

• The escalation effect, the addicted
person requires rougher, more
explicit, more deviant, more
“kinky” kinds of sexual material to
get their sexual “highs”.
Second Phase--Escalation
Characteristics of this stage:

• The compulsion and the deviant
factor begins to have an effect in
marital relationships.
Third Phase-- Desensitization
• Material (books, magazines,
videos) which was originally
perceived as shocking, taboo,
illegal, repulsive, or immoral, in
time came to be seen as
acceptable and commonplace.
Third Phase-- Desensitization

• This is the legitimization effect.
Fourth Phase– Acting out Sexually
Characteristics of this phase:

• A. An increasing tendency
to act out sexually the
behaviors viewed in the
pornography.
Fourth Phase– Acting out Sexually
Characteristics of this phase:

• B. Compulsive promiscuity
and exhibitionism.
Fourth Phase– Acting out Sexually
Characteristics of this phase:

• C. Voyeurism, prostitution,
inflicting pain.
Fourth Phase– Acting out Sexually
Characteristics of this phase:

• D. Crime: illegal activities,
rape, illicit sex.
At this phase the
addicted person only
gets deeper and
deeper into the
addiction, if no help
or treatment is
sought.
To the Soul
H
A
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M

To personal
morality and
chastity
H
A
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M

To Public
Morality
H
A
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M

To
Marriage
H
A
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M

Of violence
toward
women
H
A
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M

Of
degradation
of women
H
A
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M

To
Children
H
A
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M

Of
contracting
AIDS and
other STDs
H
A
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M

To
performers
in
films/videos
H
A
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M

To victims
of crimes
stimulated
by porn
H
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M

It is
worthwhile
fighting the
Battle
Moral and Spiritual
Effects of Pornography
• Addiction

• Self-destructive behavior

• Inability to sustain healthy
relationships

Moral and Spiritual
Effects of Pornography
• Divorce

• Objectification of women and
the human body.

• Deviant behavior
Moral and Spiritual
Effects of Pornography
• The dehumanization of human
dignity and the exploitation of
the individual person.

• Crime
Moral and Spiritual
Effects of Pornography
Separation from
God’s friendship in
this life and the life to
come.



St. Paul
"Do not be overcome
by evil, but overcome
evil with good"
(Romans 12:21).
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Purity is a positive
affirmation.

It’s a YES
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St. Michael The Archangel Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle, be our
protection against the malice
and snares of the devil. May
God rebuke him we humbly
pray; and do thou, O Prince
of the Heavenly host, by the
power of God, thrust into hell
Satan and all evil spirits who
wander through the world for
the ruin of souls. Amen.
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