“Obesity” from Smut

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I bring to your attention an important article by Mary Eberstadt in the new issue of First Things, describing “sexual obesity” and the terrible impact of obscenity and pornography on our society and on families and children. Here’s an excerpt:

… [W]hile we’re on the subject of bad habits that can turn unwitting kids into unhappy adults, how about that other epidemic out there that is far more likely to make their future lives miserable than carrying those extra pounds ever will? That would be the emerging social phenomenon of what can appropriately be called “sexual obesity”: the widespread gorging on pornographic imagery that is also deleterious and unhealthy, though far less remarked on than that other epidemic—and nowhere near an object of universal public concern.

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