- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Ignatius Press (March 15, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 162164006X
- ISBN-13: 978-1621640066
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 73 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography Paperback – March 15, 2017
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"The Porn Myth can help you to separate the myths from the facts about porn and to reclaim real love. It counters the falsehoods that have helped to spread porn addiction and sexual dysfunction, and inspires us to take action against them." --Clay Olsen, CEO and Cofounder, Fight the New Drug
"Matt Fradd does a great job of debunking the myth that porn is harmless and even healthy. For winning a debate or more importantly, a heart over the problem of porn, this book is indispensable." -- Jason Evert, Author, Pure Manhood
"The Porn Myth is an important book that brings clarity to one of the most important issues of our time." --Jennifer Fulwiler, Radio Host, The Jennifer Fulwiler Show
About the Author
Matt Fradd is the founder and executive director of The Porn Effect, a website dedicated to exposing the reality behind the fantasy of porn and offering help. He speaks to about 50,000 people every year on the harmful effects of pornography and how to free from it. He is the author of several books, including Delivered: True Stories of Men and Women Who Turned From Porn to Purity.
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This is a struggle too many young adults deal with today. Younger and younger our children are being introduced to, or discovering, the distorted sexuality being pushed by those only interested in making the buck. Have an Ipad? Does your child’s best friend at school have a smart phone? Behold the dangers of technology. This book presents the issues and also provides solutions. As a parent I was particularly interested in protecting my children from the problems porn forces us to face, and after sifting through the book I have been given a solid foundation that I believe will help me foster a healthy and realistic understanding of human sexuality.
I have a close friend whose kids are in high school and college. His stories have emboldened me to seek out all of the help I can get; things like bestiality, sexual abuse/violence, and incest were mentioned. What should I do as a parent to save my child from this? In today’s world we are limited on this sort of support. Doctors are still catching up to the issue. How can I protect my children from a culture that loses itself to the way society objectifies both sex and our sexuality? This book is a solid starting point. I feel more confident and prepared to raise my children in a world saturated by sex.
To me personally, who am a prospective mental health professional and regularly exposed to psychological research, this "mini-library" will be tremendous help for working with future clients - educating, exposing the myths, providing help and resources and to restore relationship damaged by pornography (To mention just one example: "The U-Turn on the Porn-Superhighway" based on the activation sequence by Dr. Kevin Skinner). The amount of literature found in this book in order to convince people is amazing - and a constant resource in my pocket when engaging in dialogue with other trained mental health professionals and scientists who "operate" on that level of the science world.
Even though there is a lot to say about the moral aspects of why pornography is objectionable, which are often dismissed by many as "religious badgering", the book is entirely free of religion in any of its arguments. It provides a rich example that there is a case to be made about pornography completely separate from (I would prefer to say: in addition to) faith. Fradd does an amazing job walking the fine line of dealing with a topic that inherently touches on the essence of what it means to be human (i.e. faith), and yet not making this book one that uses or imposes his faith perspectives.
After reading this book, I would be astonished anyone not being convinced of the harm porn is doing to people on both ends of the industry - producer or consumer. Very highly recommended to both anyone affected by and interested in the effects of pornography as well as professionals dealing with this topic in a clinical setting.