Porn for Women?

My wife and I were talking about porn the other day. We were convinced that “doing porn” is a sin. However, when I asked my wife why porn is a sin. She got silent and had to think about it for a second. So now I ask you. Why is “doing porn” a sin? I know most Christians will say the Bible says porn is a sin. Really? That’s news to me. I can’t think of a single passage in the Bible that says “Don’t look at porn because it’s a sin”.  Most will immediately turn to Matthew 5:28 and tell me that the this is where the Bible condemns porn. Does it really? Let’s have a look.

“Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” This is a good verse, but I want you to step back for a bit and follow my thinking for a bit. This verse doesn’t “clearly condemn” pornography. In fact, this verse says nothing about porn. What is condemned here is looking at someone with lust. This verse teaches that if you look at someone with lust, then you have committed adultery in your heart. That is what is condemned here. However we extend this verse (and I believe we are right to do so) to apply to porn. Our logic runs something like this. Porn causes the viewer to lust after the woman/man portrayed, therefore, pornography causes a person to commit adultery in his/her heart and that is a sin. It is important that we go through this process and think this through.

So now we’ve come to the reason; Porn is sinful because it causes the viewer to lust after the people portrayed. Now I want to draw this out further. Now I’m sure most of us imagine a guy looking at porn when we hear of pornography so let’s change the scenario. Let’s imagine a teenage girl reading a saucy romance novel. While reading this novel, this teenage girl begins to lust after the male character who is described to be ruggedly-handsome, extremely fit, charming, seductive and full of mystery. Has this girl sinned? If we want to be consistent, we have to apply what we did with porn. This romance novel is causing this girl to lust; therefore, it is sinful for this girl to be reading this novel. However, I’m wondering how many people reading this are hesitant to say this.

In fact, I want to ask this question. Is there a real difference between a guy who uses pornography to fuel his lust and a girl who uses romance novels to fuel hers? I don’t see any real difference. What about the fact that porn depicts real people and romance novels do not? Well, what about it? I knew guys in high school who only looked at animated porn. By that logic, there is nothing wrong with guys looking at animated porn. How about the fact that porn paints an unrealistic picture of women? So? Romance novels do the same thing for women; they paint very unrealistic pictures of men. But porn can be addictive? Romance novels can be addictive as well, what’s your point?

It seems to me that there really isn’t a real difference between a guy who looks at porn and a girl who reads romance novels. If anyone reading can think of a legitimate difference between the two, go ahead and comment below because I am really curious to hear what that difference is. Now if there is a legitimate difference, then this next question doesn’t apply. But if there is no legitimate distinction between the two then why is the guy looked upon as a pervert and in need of serious counseling but the girl is looked at as just dreaming of her prince charming? Is it fair? Especially if there is no legitimate difference between the two. Think about it and tell me what you think?

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About Prince LaQroix

I am but one voice among many crying out in the wilderness of stupidity and idiocy. View all posts by Prince LaQroix

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