The Kansas House has advanced a resolution condemning pornography – warning that it treats women as objects, lowers the desire to marry and can lead to erectile dysfunction. The chamber advanced the resolution Wednesday on a voice vote. The yes votes were much louder than the no votes. It has no binding legal effect.
The resolution calls pornography a public health hazard that leads to a broad spectrum of individual and public health effects and societal harms. Pornography, it says, perpetuates a sexually toxic environment. “When a person consumes pornography, it’s like consuming cocaine, or opioids. It has a detrimental effect. It messes up the wiring in our brains, it changes the way we function,” Rep. Chuck Weber, R-Wichita, said.
The resolution cites a 2016 study by the Christian research firm Barna Group that found that 27 percent of people age 25 to 30 first viewed porn before puberty. The resolution also says porn use is linked to a lessened desire in young men and women to marry and has contributed to a rise of erectile dysfunction in young men. Overcoming pornography’s harms is extremely difficult for the afflicted individual to address alone, it reads. – The Kansas City Star
According to recent studies by porn sites Kansas clocked in at the middle of the pack. Kansans watch for an average of 10 minutes and 54 seconds, which is just a little longer than the national average of 10 minutes and 51 seconds. Kansans search mostly for creampie, MILF and college pornography.