Is Porn Losing Popularity in Hollywood?

Friday, February 14, 2014, 11:24 AM

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Scarlet Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt recently starred in the film, Don Jon. Despite the theme being a popular one, it portrays a subtle opinion that opposes mainstream Hollywood opinions: pornography will hurt you.

Amidst the highly sexualized films being produced by Hollywood, Don Jon stands out being the first of its kind.  The main actor (Don Jon) is played by Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, a twenty-something young man struggling to balance his secret addiction to pornography and his “real” love life. His contradicting lifestyle illustrates the same issue that many men (and women) face today. This on-screen acknowledgement indicates that society is beginning to notice that pornography is taking a toll.

United Kingdom’s Telegraph, wrote an article highlighting the issues raised by the film’s release. However the most controversial was that porn habits leave men unable to relate to and engage with real women. Director and actor, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt commented, “[Pornography is] a disconnection from what’s really in front of you. Rather than engaging with a unique individual and listening to what the other has to say, right at this moment, we put people in boxes with labels. We objectify each other.”

One of the (many) problems with pornography is that it changes and alters the way a brain performs when in a relationship. Traditionally, the pleasure centers of the brain were activated and strengthened when in a relationship- solidifying the relationship. However, when a person views porn, endorphins are immediately released and activate the pleasure centers, removing any need for human relations.

Over time, the brain slowly rewires and regards relationships as nothing more than an opportunity to satisfy desires and pleasure. Men and women suffer differently, yet equally from this habit. Pornography is mostly unrealistic and often times, violent. With these false views and expectations, men struggle with relating to women while women have a difficult time understanding what men expect from them.

Relationships aren’t the only ones affected by this; productivity in the workplace has taken a hit as well. 29 percent of US adults have used their work computers to access porn. The more pornography becomes and addiction, the more time is wasted at work.

It’s important to not only protect ourselves, but also your business. ContentWatch offers administrative controls and reports. Reports include logs of instant messaging and email, sites visited and more. In addition to receiving reports, administrators have the control to monitor and/or block employee’s access to certain areas of the internet.

Visit http://www.contentwatch.com/ for more information.

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