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NFL players join anti-porn crusade on “National Porn Sunday”

Matt Hasselbeck

February 6 is Super Bowl Sunday, but to a few NFL players it’s also National Porn Sunday.

That might sound like a day when players who aren’t in the big game will take their mind off football by watching a lot of porn, but it’s actually an anti-pornography event taking place near Dallas, sponsored by an organization called XXX Church. Packers defensive end Ryan Pickett was scheduled to attend, but since he’ll be playing in the game instead, he’s taped a video message to be played there.

I would love to have been with you guys today. But fortunately, I’m a little busy,” Pickett says in the video, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Former NFL quarterback Josh McCown also appears in the video, saying he stopped watching pornography because it was “taking me someplace I didn’t want to go.” And Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is a supporter of XXX Church as well.

Antonio Cromartie would probably reply that Hasselbeck doesn’t know what XXX stands for.

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  1. simonadebisi says: Jan 29, 2011 9:09 AM

    Porn is addictive, debilitating, and progressive. Can’t have real intimacy consuming that filth. An industry filled with abused people on drugs.

  2. jc1958coo says: Jan 29, 2011 9:17 AM

    cromartie thinks it’s super bowl thirty XXX this yr!

  3. conseannery says: Jan 29, 2011 9:19 AM

    Who knew I’d start my Saturday by reading about how Josh McCown is a recovering porn addict

  4. 1seriously1 says: Jan 29, 2011 9:25 AM

    National Porn Sunday is not a dedicated day for porn? And XXX Church is against porn. Very misleading. That’s like not serving beer at Oktoberfest. They shouldn’t tease people like that.

    On a much better note, I saw in the news that Dallas Area strip clubs are seeking over 10,000 strippers for Super Bowl Week. Guess there is a shortage.

    http://www.huliq.com/10061/dallas-area-clubs-seek-10000-strippers-super-bowl-week

  5. onlylionsfaninboston says: Jan 29, 2011 9:27 AM

    I’ve been watching porn for years on Super Bowl Sunday!

    When did it become a thing?

  6. michaele11111 says: Jan 29, 2011 9:32 AM

    Who is Josh McCown? And what is XXX Church?

    Pathetic is the nicest thing you can say about this.

  7. george1859 says: Jan 29, 2011 9:34 AM

    Sounds like a worthy cause, but…
    I’ll be too busy watching porn to attend….

  8. philtration says: Jan 29, 2011 9:45 AM

    Hard to believe that Hasselbeck is so against porn while he is wearing that lime green sex toy strapped to his waist and some weird hand puppet.

    Remember that shirtless photo of him and some teammate?

  9. bertilfox says: Jan 29, 2011 9:47 AM

    In other news, Charlie Sheen reportedly watches a lot of Football to take his mind off of porn.

  10. turk2875 says: Jan 29, 2011 9:51 AM

    Anywaaaaaay……

  11. realitypolice says: Jan 29, 2011 10:14 AM

    If they want men to stop watching porn on Sundays, they are going to have to go to a 52 game season.

  12. selgaeinla says: Jan 29, 2011 10:15 AM

    Brett Farvre cannot attend but he is sending some text messages instead.

  13. joetoronto says: Jan 29, 2011 10:17 AM

    Charlie Sheen is the man.

  14. brock29609 says: Jan 29, 2011 10:33 AM

    So sick of these athletes pushing their crappy fairtail religion on everyone. Porn’s a heathly outlet and there’s no reason for responsible adults to enjoy it, so suck it!

  15. brock29609 says: Jan 29, 2011 10:33 AM

    meant to say… no reason for responsible adults “not” to enjoy it, so suck it!

  16. neverend1 says: Jan 29, 2011 10:38 AM

    I am offended by this piece

  17. jc1958coo says: Jan 29, 2011 10:46 AM

    they have a shortage of exotic dancers in dallas for super bowl week end! how ironic is that, wonder if jerry owns any of thoses!!

  18. JimmySmith says: Jan 29, 2011 10:50 AM

    Why is there a dedicated effort against porn on Superbowl Sunday?

    I say, let the Viking fans have their own diversions since they don’t have to worry about their team playing in the big game.

