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The state of Utah has declared pornography a public health crisis.

As reported by National Public Radio, the non-binding resolution passed by the legislature and signed by the governor attribute to pornography

  • pronographyLow self-esteem and body image in adolescents, who, according to the resolution, are exposed to porn at an average age of 11-12
  • The hypersexualization of teens “and even prepubescent children”
  • The normalization of violence, abuse and rape
  • An increase in the demand for sex trafficking, prostitution and child pornography
  • The objectification of women, which “teaches girls they are to be used and teaches boys to be users”
  • Impacts on brain development and functioning, including “deviant sexual arousal” and difficulty forming relationships

The resolution also states that pornography may be “biologically addictive,” although The Curmudgeon assumes the folks who wrote it were referring to the practice of viewing pornography and not to pornography itself.

So now you know, because if the Utah state legislature decides that pornography is a public health hazard – and remember, this is a state where the predominant religion does not disapprove of a man having more than one wife – then it has to be true, right?

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