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BuzzFeed: “Porn Is Good For You.” What A Joke.

Two days ago, the popular internet/social media content site, BuzzFeed, posted a video titled “4 Good Reasons To Watch Porn.” (Watch above)

After watching it, we didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The video is filled with numerous “facts” that claim to “prove” that pornography is good for the human mind, body, and spirit.

With an ending title saying, “So good luck with whatever else you do on the internet today,” BuzzFeed is all but encouraging you to go watch some porn and have a nice day.

But it gets even better. BuzzFeed did us all the common courtesy of not listing a single citation or source for the info they promoted.

Awesome.

All sarcasm aside, this video is not only the complete opposite of the truth, but the opposite of everything we do at Fight the New Drug.

Now, you know we’re usually pretty chill here at FTND. We know the truth about the harmful effects of pornography and our simple mission is to educate others and raise awareness on the facts in a cool way.

But when giant companies and organizations with a large reach start to push false information into the general public, that’s when we know we need to Fight the most.

You remember when we posted that blog article a while back, calling out PornHub for their ridiculous advertisements and then recreated them to show the world what the truth behind them was? That post was seen by over 1.2 million people and made a huge splash, showing that the information that big corporations are telling you about porn are only what benefits them, and are not the truth at all. 

So today, we’re taking a similar stand and calling out BuzzFeed for promoting lies on something as harmful as pornography.

Below you will find a punch for punch correction with the information from the video (legitimate citations provided for all to see at the end), giving the world what it really needs:

THE TRUTH.

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BuzzFeed creates some of the most shared content on the internet. Most the time we enjoy it. Not this time. So if you aren’t cool with false information like this being spread, use this link to share THIS article and let the world know the truth about porn: 
SHARE: http://ftnd.org/1qnqlSK

Below, you will find all the research we used in the article. Every fact we cited has legitimate, scientific backing.

Good luck getting BuzzFeed to do the same….

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THE FACTS: 

[1] Hald, G. M., Malamuth, N. M., and Yuen, C. (2010). Pornography and Attitudes Supporting Violence Against Women: Revisiting the Relationship in Nonexperimental Studies. Aggression and Behavior 36, 1: 14–20; Berkel, L. A., Vandiver, B. J., and Bahner, A. D. (2004). Gender Role Attitudes, Religion, and Spirituality as Predictors of Domestic Violence Attitudes in White College Students. Journal of College Student Development 45:119–131; Allen, M., Emmers, T., Gebhardt, L., and Giery, M. A.  (1995). Exposure to Pornography and Acceptance of the Rape Myth. Journal of Communication 45, 1: 5–26.

 [2] Milburn, M., Mather, R., and Conrad, S. (2000). The Effects of Viewing R-Rated Movie Scenes that Objectify Women on Perceptions of Date Rape. Sex Roles 43, 9 and 10: 645–64; Weisz, M. G. and Earls, C. (1995). The Effects of Exposure to Filmed Sexual Violence on Attitudes Toward Rape. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 10, 1: 71–84; Ohbuchi, K. I., et al. (1994). Effects of Violent Pornography Upon Viewers’ Rape Myth Beliefs: A Study of Japanese Males. Psychology, Crime, and Law 7, 1: 71–81; Corne, S., et al. (1992). Women’s Attitudes and Fantasies About Rape as a Function of Early Exposure to Pornography. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 7, 4: 454–61; Check, J. and Malamuth, N. M. (1985). An Empirical Assessment of Some Feminist Hypotheses About Rape. International Journal of Women’s Studies 8, 4: 414–23.

[3] Barak, A., Fisher, W. A., Belfry, S., and Lashambe, D. R. (1999). Sex, Guys, and Cyberspace: Effects of Internet Pornography and Individual Differences on Men’s Attitudes Toward Women. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality 11, 1: 63–91; Allen, M., Emmers, T., Gebhardt, L., and Giery, M. A.  (1995). Exposure to Pornography and Acceptance of the Rape Myth. Journal of Communication 45, 1: 5–26.

[4] Paul, P. (2007). Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families. New York: Henry Hold and Co., 80; Mosher, D. L. and MacIan, P. (1994). College Men and Women Respond to X-Rated Videos Intended for Male or Female Audiences: Gender and Sexual Scripts. Journal of Sex Research 31, 2: 99–112.

