What Do You Think About P*rnography In Nigeria?   Leave a comment

A legal practitioner from Lagos, Mr Clement Udegbe, wrote an article about p0rñographyand its influence on Nigerians. He fears that Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Kaduna could become the hot centres of p*rnography in Nigeria.

The author acknowledges that porñography can be found on the streets, magazines, advertisements, movies, televisions, video games, smart phones, mobile devices, and on-line photo sharing services, in living rooms, hotels, and cyber cafes. But at the same time, religion pulpits avoid it for fear of offending membership, and the world is awash with it.

He stated that pornography is sensitive, acknowledged by all, but denied by most while it continues to kill. And he asks a question, “Shall we accept that it is a harmless habit?”

He provides some statistics:

.commercialized porñography accounts for a nearly $100 billion worldwide industry for the production of various media and associated products and services;
    .this industry employs thousands of performers along with support and production staff;
    .over 30,000 persons view pornographic websites every second;
    .internet users send over 1.7 million pornographic mails every minute;
    .nearly two hard-core pornographic videos are released in the USA alone every hour;
    .over two million pornographic movies are rented there every day;
    .nine out of 10 young men, and three out of 10 young women view pornography there too

He pities that there “no records about porñography in Nigeria yet,” but he is sure that “going by way we follow the American life style, our figures may be close to those of the USA.”

He imagines that Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Kaduna could become the hot centres of porñography in Nigeria. “Some say there are ñude night clubs or centres now in Owerri too,” he wrote.

He provides information about negative effects of pornography:

.potential influences on rape, domestic violence, sexual dysfunction, difficulties with sexual relationships, and child sexual abuse;
    .viewing extreme pornographic images may impact sexual response, in some cases leading to erectile dysfunction;
    .viewers may also become addicted to porñography;
    .viewing of pornographic material may increase rates of sexual crimes;
    .liberalisation of porn in society may be associated with increased rape and sexual violence rates;
    .some highly addictive viewers of porn may start use drugs, especially cocaine;
    .most of the young ones who are hooked to internet porñography become secretive and deceitful, and not surprisingly, many of them suffer from feelings of isolation, shame, anxiety, depression, and anger.

Moreover, it also damages marriages and families by undermining marital trust, intimacy and love. It also promotes selfishness, emotional aloofness and dissatisfaction with one’s mate, thereby fuelling unhealthy fantasies and cravings which tempt users to force objectionable sex practices on their mates. Pornography promotes emotional and physical infidelity, causing mates to deal treacherously which devastate marriages, leading to separation, and divorce, which in turn harm the children of the marriage.

Pornography can harm children more directly. Studies also show that adolescents in pornography become sexually active at young ages, promiscuous, sexually violent, and emotionally, and psychologically unstable. Porn0graphy poisons loving relationship and ultimately brings heart ache and pain. It is the devil’s food for the perishing soul, and demon possession becomes easy, targeting the joy and peace of an otherwise good person. Pornography has been convincingly linked to hordes of demon possession and activities. Help can best come from spiritual deliverance and good counseling by experts.

Child pornography is illegal in almost all countries, and some countries have restrictions on p0rñography depicting violence such as rape, rape porn0graphy or pornography depicting sex of a human with an animal, or both, called zoophile.

The legal position on these in Nigeria is not clear yet, while promoters of porn0graphy continue to erode the future of our adolescents, with their questionable and nefarious trade.

Nigerian school children who received laptops recently from a U.S. aid organisation have been reported to have used them to explore pornographic sites on the Internet. Also efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have gone awry, as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials. Our law makers must come now to the rescue of our teeming adolescents through restrictive laws on all forms of porñography.

Posted March 1, 2014 by SIRNEYO in e-news

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