I was recently reading the first section of the new book “Pornland: How Porn has Highjacked Our Sexuality“and ran across this tagline the author found on a pornography site. It said, “Don’t Come Here Looking for Love.”
Now, that’s probably the only honest thing one would find on a porn site.
Love is about mutual respect. It’s about fidelity. It’s about sacrifice. It’s about giving (not taking). They’re right…. there is no love in pornography. As a matter of fact, pornography is the opposite of love. It’s about exploitation. It exploits and uses those who make it. It exploits and robs those who view it. And, sadly, it traumatizes the romantic partners of those who view it.
I wish that tagline would say a little more. Perhaps there could be a warning label like on a cigarette package. As a matter of fact, Wendy Maltz has already written such a warning label. You can download it here: Hazards of Porn – Wendy Maltz