Russell Brand’s Opinion On Porn Is Surprising — Yet Makes 100% Perfect Sense [Video]

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Since the advent of the internet, porn consumption has increased substantially around the world. In India, for example, consumption has skyrocketed by a whopping 75 percent. As actor and musician Russell Brand points out in the video below for his YouTube channel Trew News, the repercussions of frequently masturbating to porn are oftentimes less than positive.

Brand begins the video by bemoaning the popularity of “soft-core porn,” such as Fifty Shades of Grey. He notes how the pervasiveness of sexuality as a “thing” rather than a powerful “experience” has changed the way humans relate to one another — in pretty much every society. “Our attitudes towards sex have become warped and perverted,” Brand rants, “and have deviated from its true function as an expression of love and a means for procreation. Because our acculturation—the way we’ve designed it and expressed it—has become really, really, confused.”

He adds, “I heard a quote from a priest that said ‘pornography isn’t a problem because it shows too much, it’s a problem because it shows too little.” Brand quickly clarified that the “priest” wasn’t intending to say that porn should feature more “filthy shots,” but shouldn’t reduce “the spectacle of sex to a kind of extracted physical act.”

The activist proceeds to share a number of startling and overwhelming statistics about the topic at hand (pun intended). While reflecting on the days when he indulged in porn, Brand confesses: “I think my own past with pornography is the hub of my inner conflict and doubt. I know pornography is wrong, and that I shouldn’t be looking at it, and that lots of people who are working in it are doing so for the wrong reasons—desperation, self-doubts – I’m sure there’s loads of people that work in porn that go, ‘Hey I love it! – but there’s a general feeling, isn’t there, in your core if you look at pornography that this isn’t what’s the best thing for me to do, this isn’t the best use of my time. I don’t put that laptop lid down and think, There! What a productive piece of time spent, connecting with the world!”

Brand’s honesty is what repeatedly draws viewers to his videos. Though the actor’s messages are oftentimes ranted at the video camera, it cannot be denied that he frequently shares nuggets of wisdom via his independent media channel.

As LifeSiteNews relays, Brand goes on to say that the impact of porn is quite evident to those willing to take an honest look. “I feel like if I had total dominion over myself I would never look at pornography again. I would kick it out of my life…Me, porn is not something I like, it’s not something I’ve been able to make a long-term commitment to not looking at, and it’s affecting my ability to relate to women, to relate to myself, to my own sexuality, to my own spirituality,” said Brand.

The activist continues speaking about the evident effects of viewing porn too frequently in what we are deeming a must-watch video. View the episode of Trew News below:

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