13 October 2003
A clock that always says 12:30
David Marcus of the San Jose Marital and Sexuality Centre has done the math:
Our research has shown that if you spend more than eleven hours a week looking at Internet pornography, then it is starting to become problematic.
This does not mean that 10:55 is okay and 11:05 is dangerous; what it does mean is that there is such a thing as a slippery slope, and porn serves as, shall we say, a lubricant for same.
A quote that jumped out at me:
Dr. Ursula Ofman, a Manhattan-based sex therapist, says that she's seen many young men coming in to chat about I-porn-related issues. "It's so accessible, and now, with things like streaming video and Webcams, guys are getting sucked into a compulsive behavior."
And they probably liked it better than not being sucked at all at least, at first.
(Muchas gracias: Susanna Cornett, who cheerfully wields the Fiskars on the article in question.)