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LETTER: Pornography destroys marriages, relationships


I would like very much to object to the article “Why worry about a fantasy? It’s not reality.” To state “pornography is not a threat to a relationship and should not be treated as such,” underestimates a power that time and time again has proven in our society that it will destroy marriages and relationships.

Why would a serious life partner not be concerned about porn use? Sexual intimacy is intended to be the ultimate expression of personal unification between two committed people. When it is reduced to “getting down with yourself,” and the like you have lost the beauty that it was created for.

I choose not controlled by my sexual nature and fantasy life. Contrary to Hoffman’s suggestion, there is no “conversation to be had” about pornography. If you consider yourself mature about relationships and you use pornography, you are mistaken. Those who use pornography show no respect for women, the dignity of sexual intimacy or themselves.

Joe Vercellino

Midland senior

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