• Dangerous

    Easy access, anonymity, and affordability have made pornography attractive, but few realize the dangers.
    Pornography affects not only the user but also the loved ones of the user.
  • Addictive

    Studies show that brain function changes in someone who has an addiction– and the changes are the same with someone addicted to pornography. Because pornography use can become an actual addiction, viewers are not able to stop through their own will power.
  • Addiction Escalates

    Addiction: You keep coming back to porn. It becomes a regular part of your life. You’re hooked and can’t quit.
    Escalation: You start to look for more graphic pornography. You start using porn that disgusted you earlier, but is now enticing to you.
    Desensitization: You begin feeling numb towards the images you see. Even the most graphic porn is no longer arousing. You become desperate to feel the same thrill again, but you can’t find it.
    Acting out sexually: This is the point that you make a critical jump and start acting out the images you have seen and rehearsed in your mind.
  • Children Harmed

    Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography: 11 years old
    15-17 year olds having multiple hard-core exposures: 80%
    8-16 year olds having viewed porn online: 90%
    Nine out of 10 children aged between eight and 16 have viewed pornography on the Internet.
  • Easy to Access

    U.S. pornography revenue: $13.3 billion per year
    Pornographic websites: 4.2 million (12% of total websites)
    Pornographic pages: 420 million
    Daily pornographic search engine requests: 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)
    Daily pornographic e-mails: 2.5 billion (8% of total e-mails)
    Internet users who view pornography: 42.7%
  • Marriages Destroyed

    There isn’t a more efficient way to make your wife feel betrayed, used, and violated than if you use pornography.
    Pornography will ruin your marriage - guaranteed.
  • Fuels Sexual Offenses

    The consumption of pornography can be directly linked to violence against women.

    "I was on the verge of acting out these kinds of thoughts … and it happened in stages … you become addicted … I would keep looking for more explicit, more graphic kinds of materials … until you reach the point where the pornography only goes so far. You reach that jumping-off point where you begin to wonder if maybe actually doing it will give you that which is beyond just reading about it or looking at it.” - Ted Bundy (Serial Killer)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

3 600 Rapes Every Day in SA Fuelled by Porn

Written by CYPSA
Rate this item
(2 votes)

 

"In South Africa, 144 women report rape to police every day – that is six cases reported every hour...

While the number of reported rape incidents is shocking, under-reporting is an even bigger problem. The Medical Research Council's (MRC) latest research reveals that only one in 25 women in Gauteng report rape.

Extrapolated, up to 3 600 women could be raped in the country every day.  South Africa's latest crime statistics revealed a decrease in reported sexual crimes but in the small town of Bredasdorp where Anene Booysen, 17, was gang-raped and murdered, sexual crimes have increased.

The brutality of Booysen's rape and murder has sent shockwaves throughout the country.

Crime statistics released last year for the period April 2011 to March 2012 show there were 64 514 sexual crime cases reported to police, down from 66 196 the year before.

But Bredasdorp, a small town about 200km from Cape Town, had seen an increase in the number of cases – there had been 60 reported during the period, up from 47 the year before. There were 9 153 reported cases in the Western Cape, down from 9 299 the year before. Only Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape had more cases.

Rachel Jewkes, head of the MRC's gender and health research unit, said rape statistics were twofold – those reported to police and those not reported. Six rape cases are reported to police every hour.

"Rape is however monumentally under reported. Based on our research on women in Gauteng in 2010, only one in 25 women who had been raped reported it," Jewkes said.

The MRC previously said the national figure was that one in nine women report rape, but Jewkes said they believe the problem of under reporting is much greater. In their 2010 research one in four (25 percent) of the women they spoke to said they had been raped.

Some of the city's courts also reveal a high number of rape cases heard.

NPA spokesman Eric Ntabazalila said on average they received between 25-30 new rape matters each month and between 40-45 rape matters for trial on the regional court roll a month. At the Parow Regional Court there is an average of 26-30 rape cases a week. This week it is dealing with 26 cases. Bellville Magistrate's Court receives between 10-15 new rape cases a week.

At Goodwood District Court there are nine rape cases on the roll for this week. At the Goodwood Regional Court there are 16 cases on the roll this week and three to four rape matters are finalised with a verdict a month.

At Cape Town Regional court this week there are 15 cases. There are a further 10 matters on the district court roll for first appearances, further investigation and bail applications."

Source: February 8 2013 at 07:47am
By Zara Nicholson and Michelle Jones

Porn's role in fuelling rape

Latest findings by Dr Judith Reisman suggests that pornography and sexual promiscuity are destroying a generation of young people.  She suggests that from the youngest age, children mimic what they see. If they see sex acts, many children naturally practice these life-changing acts on vulnerable infants and children nearby.

"The offending children are ordinarily not aiming to do harm but rather to act 'grown up' as they practice the fascinating, toxic stimuli adult society has cold heartedly loosed into their developmental environment," said  Reisman, visiting professor at Liberty University School of Law.

"We are allowing the cannibalization of our children," said Reisman. "Thanks to the latest advances in neuroscience, we now know that pornographic visual images imprint and alter the brain, triggering an instant, involuntary, but lasting, biochemical memory trail. And once new neurochemical pathways are established, they are difficult or impossible to delete," Reisman said.

"Pornographic images also cause secretion of the body's 'fight or flight' sex hormones. This triggers excitatory transmitters and produces non-rational, involuntary reactions. Media erotic fantasies become deeply imbedded, commonly coarsening, confusing, motivating, and addicting many of those exposed. This scientifically documented, neurochemical imprinting affects children and teens especially deeply; their still-developing brains process emotions differently, with significantly less rationality and cognition than the adult brain," Reisman continued.

"The mainstreaming of pornography since the 1950s directly coincides with the unprecedented explosion in sexual disease and a huge, exponential increase in new types of pornographic copycat sex crimes by and to juveniles and adults. Such facts should inform the legal arguments about free speech versus pornography in public and even private venues," Reisman concluded.

Read 680 times Last modified on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 16:02
  • 1