  19. mywifegavemecrabtree says: Jan 29, 2011 11:03 AM

    My wife loves her porn. If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy.

  20. football2011 says: Jan 29, 2011 11:18 AM

    I get so sick of the NFL getting involved in irrelelvent “causes” (play 60, breast cancer prevention weekend, anti-porn weekend etc).
    While these are all honorable pursuits, their job is to entertain us playing football and nothing else.

  21. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jan 29, 2011 11:18 AM

    They may stop watching porn but I bet quite a few of these players are sex addicts.

  22. bigtrav425 says: Jan 29, 2011 11:20 AM

    i Heart porn!…porn takes me to a place i LOVE to be :)

  23. commandercornpone says: Jan 29, 2011 11:35 AM

    well if brock has a daughter, she’ll be headed for the pole. to dance.

  24. chrisbermansdoublechin says: Jan 29, 2011 11:37 AM

    i more concerned that there seems to be a shortage of strippers in the dallas area

  25. selgaeinla says: Jan 29, 2011 11:38 AM

    52 week season. AWESOME!

  26. richm2256 says: Jan 29, 2011 11:42 AM

    Favre and Roethlisberger were very disappointed. They were all for this, until they read the fine print.

  27. Darth Goodell says: Jan 29, 2011 11:43 AM

    Oh, well, if Josh McCown says it’s wrong then I’m sold.

  28. morgyanna says: Jan 29, 2011 11:43 AM

    This is just ridiculous, seriously, porn is taking someone where ‘he didn’t want to go’ are you kidding me? Get a life!

  29. kindasporty says: Jan 29, 2011 11:58 AM

    I just wish people would stop trying to dictate their morals to others. If you don’t like porn then don’t watch it. As long as we do our best to make sure it’s not the children watching it (practically impossible for teenagers but still) then whatever people do in the privacy of their own homes is their own business.

  30. cup1981 says: Jan 29, 2011 12:04 PM

    Hell, guess I should read the whole title before I click… I just saw “porn” and clicked on it :D.

    This Steeler fan supports pornography and its actors, who never go on strike ;)

  31. goodjet says: Jan 29, 2011 12:05 PM

    I’ll be damn, that falls on the same day as the ANTI-CHURCH-DAY event were having out here

  32. Darth Goodell says: Jan 29, 2011 12:06 PM

    I don’t see what the story is here. A lot of football players make XXX videos during Super Bowl week.

  33. culturalelitist says: Jan 29, 2011 12:17 PM

    This is the non-storiest non story you have ever run. Three jesus-freak players (one of whom isn’t currently in the NFL) are crusading against porn? Three? Not exactly the Million Man Wank.

  34. nothimagain says: Jan 29, 2011 12:19 PM

    At least Tom Brady owned his leisurely porn watching habits.

  35. jones112m says: Jan 29, 2011 12:21 PM

    This is fabulous if the porn stars are working for Jones and jet fans can enjoy the Steelers losing because big Ben will be missing after half time trying to finally get lucky in the bathroom

  36. bronco1st says: Jan 29, 2011 12:22 PM

    Is Brett Farve going to make a “showing” at this event?

  37. ctiggs says: Jan 29, 2011 12:25 PM

    ill watch porn on my laptop and the superbowl on tv got to feel good last game of the year!!

  38. benjamingreenwood says: Jan 29, 2011 12:33 PM

    Hey MDS – you’ve got guts! Especially knowing what kind of smack you’re going to get in this forum.

    All of us know somewhere that while porn is exciting for a little while, it’s not good. On a lot of levels, for everyone involved, for others who aren’t involved. Kind of like drugs or anything else that’s not good.

    Me, it was hard getting out. It took about 2 years of trying and failing. Even though I’m clean, some days it’s still an intense challenge. My choices did a lot of damage to my ex-wife, and my kids. Not to mention my part in $$ this monster that hurts so many women and girls, and that gets better at roping in more men. Taking people further than they imagined.

    But I also found out God is more forgiving, more generous, more powerful than I ever thought I’d have to know. I owe Jesus deeply.

    OK, fire away guys! Your shtick is funny!

    Thanks again MDS. Peace out.

  39. mataug says: Jan 29, 2011 12:36 PM

    They will have to cut my d*ck off for me to participate in this.

