Porn steals your "mojo" and other reasons I hate porn!

It seems like this week I am having to write caveats before each
blog entry.  I wonder if it's because I'm feelin' a little feisty. 
Hmmmm.  Here's today's caveat:

I have a rated "G" blog.  It may be PG-13 sometimes, but it's pretty
innocent...more or less.  However, I've got to get this out there
before I blow a fuse.

I HATE PORN!

The "adult film industry" (oh, just call it for what it
is...p-o-r-n!  Gimme a break!) has just asked our government for a
bailout.  I don't know why they need money to bail themselves out. 
They don't deserve it.  The American people deserve a freakin'
bailout...not the porn industry.  I heard this today on the radio while
taking my son to the pediatrician.  My nerves were already on edge
because I couldn't sleep hearing my baby cough all night.  Now, my
blood was boiling listening to this crap.  It got me thinking about
porn and the reasons that I hate it.

By the way, let me go ahead and do some "house cleaning" before I
start my rant. Yes, I'm a Christian.  Yes, I live in a "red state."  
Yes, I consider myself a "feminist" of sorts and I don't believe that
the previous statements are necessarily mutually exclusive.  So, sue
me.

Here are my top reasons for hating the porn industry:

1. Porn steals your mojo.

What is "mojo"?  Remember what happened to Austin Powers when Dr.
Evil stole Austin's "mojo"?  Austin Powers was no longer his hip self.
  Austin just didn't have the "drive."  Poor Austin was no longer a
"super spy" capable of gaining top secret information using his "sexual
energy."  Austin's famous "mojo" was Britain's answer to
counterintelligence.

In other words, "mojo" is  your "want to"...your libido.  According
to Steven Arterburn & Fred Stoeker, authors of Every Man's Battle,
watching porn can severely inhibit men from having sexual intimacy with
their wives.   This is a fairly common problem...and it makes me
blazin' mad.

If you really think about it, it makes perfect sense that when
someone's sexual energy is being diverted away from their spouse, they
just don't need the other person.  Remember when you first fell in
love?  Remember the chemistry?  Each touch sent your blood racing. 
Yes, I think there are ebbs and flows in relationships, but the initial
attraction doesn't have to change.  The only difference is that
attraction, in the beginnning, had a lot to do with your exclusivity.  
What I mean is that in the beginning, you only had eyes for your mate. 
Porn pries your eyes...and your desire away.

Plus, it infuriates me that society paints married women as
creatures who don't need or want sex as much as their husbands.  Men
are always being portrayed as needing and wanting sex and their wives
think it's a chore.  This simply is not true.  I know plenty of married
women who are absolutely hot for their husbands.  They love their
husbands and love to spend time with them.  I'm one of them.  In a
healthy marriage, husbands and wives desire each other...mutually and exclusively.  Porn is like an intrusive third party whose only wish is to divide the couple.  This is something that I truly believe.

#2  Who can live up to these images?

Look, I think I'm fairly attractive.  I still find time to look cute
when my husband and I go out on a date.  My husband also makes every
effort to look nice for me.  However, I don't know any woman, whether
you are in your 20's or not, who can live up to these
silicone-injected, airbrushed, enhanced, sprayed-on tanned women.  Even
if I had thousands of dollars to spend on plastic surgery, I don't know
if I would do it.

There's just more to me than my looks.  I hope that the men I have
dated and the man I married cared more about what kind of person I am
than my cup size.  I am smart.  I am goofy and I like to laugh...a
lot.  I'm spontaneous.  I forgive easily.  I like all kinds of people. 
I am a Christian and came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior
several years ago...still, God and I wrestle over ideas about why bad
things happen to good people.  I think I'm uncomplicated, but the truth
is that I have my difficult moments.  I definitely have my fair share
of problems. However, there is much more to me than my body.

What voyeurs of porn fail to realize is that these actresses (and
actors) put their clothes on after each steamy scene...they go grocery
shopping...get sick...pump gas...have a life outside of some sound
stage.  I've even read where most of these actors and actresses suffer
some sort of substance abuse or addiction.  It is common knowledge that
many of these actresses were sexually abused as children and/or were
runaways.

#3  What arrogant jerks to ask our government for a bailout.

The porn industry should not get a bailout.  I can think of 101 things to do with government money.  Here's a sample:

Improve our school system by supplying free tutors to each child who
needs after school help in any subject, give everyone a check for
$2,500 to spend on clothes and food...tax free, fund college tuition
programs, treat every child with cancer and their families to a free
trip to Disney World, treat every American to $500 of free groceries,
fund research for cancer, Alzeheimers, multiple sclerosis, ALS,
AIDS/HIV, diabetes, fund HeadStart programs, fund programs to end our
dependence on foreign oil...my list goes on and on. Believe me when I
say that there are far more important things to fund than porn.

#4  The porn industry is sneaky

I don't like sneaky people.  The porn industry has gotten deals with
hotels to put their smut on televisions in hotel rooms.  The porn
industry has also put their crap within inches from magazines that my
sons will eventually want to read (like magazines about motorcycles,
X-games, monster trucks).  I hate it that my husband is bombarded by
these images when he travels.  I especially hate it that he has to
guard his heart and his eyes by avoiding this crap everywhere he turns
because he loves me and doesn't want to think of anyone else but me.  I
hate it that my sons could get pulled into this lurid world just by
seeing some horrible image at someone else's home or in a grocery store.

However, the porn industry knows that by teasing people who are lonely and vulnerable in some way...they can get them hooked.

Porn gives men a false promise of intimacy.  In reality, these women
wouldn't want them.  If some man could bring home a porn star, she'd
demand all of the same stuff that every other woman demands.... a man
that comes home every night from a full-time job, a stocked pantry, gas
in the minivan, and the bills paid.  I can guarantee you that she
wouldn't be some nympho in the bed every night, either.  I'd be willing
to bet that if most men brought home one of these women, they'd find
her in bed by 10:00 p.m. in flannel pajamas watching David Letterman. 
I think it'd be a disappointment to these guys...but, I'd love to see
it.  Wouldn't you?!

Porn, I'd like to say something to you as an industry.  I'm on to
you.  I have a husband and three boys.  I love the men in my life and I
want to help them have clean hearts.  I want my boys to find women that
they can love, adore and cherish.  For the sake of my future
daughters-in-law, I plan to keep an eye out for this insidious monster
called porn.

For all of the aforementioned reasons, I hate you, porn.  You are disgusting and I wish you would go away forever.

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