How To Kill The Porn Industry In One Step

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By Josh Gilman

How do you stop something pervasive? Can a society change in one generation?

I ask because when we talk about fighting pornography, we are talking about something that is everywhere. The amount of people who have  never seen pornography is negligible – men and women who are addicted to its consumption make up the majority of our population. There are probably some people who believe that we will eradicate cancer long before the plague of pornography.

But think about this. You don’t have to go back very far to find an example of something that was a staple of society but has now completely disappeared. Case in point? The VCR!VCR-03

Do you remember the VCR? Every home had one. It was the only way to watch movies at home. As a child, few presents were as exciting as getting a movie you really wanted on VHS. You would swap Video Cassettes with friends. Every year my family would record home movies, copy them onto VHS, and mail them across the country to our relatives. Think about this. Virtually every home in North American had a VCR. Every neighbourhood had at least one video rental store.

In the summer of 1996, my Dad and I were riding the ferry between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, and he bought me a Popular Science magazine. I pored over all the articles with the curiosity of a 10 year old boy and one popped out to me. It was about a new technology being released the following year: Digital Video Discs. They could hold up to 7 hours of video. To a ten year old boy this was a wonder beyond wonder. 7 hours of video is endless. I excitedly showed the article to my Dad and we chatted about this incredible new technology that would obviously be just for Rich People. To us, owning this newfangled DVD was just as out of reach as my current dream to own the new Tesla X.

It was nearly 20 years ago, but I distinctly remember the end of the article. Some industry expert was explaining how nobody should worry that we were seeing the end of the VHS, because of blablabla (It doesn’t matter what he said. He was more wrong than anyone has ever been!)

So what happened? In a mere 20 years, we haven’t just seen the VHS die and become a relic of a distant past. We’ve seen DVDs just about die out as well. I have few friends who even own a DVD player! Computers have made the need obsolete, and Netflix has nearly killed the idea of needing a video collection at all.

But let’s just look at one question. Why do they not make VCRs anymore? Because there is no money to make them – there is no demand. If you took a million dollars, and made a bunch of excellent VCRs, nobody would buy them. Zero Demand.

This is where pornography comes in. Pornography is all about demand. It’s an incredibly lucrative business. And not just the paid sites and DVDs – every time, every single time you click on a porn video, an advertising company that has purchased ads on the free porn site you’re on sends money to the porn companies. And then they can create more porn. So that you can click on it, so that they can get more money to make more porn.

This means we have a very simple way to kill the porn industry. Kill the demand. No more clicks. When we help people understand what pornography does to them, their loved ones, and their community, we help them not click. Every time they don’t click, that means less money to make porn. Which means less porn made, which means less porn for people to access, which means less clicks.

Yes, the journey to freedom is a hard one. Yes, we have a ways to go. But the formula to see something as ubiquitous as porn become obsolete is simple. Kill the demand.

How YOU can help kill the demand.

  1. Share this article.
  2. Get a filter so nobody in your home clicks even by accident.
  3. Support Strength To Fight as they help people to stop clicking,
  4. Join the Skate-To-Fight!

3 Comments on “How To Kill The Porn Industry In One Step”

  1. Yes, that can help, stopping the demand; however, at the heart of this addiction and twisting of the good gift of sex God gave us is a worship of self, and fed by secrecy and shame. The chemical dependency in the brain of the dopamine released upon use is more potent than an addiction to heroin. In the end it comes down to the individual desiring to stop, with a sorrowful repentance toward God, and depending on Christ’s saving grace and power in the context of accountability, and the renewing of one’s mind with Scripture to heal. Your ministry is important, keep it up! (Wife of an amazing husband healing from this.)

  2. I’ve been talking with a few guys about how to suffocate and kill their craving for porn and I keep coming back to this quote from Thomas Chalmers from his sermon The Expulsive Power of a New Affection:

    “It is seldom that any of our bad habits disappear by natural extinction. It is seldom done through reasoning or by determination. But what cannot be destroyed can be dispossessed – one taste may give way to another. For a reigning affection to lose its power it must be replaced by the expulsive power of a new affection (desire).
    It is through faith in Jesus Christ, as the Spirit of adoption is freshly poured into us – it is then that the heart, brought under the mastery of one great and predominant affection, is delivered from the tyranny of is former desires. It is the only way in which deliverance is possible.”

    O that the love for Christ would displace the love of lust and flesh on the thrones of our lives!

  3. Your argument is flawed. But I don’t mean to berate you, I think you’re onto something. Please allow me some feedback so you can improve it.

    Your argument is roughly summarized like this: “People stopped buying VCR, and VCR stopped being produced. Therefore if people stopped buying porn, porn will stop being produced.” Then you follow with an history of how the VCR died as DVD came out. And there’s the flaw

    First, VCR and DVD are the essentially the same thing, i.e a machine to play video on a physical support.

    Why did demand for the VCR stop? Because the DVD, which was better overall, was released. And people bought it because it was better at doing its purpose, playing video on physical support. So, demand for VCR stopped, but demand for DVD increased accordingly. And now demand for DVD is decreasing, as demand for streaming services increase.

    Demand for a product changed for demand for an improved version of the product. If the DVD hadn’t come out to replace the VCR, people would keep buying VCR.

    So you need something to replace porn. Or you won’t kill demand.

    Demand for a product will naturally evolve into demand for a better product that serves the same purpose. (Except with fads, but porn isn’t a fad).

    Think about it.

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