  40. randomjim says: Jan 29, 2011 12:45 PM

    brock29609 says:
    Jan 29, 2011 10:33 AM
    So sick of these athletes pushing their crappy fairtail religion on everyone. Porn’s a heathly outlet and there’s no reason for responsible adults to enjoy it, so suck it!
    ===================================
    In the U.S. we have freedom of speech, so people will talk about things you don’t agree with, you seem a little too angry.
    If you can only see a naked woman on TV, I guess I can understand your hostility.

  41. crumpledstiltskin says: Jan 29, 2011 12:53 PM

    Man, churches will hook onto any point of contention to make a buck. Talk about preying on the weak.

  42. cincinnasti says: Jan 29, 2011 12:54 PM

    All the while there calling for 10,000 extra strippers around the stadium..

  43. paulitik74 says: Jan 29, 2011 12:55 PM

    The only effective way to make men reduce the amount of porn they watch is to encourage their wives, girlfriends, and significant others to put out more often.

    Exactly what Josh McCown and Matt Hassellbeck needs to tell American women.

    “Ladies, start giving up the poontang, or do you hate America?”

  44. heyooooh says: Jan 29, 2011 12:57 PM

    Bible humpers

  45. sdw2001 says: Jan 29, 2011 1:26 PM

    simonadebisi says:
    Jan 29, 2011 9:09 AM
    Porn is addictive, debilitating, and progressive. Can’t have real intimacy consuming that filth. An industry filled with abused people on drugs.

    —-

    Your comment is ignorant. Porn CAN be some of those things. For many people it’s not. Many couples watch it from time to time. I’m not a huge consumer, but watching porn from time to time does nothing to hurt the intimacy within my relationship…I assure you. Oh, and the industry of which you speak (on drugs) is nothing but your stereotypical assumption. Many people lead normal lives and are completely clean .

  46. sdw2001 says: Jan 29, 2011 1:28 PM

    kindasporty says:
    Jan 29, 2011 11:58 AM
    I just wish people would stop trying to dictate their morals to others. If you don’t like porn then don’t watch it. As long as we do our best to make sure it’s not the children watching it (practically impossible for teenagers but still) then whatever people do in the privacy of their own homes is their own business.

    —-Completely agree. Porn can be addictive and a host of other things. But for many (other than Charlie Sheen) it’s not.

  47. linemoose1 says: Jan 29, 2011 1:28 PM

    Mind your own buisness NFL players just jealous of an industry as lucrative as yours and they don’t strike or lock out…..keep your “morals” to yourselves ….

  48. sdw2001 says: Jan 29, 2011 1:31 PM

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/massive-snowstorm-leaves-thousands-without-access,18993/

    :)

  49. snnyjcbs says: Jan 29, 2011 1:31 PM

    People want to run around burying their Nose in other peoples rears trying to force their beliefs of right and wrong on others with a high and mighty type attitude.

    If you do not like it do not watch it that is your right. Many of these types are some of the biggest Perverts behind closed doors you can get, the sick type. With the Porn People you know what you are getting.

    Live and let live and keep your way of living out of my Face and I will keep mine out of yours, there is nothing more Pathetic then these type Hypocrites.

  50. mrcowpatty says: Jan 29, 2011 1:32 PM

    Ok everybody get a hold of yourself, it could be worse, the Cowboys could be playing in the Super Bowl.

  51. baseballstars says: Jan 29, 2011 1:34 PM

    They have every right to unify and preach this message, but the name of the church is a bunch of manipulative BS to trick people into coming or paying attention to them.

  52. halftermguv says: Jan 29, 2011 1:40 PM

    Great cause (sarcasm)

    Better cause…We’re-so-freaking-overpaid-we-wouldn’t-dare-strike-during-a-national-economic-crisis.

    or

    We’re-so-freaking-overpaid-that-we’d-never-expect-average-Americans-to-build-multimillion-dollar-stadiums-at-taxpayer-expense.

  53. majikalmushr0om says: Jan 29, 2011 1:46 PM

    Breaking news, now that people with sex addictions are no longer have pornography as an acceptable outlet, they have gone back to molesting children and defenseless women. GREAT!!!!