[5] Angres, D. H. and Bettinardi-Angres, K. (2008). The Disease of Addiction: Origins, Treatment, and Recovery. Disease-a-Month 54: 696–721; Berridge, K. C. and Robinson, T. E. (2002). The Mind of an Addicted Brain: Neural Sensitization of Wanting Versus Liking. In J. T. Cacioppo, G. G. Bernston, R. Adolphs, et al. (Eds.) Foundations in Social Neuroscience (pp. 565–72). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.  

[6] Doidge, N. (2007). The Brain That Changes Itself. New York: Penguin Books, 105.

[7] Capogrosso, P., Colicchia, M., Ventimiglia, E., Castagna, G., Clementi, M. C., Suardi, N., Castiglione, F., Briganti, A., Cantiello, F., Damiano, R., Montorsi, F., Salonia, A. (2013). One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man—Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice. Journal of Sexual Medicine 10, 7:1833–41; Cera, N., Delli Pizzi, S., Di Pierro, E. D., Gambi, F., Tartaro, A., et al. (2012). Macrostructural Alterations of Subcortical Grey Matter in Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction. PLoS ONE 7, 6: e39118; Doidge, N. (2007). The Brain That Changes Itself. New York: Penguin Books, 105.

[8] Robinson, M. and Wilson, G. (2011). Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunction: A Growing Problem. Psychology Today, July 11; Paul, P. (2007). Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families. New York: Henry Hold and Co., 153.

[9] Wilson, G. (2013). Adolescent Brain Meets Highspeed Internet Porn. http:/yourbrainonporn.com/adolescent-brain-meets-highspeed-internet-porn

[10] Zillmann, D. and Bryant, J. (1988). Pornography’s Impact on Sexual Satisfaction. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 18, 5: 438–53.

[11] Layden, M. A. (2010). Pornography and Violence: A New look at the Research. In J. Stoner and D. Hughes (Eds.) The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (pp. 57–68). Princeton, NJ: Witherspoon Institute; Paul, P. (2007). Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families. New York: Henry Hold and Co., 187; Layden, M. A. (2004). Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science and Space, U.S. Senate, Hearing on the Brain Science Behind Pornography Addiction, November 18; Zillmann, D. (2000). Influence of Unrestrained Access to Erotica on Adolescents’ and Young Adults’ Dispositions Toward Sexuality. Journal of Adolescent Health 27, 2: 41–44.

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"A single act of love makes the soul return to life."

St. Maximilian Kolbe (via catholiclight)

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Costume PORN, and now...Cathedral PORN?

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A few years ago, I ran a period drama blog - “Enchanted Serenity" it was called. It was a wonderful experience to be able to share my love of period film and my fascination for eras gone by and for the wonderful fashion that was part of each historic period. One…

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"Love is not a passing pleasure or emotion, but the very meaning of […] being alive."

Jacques Maritain

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Oh Honey— I Love You Will Still Sound The Same

Could you see yourself
Growing old with me,
Watchin’ my head turn to grey?
Could you live with me
In my mistakes,
And the ones I have yet to make?

So when our eyes have seen their better days
And our hearing starts to fade
Put your arms ‘round my neck, and your heart on my chest
"I Love You" will still sound the same
"I Love You" will still sound the same

Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
Hey yea ey ey yea
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
"I Love You" will still sound the same
"I Love You" will still sound the same

I can see our dreams,
Inside of a child
Long after ours fade away.
When our rings start to rust
And our skin starts to age
Remember the promise we made.

So when our eyes have seen their better days
And our hearing starts to fade
Put your arms ‘round my neck, and your heart on my chest
"I Love You" will still sound the same
"I Love You" will still sound the same

Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
Hey yea ey ey yea
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
"I Love You" will still sound the same
"I Love You" will still sound the same

When bills pile up
And time tests our love
We’ll stay forever in love.
We’ll stick to our guns
Our grip won’t loosen up
When we say forever ain’t enough.

So when our eyes have seen their better days
And our hearing starts to fade
Put your arms ‘round my neck, and your heart on my chest
"I Love You" will still sound the same
"I Love You" will still sound the same

Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
Hey yea ey ey yea
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
"I Love You" will still sound the same
"I Love You" will still sound the same

5 Differences Between The Guy You Date And The Guy You Marry | Thought Catalog

"1.

