The American Senate Commerce Committee's Science, Technology and Space Subcommittee is hearing testimony about how Internet porn is the New Crack, Wired reports. Some of the most intelligent minds in the U.S. –- thinking men like Jeffrey "Cracking the Bible Code" Satinover, who bills himself as a psychiatrist and advisor to the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality –- are testifying to the addictive nature of porn:
"Pornography really does, unlike other addictions, biologically cause direct release of the most perfect addictive substance," Satinover said. "That is, it causes masturbation, which causes release of the naturally occurring opioids. It does what heroin can't do, in effect."The unfortunately-named Republican Senator from Kansas, Sam Brownback, expressed astonishment at what he was hearing and said it was the most disturbing subcommittee he’d ever chaired. He also said that, back in his day, masturbating to pornography was a lot tougher than it is for kids today: “[S]ome guy would sneak a magazine in somewhere and show some of us, but you had to find him at the right time.”
I saw Kinsey this weekend and thought, "Boy, how far we've come..." I guess not so far after all.