The article was nothing new. Porn alters neural pathways through reward feedback loops from some of the strongest parts of your limbic system and the resulting addictions trash relationships. What was most interesting to me were the comments from people who disagreed. At first, I thought they had a strong religious flavor, like when I try to convince an atheist that the Eucharist really is the Body of Christ. They point out physical fact and I try to explain with theology. Many of the porn supporters on that comment thread came back at the author with something akin to Muslims defending the Koran. There's nothing wrong with porn and you're a crazy infidel if you disagree.
Rereading it this morning, however, I saw two factions in the pro-porn crowd. The pro-porn group has a strong libertarian bent with a subset denying the results of modern studies of the effects of porn. It's that subset that seems religious to me, but the libertarian streak needs to be addressed as well, hence the hiccup in posting about it today.
Which I seem to have done anyway.
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