According to Porn-Free.org, an anti-porn conservative Christian Web site, sex is “so powerful” that it can only be done safely in a loving marriage. Otherwise, it becomes “unstable” and brings about addiction, “spiritual confusion,” perversion, destruction of families “and a host of other possible side effects.”
Every day, millions of people are becoming addicted to pornography, which “profoundly” damages people, according to the site. The use of pornography, especially with masturbation, becomes a way to worship sex. This leads to a host of side effects, some of which are listed as: homosexuality, masturbation, increased tendency toward sexual crime, uncontrolled thoughts, sexual dissatisfaction and promiscuity, among others.
According to the Web site, masturbation is addictive and destroys one’s marital sex life because “it’s all about satisfying our own selfish desires.”
Critics of the sex addiction concept have argued that it turns normal behavior into pathology. This begs the question: What is normal? The following statistics from The Kinsey Institute Web site may help provide a partial answer.
Cooper et al found in 1999 that only 8 percent of people using the Internet "for sexual reasons" reported problems associated with compulsive disorders. They also found that males make up two thirds of visitors to sexually explicit Internet sites but that 49% of women have downloaded sexual material.
Researchers have found that only 35 percent of men (Laumann et al, 1994) or 5 percent of men and also 11 percent of women (Janus & Janus, 1993) have never masturbated.