But pornography has become much more than just photographs of nude women and men.
And when a husband demands that reality imitate his fantasy, sex becomes empty for him and degrading to his wife. The above effects tell us how dangerous pornography can be.
In the end, both feel resentful and less interested in sex with each other. Violent people may watch violent pornography and are more likely to rape. It also reminds us about the several other effects of pornography which may even include the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, death and many others. Parents should set a positive example for their children, and take time to discuss stories, programmes, and songs with them.
It creates unrealistic demands about the frequency of sex, specific sexual acts, and the nature of a woman's sexual response, to name just a few.
Real life seldom lives up to what is represented in the fake world of pornography. Pornography provides a powerful sexual stimulant or aphrodisiac effect, followed by sexual release, most often through masturbation.
Pornography, often referred to as porno, as defined by Oxford Advance Learner?
s Dictionary, is the describing or showing of naked people or sexual acts in order to cause sexual excitement.
Pornography involves books, magazines, videos, and devices and has moved from the periphery of society into the mainstream through the renting of video cassettes, VCD, DVD, sales of so-called "soft-porn" magazines, and the airing of sexually explicit movies on television and the internet.
To some, pornography is nothing more than a few pictures of scantily-clad women and men in seductive poses.
Today, the most viewed source of pornography is the internet.
In a research I conducted two years ago in some internet cafes in Accra, I realized that young people between the ages of 12-17 years were exposed to internet pornography. All the internet cafes I visited were full of this age group.
It goes ahead to teach men to dehumanize women by viewing them as sexual objects.