In the Cape Argus of March 3, Errol Naidoo (the director of the Christian-based Family Policy Institute) claims that pornography is harmful, and that the proposed Multichoice “Porn channel will be a ‘destructive influence’”.
He quite correctly attempts to back up many of his assertions with scientific evidence, and quotes some sociological and psychological studies in his letter of opinion. But does modern science really support the proposition that pornography is harmful? Let us examine some of his claims, and consider what evidence exists for them. Continue reading How harmful is pornography really?