Porn declared and termed as ‘public health crisis’

Governor of the US state of Utah, has signed a resolution that declares pornography a “public health crisis” and says it “perpetuates a sexually toxic environment,” media reported.

He signed two measures aimed at the need for education and prevention against porn because it is “leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms”.

The resolution cited “detrimental effects” on porn watchers including biological addiction, changes in brain development, emotional illnesses and difficulty maintaining relationships, the report added.

Pornography is termed as toxic and addictive as methamphetamine — popularly known as Meth drug. The resolution noted that pornography is creating a sexually toxic environment, helping in hyper-sexualisation of teens, low self-esteem, normalized violence toward women and is responsible for increased demand for sex trafficking and prostitution.

“I believe pornography will follow the trend of the tobacco industry in public perception,” Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Centre on Sexual Exploitation, was quoted as saying.

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