At a Senate hearing a few years back, medical experts testified about some new technology that allows doctors to look inside addicts' brains to determine just how damaging pornography is. The witnesses described research showing the similarity of porn addiction to cocaine addiction. Further, because images are stored in the brain and can be recalled at any moment, these experts believe that a porn addiction may be harder to break than a heroin addiction.
Somehow the pornography industry has convinced a large segment of the population that viewing porn is not just harmless fun, but is also a fundamental right.
By not calling pornography what it is - highly addictive and destructive material - we are heading for troubled times. Dr. Patrick Carnes, a leading researcher on sex addiction, estimates that 3 to 6 percent of Americans are sexually addicted. That’s as many as 20 million people. (That was 6 years ago, imagine what it is today)
This epidemic isn’t confined to individuals, however. Pornography is one of the leading causes of family breakdown today.