  54. goawayeverybody says: Jan 29, 2011 1:54 PM

    Here’s a solution for the anti-porn people: if you are against pornography, don’t buy it.

  55. realfootballfan says: Jan 29, 2011 2:09 PM

    Can’t have it both ways, you want freedoms but then you want to dictate how some people use their freedoms when it’s strictly up to them what’s appropriate for them.

    personally, I’ve never gotten the porn thing, but who am I to impose my standards on others, especially when we all come from different walks of life?

  56. linemoose1 says: Jan 29, 2011 2:19 PM

    Getting sick and tired of NFL players trying influence be into anything bunch of overpaid jackasses ….

  57. linemoose1 says: Jan 29, 2011 2:21 PM

    Be=us

  58. cliverush says: Jan 29, 2011 2:21 PM

    If porn is outlawed then who will pay for the internet that gave this site a place to start?

  59. chrisbermansdoublechin says: Jan 29, 2011 2:23 PM

    I guess this means Josh McCown will be watching The Puppy Bowl, instead of The Lingerie Bowl

  60. johnnyballsack says: Jan 29, 2011 2:24 PM

    The XXX Church is ridiculous. I have seen them featured on many shows and it is almost comical. How can anyone take a church seriously when it’s main claim to fame is penning the phrase: “Every time you masturbate… God kills a kitten”. Yes, they are the fanatics that created that slogan.

    With the support of McCown, Hasselbeck, Pickett and Kitna they can start their own 10 team league if they can recruit about 500 more players.

    If the church wants to “clean things up” they should start with all the churches/ preachers/priests, etc… that molest innocent children.

  61. burntorangehorn says: Jan 29, 2011 2:26 PM

    Knowing what Elizabeth Hasselbeck is like, it’s no surprise that Matt’s publicly this way. That said, I’ll bet the two do some nasty things in private. Facades are hilarious.

    At any rate, I think anyone who turns to NFL players as role-models, or in any way allows an NFL player to be a role model for his/her kid(s), is an idiot. While players can do positive or negative things, just like most people, I refuse to let what any of them does affect how I live my life. I wish more people would realize that professional doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. are much better people for both kids and young adults to emulate than are pro athletes.

  62. nygiantstones says: Jan 29, 2011 2:33 PM

    It’s great that a large part of the NFL’s players are brainwashed “Christians” that think looking at their penis is a sin. Awesome.

  63. realitypolice says: Jan 29, 2011 2:36 PM

    simonadebisi says:
    Jan 29, 2011 9:09 AM
    Porn is addictive, debilitating, and progressive. Can’t have real intimacy consuming that filth. An industry filled with abused people on drugs.
    =========================

    Porn, like drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex and chocolate, are only addictive to people with addictive personalities.

    It is not the fault of the substance or activity, is the fault of the people who can’t control themselves.

    I have done all of the above, enjoyed them all, and become addicted to none of them.

    Hey, addicts- stop lobbying the government to take things away from me because you can’t control you usage of them.

    Seriously.

  64. discosucs2005 says: Jan 29, 2011 2:39 PM

    @football2011

    I think causes like cancer and child obesity shouldn’t be in same sentence as stopping the “evils of pornography.”

  65. dirtdawg55 says: Jan 29, 2011 3:00 PM

    Trust me. If you had to sleep with my ex- wife, you would be into porn. A lot of porn!

  66. nickster2k says: Jan 29, 2011 3:13 PM

    Former NFL quarterback Josh McCown also appears in the video, saying he stopped watching pornography because it was “taking me someplace I didn’t want to go.”

    ========================

    I had that problem too until I got a decent pop-up blocker.

  67. neverend1 says: Jan 29, 2011 3:15 PM

    “As long as we do our best to make sure it’s not the children watching it”

    If you honestly believe children (old enough to browse the internet without help) don’t watch porn you truly live in a fantasy island

    Surprised how many adults actually watch porn… I’m guessing most people here are 18-25 years old like I am because I can swear pornography is more popular for young people. But I guess some fat, beer drinking, divorced middle aged punks can watch it too.

