Porn: In your home and available 24-7
By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register
The speaker started out with a warning: “Today we’re going to get into some really dark stuff.”
She wasn’t kidding. Mary Anne Layden, PhD, one of two keynote presenters at the annual Stewardship Conference at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Aug. 24, gave a no-holds-barred talk on the prevalence of pornography and its ease of availability to anyone of any age.
“Pornography used to be found in a shady store on a corner somewhere,” she said. “Now porn is mostly on the internet. It’s free and available 24-7.”
Dr. Layden is a psychotherapist and Director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She termed pornography as the new “crack cocaine”. Like any addiction, pornography can create in an addict a desire to find more, and more sexually diverse, activities to meet his growing appetite (While women view porn, it’s far more prevalent among men.).