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The Destructive Power of Porn

Here is a summary of Christian and secular research about the negative impact of porn.

Porn destroys marriages

  • Porn use increases the marital infidelity rate by more than 300%
  • 56% of American divorces involve an “obsessive interest” in porn websites

Christian men are stuck in the grip of porn

  • 64% of church going men view porn at least monthly
  • 1 in 5 youth pastors use porn on a regular basis

Porn destroys healthy sexual development

  • By the age of 12, the average American child has seen explicit porn
  • The largest consumer of online porn is 13-24 year old’s whose brains are still developing

Porn destroys real sex

  • Regular porn sets unrealistic and aggressive expectations for sexual intercourse
  • More than half of porn scenes contain acts of physical or verbal aggression.

Porn destroys erections

  • Studies have found an increased erectile dysfunction in “fit and healthy young men”
  • Investigative journalist Jon Ronson claims a 1000% increase in E.D. since the ascent of free streaming porn sites.
  • A 2014 study found that compulsive porn users had erectile difficulties in human intimate relationships…but not with porn.

Porn use makes you less productive

  • A 2015 study correlated porn use with decreased academic performance.
  • A 2013 German study found that porn decreased “working memory” (the ability to keep information in mind to complete a task).
  • Arousal Addiction from online porn can mimic the symptoms of ADHD, social anxiety, and depression.

Sources
2019 Covenant Eyes, Inc., Research by The Barna Group, The Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson, Mashable.com, and other articles.

Disclaimer
This is not an exhaustive list. Additionally, there are differing opinions in scientific research between porn use and impacts on brain function and erectile dysfunction. There are also varied interpretations of the term erectile dysfunction in differing surveys.

In our experience in this ministry we do believe that porn use as a serous negative impact on the lives of young men.

This information is intended to highlight risks of porn, not to serve as a diagnosis or scientific literature review. If you are experiencing physical illness or psychological difficulties, please contact a clinical professional.

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Steps to Block Porn on iPhones using Screen Time

It is a good idea to have your fighting partner/parent/spouse do this on your phone. Only they should have the Screen Time passcode.

  • 1. Go to: Settings>Screen Time

  • 2. Scroll down and select Content & Privacy Restrictions

  • 3. Select: Content Restrictions>Web Content>Limit Adult Websites

  • 4. Give permission to ALWAYS ALLOW: dangerousmenunited.org

  • Your fighting partner can add other sites to the Always Allow list

Steps to Block Porn on iPhones using Screen Time

It is a good idea to have your fighting partner/parent/spouse do this on your phone. Only they should have the Screen Time passcode.

  • 1. Go to: Settings>Screen Time

  • 2. Scroll down and select Content & Privacy Restrictions

  • 3. Select: Content Restrictions>Web Content>Limit Adult Websites

  • 4. Give permission to ALWAYS ALLOW: dangerousmenunited.org

  • Your fighting partner can add other sites to the Always Allow list

As partners, we fight with you.