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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 14, 2018   

Ted Bundy: 'Like an addiction, you keep craving something harder'

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Experts are calling pornography the new crack cocaine as new evidence surfaces proving its ability to rapidly form an addiction.

Doctor Peter Kleponis, a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of professional experience, recently told Church Militant that pornography forms addictions much like other drugs. He said viewing porn causes the body to release a series of chemicals and overtime more stimulus is needed to produce the same effects.

As with any type of addiction, after a while a tolerance develops. A little isn't enough. You need more of the drug to get the same effect. So what happens is a person spends more time viewing pornography. ... And the type of pornography also becomes more extreme. So, after a while that soft porn just doesn't do it anymore. So you go to more hardcore and more deviant forms of pornography.

In 2011, experts testified before the Senate Commerce Committee to the addicting capacity of porn, calling it the "new crack cocaine" and naming it the "most concerning thing to psychological health ... existing today." Subcommittee chairman Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) called the hearing the "most disturbing" one he'd ever attended in the Senate.

In his final interview before being executed serial killer, Ted Bundy, emphasized that it was pornography that destroyed him. During the 1989 interview he declared, "I was essentially a normal person, I had good friends, I led a normal life except for this one small but very potent, very destructive segment of it that I kept very secret and very close to myself and I didn’t let anybody know about it."

He added, "[L]ike an addiction, you keep craving something harder, which gives you a greater sense of excitement, until you reach a point where the pornography only goes so far."

Watch the panel discuss the addicting new drug enslaving souls in The Download—Porn Crisis.

 

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