"I've always had self-esteem problems and confidence issues... but this has just taken it out of me. I don't think I can have sex with him without thinking of how many porn starlets he's gotten off to... or if he's thinking of them while having sex with me."
Verbal, physical, sexual abuse is in the news on a nightly basis, and the latest is showcased in high definition for all to see: Stanford Rapist Brock Turner. The judge let him off with a VERY lenient sentence. Brock's father wrote a disgusting letter in a feeble attempt to make excuses for his son despicable, deplorable behavior—showcasing how rape culture in the U.S. is completely enmeshed in college athletics. And social media is up-in-arms at the injustice.
Pornography a polarizing topic. Is it a good thing or a bad thing, and does it help or hinder a healthy sex life? The truth is pornography can be good for some people and relationships. If a couple is going through a challenging time with physical connection (emotionally or medically), they might be prescribed pornography as a way of rejuvenating their sex lives. The real issue is that some people—men in particular—think that what they see in porn is what women want.