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Porn Immoral

Porn Immoral

Does It Help to View Porn as Immoral?

I dont know if thats something that I can really answer for each individual person whos asking this question.

I think it really depends on the individual who is trying to work through that challenge. Because there are those who do not view pornography as being immoral and there are those who do view it as being immoral.

Either way, it can become an addictive behavior in one’s life.

However, you would have to be careful that it doesn’t go into shame? If you’re viewing it as immoral, and even if you believe it is or believe that it’s not, it could still kick into the shame cycle if you’re not careful.

If its viewed as something immoral, shame can definitely be even more pronounced because you feel like you‘re doing something that- it’s not only unwanted but it’s also unacceptable. I think it is definitely a very different point to make. If somebody does view it as immoral, it’s considered unacceptable and therefore, the shame is very intense.

I cannot dictate whether a person views it as immoral or not, what I can speak to is the fact that it’s something that can be disruptive and damaging to people, regardless of their view of whether it’s immoral or not.

It can cause great imbalance, it can interfere with relationships very very significantly, and it can harm other areas of life such as work, and you know just coping with other challenges of life. Often people who are experiencing the addictive elements of pornography also feel very depressed. They might feel very high-anxiety. They might have some other mental health challenges as well because it does interrelate with some of those other types of experiences.  

Would it help if I viewed it as immoral?

So, getting back to the original question of ‘Would it help if I viewed it as immoral?’ 

I think most of all it would help to view it as something that’s potentially disruptive to your life if, in fact, you feel like it is disruptive to your life.

Everyone has their own value systems and everyone’s going to be able to decide for themselves whether they view it as moral or immoral.

The bottom line is that it does create disruption and problematic tendencies that can be very disruptive in life. It can change our ability to connect with other people. It can change our ability to find rewards in a different kind of sexual experience.

For example, being intimate with a spouse. That experience can be greatly impacted by a pornography addiction.

Knowing that it can be so disruptive and change the way we view other elements of life is probably a better way to look at the impact.

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