Russell Brand: Porn is Bad

Yeah, we were confused too.

Devin Foley | October 30, 2015

Yeah, we were confused too.
Russell Brand: Porn is Bad

According to Russell Brand, porn today must be “dizzying and exciting but corrupting in a way that we can’t even think about” for a young man. We’re a bit shocked that such a statement would come from the actor given some of his acting roles.

Brand goes on to say why he doesn’t think it’s good for him:

Voyeurism: "An obsession of looking at women rather than interacting with them.”

Objectification: “Guilty of that all the time … Come on! See everybody as equal human beings! But once that biological drive to procreate is connected with a culture of objectification that’s a very hard equation to break.”

The Need to Validate Masculinity through Beautiful Women: “This is something that I’ve suffered from terribly. Trophies and the idea that beautiful women are collectibles … fear of true intimacy, inability to relate to women in an honest and intimate way despite deep loneliness.”

He even admits, “Pornography is … affecting my ability to relate to women, to relate myself, to my own sexuality, my own spirituality.”

Mind-blowingly, Brand even speaks of the link between procreation and sensual love between consenting adults and attacks the corrupting influence of porn directly:

“If you’re constantly bombarded by great waves of filth it’s really difficult to remain connected to truth.”

Here’s the whole video:

 

 

So what do you think, is porn corrupting the young men in ways we can’t even begin to measure?