  68. tarken10 says: Jan 29, 2011 3:16 PM

    “realfootballfan says:
    Jan 29, 2011 2:09 PM
    Can’t have it both ways, you want freedoms but then you want to dictate how some people use their freedoms when it’s strictly up to them what’s appropriate for them.

    personally, I’ve never gotten the porn thing, but who am I to impose my standards on others, especially when we all come from different walks of life?”

    There is an important difference between freedom and license. People in this country enjoy license to view pornography. After cultivating that habit, they become enslaved by it. Being a slave to such a destructive vice is no kind of freedom at all.

    These players understand the difference and see how harmful porn is to the family and to relationships. They are trying to cure a social ill, not force their standards on anyone.

  69. randomjim says: Jan 29, 2011 3:16 PM

    majikalmushr0om says:
    Jan 29, 2011 1:46 PM
    Breaking news, now that people with sex addictions are no longer have pornography as an acceptable outlet, they have gone back to molesting children and defenseless women. GREAT!!!
    ====================================
    Where do you get that conclusion from?

    sdw2001 says:
    Jan 29, 2011 1:26 PM

    . Oh, and the industry of which you speak (on drugs) is nothing but your stereotypical assumption. Many people lead normal lives and are completely clean .
    ===================================
    … and you know this how?
    You bash one assumption by making another. Poor debating skills.
    These people are against porn. That’s what people do when they don’t like something, they speak out. If you think there is a right to watch porn then you should respect their right to disagree. Take your own advise & mind your own business.

  70. football2011 says: Jan 29, 2011 3:18 PM

    Brett Favre is going to be the Grand Marshall in the Parade tomorrow.

  71. mpw33 says: Jan 29, 2011 3:30 PM

    Any man who is against porn is not a man I would ever want to meet, speak to, or have anything to do with.

  72. skinsball says: Jan 29, 2011 3:35 PM

    I’m sure this cause is going go catch fire across America! Enough charities dealing with disaster relief and cancer, let’s attack ways people enjoy themselves, that doesn’t effect anyone. Ever.

    Nothing better than football and porn.

  73. fooath says: Jan 29, 2011 3:56 PM

    This only a week after Frank Walker, Vikings CB, is using his twitter to try and recruit future porn stars. ha!

  74. pack15forever says: Jan 29, 2011 4:22 PM

    I hear that a lot of the players will be turning to porn if there is no CBA.

  75. simonadebisi says: Jan 29, 2011 4:36 PM

    Those who say that “others are trying to impose their standards” this is a copout. People who know that porn in harmful have the right to voice that perspective.

    Porn objectifies women. I am a psychologist. I’ve counseled Thousands of men and couples over the course of a 25 year practice. Porn distroys marriages and lives. 100% of men (who have come to my practice) who have cheated on their wives also consume porn. The healthiest relationships are where the couple reserves 100% of their sexual energy for each other. Pornography releases chemicals in the brain (serotonin, dopamin, etc.) that creates an addiction. Is it ironic that serial killers and rapest have backgrounds of intense and progressive pornography consumption.

    There is an infidelity epidemic in this nation. Abortion, divorce, and STDs are at a crisis level. Pornography consumption is a part of the problem.

    If you regularly consume porn and don’t think you are addicted, try not looking at porn or masturbating for seven days…just for yucks. You probably won’t be able to withstand the physical response by day four.

  76. CKL says: Jan 29, 2011 4:38 PM

    Believe what you want but the people who think these guys are holding others down against their will or getting in their face preaching are wrong. Just because they are against something you enjoy doesn’t mean you need to be hostile of their beliefs. Maybe some of us don’t like all the ingrained into almost every single moment of the NFL (even in the types of commercials) the “sex sells” mentality like half naked cheerleaders or the lingerie bowl but I understand that the NFL is considered more of a man’s world and that some of this is just …ahem….PREACHING TO AND FORCING THEIR BELIEFS ON the majority of viewers. And hey if it bothered me that much I could shut the tv off. As could all you “I like freedom of speech until others believe what I don’t ” people can do with this posting or those guys church ad.
    No I am not religious either, I just think “intolerance” is not the sole battle cry of people who engage in and enjoy certain taboo or private sexual behavior. In fact it is a lot of you on here talking about INTOLERANCE while scoffing at those with different beliefs who are really intolerant. If someone isn’t coming to my door preaching or trapping me in a room preaching, I couldn’t care less what their beliefs are if they aren’t hurting others. And certainly if you can escape their views by turning off a tv or clicking off an article you are not having ANYTHING shoved down your throat…if you think you are being force fed things under those circumstances and you are a grown man or woman you are a bunch of whiny drama queens.

