People these days just don’t get married anymore. And even when they do, there are a lot of them that end in divorce. One recent study says the reason is simple: Pornography.
The study was conducted by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) out of Germany. Their study looked at young men ages 18-35 and how the availability of porn on the internet impacted the marriage rate.
It’s so easy to access pornography on the internet. Think about it. Almost everywhere you turn, someone has their eyes on a screen of some sort. It could be a phone, tablet, computer, or TV. Each one of those has easy access to porn.
So what is the real effect of porn on marriage?
Well, we already know that a large number of marriages end in divorce because one spouse found the other addicted to porn. That’s no secret. However, this study asked about the impact porn has on actually getting married.
Their study concluded that it does have a negative impact. The reason being is sexual gratification.
The urge for immediate gratification is in large part the problem with society. It’s become the mindset of liberals. ‘I want it right here, right now!’ Or, ‘If it feels good, do it!’
“Traditionally, one of the reasons to enter into a marriage was sexual gratification. But as options for sexual gratification outside of marriage have grown, the need for a marriage to serve this function is diminishing. The NIH reports that the fraction of 20 year-olds who have engaged in premarital sex grew by about 50% between the late 1950s and the late 1990s. Besides premarital sex, another option is consumption of pornography, which has become widely more accessible since the proliferation of the Internet.”
Still, the question remains: Is porn the reason people don’t get married?