Emotional Pornography

There is a very vindicated/validated feeling that I get when I read a random article on the internet that agrees with my views. I don’t really know why, but it makes me feel good. Maybe that is my own form of emotional pornography, but that is a discussion for another day. Check out this quote from Relevant Magazine.

There’s certainly a war against the prevalence of visual pornography in many corners of our society—especially in the Christian culture. There is an attempt to expose pornography for its promotion of unrealistic sexual expectations and exploitation of human sexuality. And that attempt is a very necessary one.

But what about the unhealthy emotional and relational expectations portrayed in so much of our media? Is there really much of a difference in the hyperbolized sexual imagery of typical pornography and the hyperbolized momentary emotional high felt in a romance film or romantic comedy that sends us looking for a “love” that doesn’t exist?

Check out the full article and see what you think.

One thought on “Emotional Pornography

  • May 11, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    I fully agree, as we stray from our roots in God, we stray towards hyperbole of reality. Girls should look and be willing to do this thing, guys should be act this certain way, etc etc. While storytelling isn’t bad, implanting a false sense of reality sexual or romantic, is always dangerous. I am thoroughly enjoying your blog. Thank you.



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