Slutever: The Mormon War on Porn
Utah has started a war against pornography. In 2016, Utah became the first State to officially declare porn a public health crisis, claiming porn has “detrimental” effect on brain function, contributes to “emotional and medical illnesses,” and gives rise to “deviant sexual arousal.” But with the science being murky at best, is this just Mormon morality infiltrating Utah legislation?
Porn is obviously a polarizing topic. The LDS Church (“Mormons”) perpetuate the belief that porn addiction is a “plague like we have never seen,” however, the psychiatric community does not even recognize porn as a clinical diagnosis. So, is porn actually contaminating our brains, or is this symbolic porn ban just a way of shaming Utah residents for their sexual desires? Having sprung out of this repression, the pornography site MormonGirlz.com, founded by a lapsed mormon, directly plays on LDS inspired sexual oppression for the sake of titillation – illustrating the ultimate backlash against suppressed sexual desires.
In this episode of Slutever, Karley travels to Utah to investigate the state’s complicated, illicit and shamefully sexy world of porn. Karley speaks to members of Mormon church and other porn-haters at Utah’s annual anti-porn convention, and spends some quality time with erotically-liberated resistance.
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