Is pornography harmful? The research they’re finding now shows that “pornography interacts with the brain in a way similar to the way that drugs interact with the brain.” In the video below, Kira Roerig, a Family Therapist at Anasazi Foundation, talks about the harmful effects of pornography.
Transcript of Is Pornography Harmful?:
A lot of parents wonder about the harmful effects of pornography. Is it harmful? Is it not? Some people say that it is. Some people say that it’s not really an issue.
The research that they’re finding right now is pretty clear that pornography has a harmful impact on young people and we see that as we work with them. Part of that is that pornography interacts with the brain in a way similar to the way that drugs interact with the brain.
And then it also influences the way that young people experience and understand relationships. And so, in a time period where people are young and forming how they relate in romantic way with other people it can really skew that, especially if they’re not talking with their parents and all of their input is coming from pornography. It’s going to set them up to not relate very well in their relationships.