The Guy You Date: Thinks about what you have to offer him. He loves you because you give him your undivided time and attention, you’re attractive, and you share common interests and hobbies like playing tennis or obsessing over Fall Out Boy. He is hoping you will be a good match for him.

The Guy You Marry: Thinks about what he has to offer you. He loves you because of who you are- he appreciates your quirks, your flaws and strange sense of humor, the way you snort when you laugh and read Charles Dickens every winter, and everything he’s come to know about you. He is hoping he will be a good husband for you.

2.

The Guy You Date: Is quick to become jealous when you’re around other guys. He gets angry easily, which often ends up in long, petty arguments. He is possessive over your time, and although that can be cute at times, it can also become just downright annoying.

The Guy You Marry: Places his trust in you, and gives you the benefit of the doubt. He tries to understand your point of view before asserting his own, and is willing to give you space when you need it. He is always open to talking things out, and continues to exercise patience that you may not always deserve.


3.

The Guy You Date: The guy you wear make-up for. You spend hours preparing for a date because you want to impress him. You want him to think you are pretty and you hope he will give you a kiss at the end of the night, reminding you that he’s yours.

The Guy You Marry: The guy who you are no longer self-conscious around. He tells you that you are beautiful with or without makeup, because he loves you for your heart, mind, and soul. You don’t need his kiss to affirm his affection, but he gives you one anyways, which still sends butterflies fluttering around inside your stomach.

4.

The Guy You Date: He’s a mystery. You like that he is a puzzle for you to solve, and you try to be enigmatic around him as well to keep him interested. You’re afraid that eventually, you may grow bored of each other.

The Guy You Marry: You know him like the back of your hand. You let down your guard around him because you feel comfortable with revealing all your secrets to him. Although there are times when you are bored out of your minds together, you are still happy just to be in each other’s company.

5.

The Guy You Date: The guy you have fun with; the guy you are with because you have feelings for him.

The Guy You Marry: The guy you have fun with, but also cry with, laugh with, fight with, love with, and will be with for the rest of your life. You have feelings for him, but you are not with him solely because of your emotions. You are with him because you will love him apart from how tired, depressed, or angry you feel. He understands that loving you denotes sacrificing his time, energy, and other aspirations, and is still more than willing to make the commitment. He loves you not with a selfish or envious love, but with a patient, enduring, humble, faithful and selfless one.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. It does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “

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G.k. Chesterton on the reality of a vow from The Superstition Of Divorce

G.k. Chesterton on the reality of a vow from The Superstition Of Divorce

"If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart."

TheDailyPositive.com (via thedailypozitive)

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"You see what kills your body but you don’t see what kills your soul."

Lacey Sturm (via laceysturmquotes)

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by-grace-of-god:

hislittleflower-throughconcrete:

Crystalina Evert being real and loving and awesome. To people who ask me what I think about teaching chastity in schools, this is what it looks like.

Thought this was heartbreakingly beautiful. Then again, the Truth always is.

In reference to someone’s comment earlier today, THIS would make a great resource for the upcoming bestseller “50 SHADES OF CHASTITY”.

"Can I say something to young ladies here? I’m trying to pick my words carefully here. Your husband, whoever he is, single ladies, will have an unbelievable amount of influence over your sons and daughters in regards to spiritual things. If you want your children to love Jesus deeply, hold out for a man that is Godly. And let me tell you this: I am well aware that Godly men are rare. Lots of neat Christian boys, not a lot of Godly men. And we’re working our tails off for you to try to develop some into that. But don’t settle, because it’s better that you be lonely now than you be married and lonely later. Are you tracking with me? It is better that you be lonely now than for you to get married to a man that will teach your kids everything but the way of Jesus."

Matt Chandler (via amandaandinteriors)

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definitionofbrotherhood:

hxccatholic:

when people actually want to watch 50 shades of grey

let alone read those books

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Y’all need Jesus!

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jmarietee:

lilith-not-eve:

Marrying young is not the end of my freedom. It means I want to travel and see the world, but with her by my side. It means I still like drinking in bars and dancing in clubs, but stumbling home with her at 2am and eating pizza in our underwear. It means I know that I want to kiss those lips every morning, and every night before bed. If you see marriage as the end of your ‘freedom’, you’re doing it wrong.

Well this was just beautiful

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