Seriously Utah, Porn is a ‘Public Health Crisis’? (Watch)

Utah, porn

*Let’s hope some of the personal statements I make in this article won’t send me straight to hell. But to hold such thoughts in would cause me to spontaineously combust. And I don’t want to do that. Utah…for cliche’s sake, let’s pretend you’re “Houston” because we’ve (obviously) got a problem. If porn has become so rampant in your state that you have to declare it as a ‘public health crisis’ — perhaps you need to examine exactly why your people are apparently er…utilizing it in abundance.

I mean, you ARE the first state to make such a claim. And porn has been around for a long, long time.

Personally, I feel if it is such an issue in your state, it may be because of the rules and regulations you place on people in the name of religion. I’m no expert in this, but as a state where being a Mormon is the most recognized religion; is there some rule that says you can’t have sex unless you’re married? And even if you’re married, you can’t even say, fantasize?

That’s a question. I really don’t know the answer. And yes, I can look it up, but you know how the media can lie.

Truthfully, the only thing I know about Utah IS the recognized religion of Mormon, and that The Osmond family came from there.

Oh, and that Marie Osmond has something like eight kids. But she was married, right?

Anyway, back to the issue at hand.

Porn as a PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.

I’m sorry. I’m no fan of porn but, that declaration seems a bit extreme, even to me.

Young man is sitting in bed and watching pornography on laptop

You guys look so happy in the picture shown directly below the headline. And boy oh boy, do I have words about the way that woman is looking at Governor Gary Herbert, but I’m no fool. I’m going to keep those thoughts to myself.

After all, it may be innocent enough, seeing as it was you, Governor, who signed the resolution on Tuesday after the Utah Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed it.

Perhaps that look is just pure joy. Or perhaps she really believes that since this has now been “labeled” her husband will stop subscribing to those awful magazines and channels.

Yet as is the case with everything, there are pros and cons.

Gail Dines, a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston, has a pro.  She thinks the most promising thing about the Utah resolution is that “they’re redefining pornography not as a moral issue, but as a harms-based issue.”

Groups on both sides of the pornography debate question the other side’s scientific data. But Dr. Dines is one of those who claims that the bulk of 40 years of peer-reviewed research says it’s damaging.

“Given what’s happening with pornography, given that it’s now the major form of sex ed, given that hardcore pornography is now mainstream porn, then there has to be a public-health approach,” she says. “The beauty of a public-health approach is that it causes a paradigm shift.” 

But wait! The LGBT community has weighed in as well, with a more con-based perspective.

Anyway you spin it, Utah, this one should keep tongues a-waggin’ for a while. Oops! I hope you won’t take that …sexually.

Here’s the video!

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