  77. draftday2004 says: Jan 29, 2011 4:39 PM

    beating a dead horse here….but are foot fetishes considered porn?

  78. buckybadger says: Jan 29, 2011 4:39 PM

    So people want to take porn away too. What other choices must you limit? Lets just plow down Vegas and put up a church. Or lets be reasonable. You do what you do and I will do what I do. If what I do effects what you do than come talk to me. Until than f#$% off.

  79. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 29, 2011 4:40 PM

    What has two thumbs and loves porno?

    Well, me actually, but I can’t point to myself with both hands at the moment.

  80. carson9 says: Jan 29, 2011 4:40 PM

    Only Losers that can’t get with a real woman watch porn….. Enjoy your blow up doll while I enjoy my babe.

  81. deadmanwalking47 says: Jan 29, 2011 4:49 PM

    porn is like sports,as long as it does’nt consume your life,wtf is wrong with watching it? if you have never watched porn,you are either an awful liar,have never heard of a computer or tv,or you are just a flat out idiot!

  82. joeflaccosunibrow says: Jan 29, 2011 5:00 PM

    If my wife looked like Matt Hasselbeck’s I wouldn’t need porn either!

  83. realitypolice says: Jan 29, 2011 6:04 PM

    @simonadebisi:

    Is this how you counsel your clients? That it is the porn that releases the chemicals and makes them addicted and that is has nothing to do with their own addictive tendencies?

    Yes, porn can be addictive- for people who get addicted to things.

    That it is porn that is causing them to cheat and destroying their marriages, not their own inability to keep their vows and control their impulses?

    Your practice must be very popular. People love being told that whatever mess they gotten themselves into isn’t their fault.

    The “infidelity epidemic” is being caused by an overall lack of accountability in our society, as well as people getting married for a thousand reasons other than only reason they should- whether it be family pressure, religious expectation, unexpected pregnancies, etc. etc. etc.

    100% of cheaters will tell you it always something else that led them astray, not their own lack of character.

    Now thanks to Dr. Simon Adebisi, they can blame porn too.

    My wife and I have watched porn together. Strangely, it seems to be doing the exact opposite of “destroying our marriage”.

    What we need in this country is less demonization of things like porn and gambling a little more personal responsibility and acceptance of the consequences of one’s actions.

  84. mrcowpatty says: Jan 29, 2011 8:56 PM

    I don’t know about you guys, but with all the thumbs going up and down I’m exhausted. Time for a cigarette and I don’t smoke.

  85. nickster2k says: Jan 29, 2011 9:03 PM

    simonadebisi says:
    Jan 29, 2011 4:36 PM
    There is an infidelity epidemic in this nation. Abortion, divorce, and STDs are at a crisis level. Pornography consumption is a part of the problem.

    If you regularly consume porn and don’t think you are addicted, try not looking at porn or masturbating for seven days…just for yucks. You probably won’t be able to withstand the physical response by day four.

    ==========================

    what about the chick on the NFL network thursday night football commercials. It’s not porn — but she’s part of the problem too, right? (Homewrecker!)

  86. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 29, 2011 9:44 PM

    “simonadebisi says: Jan 29, 2011 4:36 PM

    Those who say that “others are trying to impose their standards” this is a copout. People who know that porn in harmful have the right to voice that perspective.

    Porn objectifies women. I am a psychologist. I’ve counseled Thousands of men and couples over the course of a 25 year practice. Porn distroys marriages and lives. 100% of men (who have come to my practice) who have cheated on their wives also consume porn. The healthiest relationships are where the couple reserves 100% of their sexual energy for each other. Pornography releases chemicals in the brain (serotonin, dopamin, etc.) that creates an addiction. Is it ironic that serial killers and rapest have backgrounds of intense and progressive pornography consumption. ”

    Correlation and causation, man. The people you deal with come to you because they have a problem. Just because there is a common thread among them doesn’t mean the thread is significant. Did you know that 100% of alcoholics have, as some point, drank milk? And every single drug addict has at some point taken aspirin?

    That must mean that milk causes alcoholism and aspirin is a gateway drug.

    (And by the way…..”100% of men (who have come to my practice) who have cheated on their wives also consume porn.” is a ridiculously stupid statement because 100% of men period have or do consume some form of porn.)

  87. sdw2001 says: Jan 29, 2011 10:14 PM

    By the way, wing bowl is next Friday in Philly. Lots of half naked women duringvthe event after at the “gentlemen’s” clubs. I guess I shouldnt go bc it will ruin my marriage. Idiots.

  88. jc1958coo says: Jan 30, 2011 12:33 AM

    does this mean mendenhall can’t hump rothlisberger anymore!

  89. sdw2001 says: Jan 30, 2011 10:25 AM

    randomjim says:

    … and you know this how?
    You bash one assumption by making another. Poor debating skills.
    These people are against porn. That’s what people do when they don’t like something, they speak out. If you think there is a right to watch porn then you should respect their right to disagree. Take your own advise & mind your own business.
    ________________________________

    I know this because I’m not ignorant. I’ve seen and read interviews of people in the industry. The industry on the whole is not “drug addicted.” You can’t tell me I’m making an assumption when I point out that someone ELSE’S assumption is unsupported. Get real.

    Secondly, I DO respect their right to disagree. What I do not respect is players using their positions as such to proselytize. I do not respect people here making unsupported blanket statements (“porn will wreck your relationship, porn is addictive”) telling others how horrible and immoral their behavior is.

    Oh, and by the way, people with good debating skills usually know how to spell the word “advice,” champ.

  90. Steve Thornton says: Jan 30, 2011 1:41 PM

    and my guess is that if most of the guys comment on this piece would be absolutely honest they would have to admit that their marriage or “relationship” is really crappy as a result of porn and if it isn’t yet, it will be one day. ask the woman what she thinks about porn.

  91. nesuperfan says: Jan 30, 2011 2:52 PM

    To steal and paraphrase a quote: Cromartie couldn’t spell XXX if you spotted him an XX.

  92. simonadebisi says: Jan 30, 2011 4:18 PM

    @Steve Thorton – what you are saying is correct. Most porn is consumed in secrecy. It’s not harmless. There is a reason you’ll get fired if you consume it at work. If you are constantly erasing your Internet history, then you are aware that there is something not right about it.

  93. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 30, 2011 5:11 PM

    “simonadebisi says: Jan 30, 2011 4:18 PM
    @Steve Thorton – what you are saying is correct. Most porn is consumed in secrecy. It’s not harmless. There is a reason you’ll get fired if you consume it at work.”

    You have absolutely GOT to be kidding when you claim to be a professional.

    You get fired at work for 1) misusing company resources and 2) the potential hostile workplace violation.

    You also get reprimanded for surfing sports related websites on company time. That makes it a socially destructive influence, right?

  94. reed83 says: Jan 30, 2011 5:29 PM

    People can get off to their porn all they want, but my wife takes care of all my needs. I just don’t think I’ll be shaking any of your hands anytime soon. Lol!

  95. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 30, 2011 5:45 PM

    I also find it hysterical that you take your username from an HBO show that functions very heavily as, essentially, gay pornography.

  96. jntmcd63 says: Jan 30, 2011 5:52 PM

    WOW! I can’t believe there are so many people out there who don’t know where porn actors come from. Do you think these women (and some men) grow up thinking, “some day I want to be a porn star”? No. Most of them are stolen and cohersed in some way to do what they do. Ever heard of the sideshoot of the drug industry called human trafficking? It’s a billion dollar industry that is paid for by drug dealers and people who purchase porn. It can happen to your daughter, your niece, your neighbors daughter or any boy or girl in your local school. They are kidnapped and many times forced to become drug addicts so they do what they do to get their drug fix. So, next time you’re watching your innocent porn, think of that woman as a fourteen year old girl who was kidnapped or picked up on a street corner and promised a good paying job. Oh, and remember, when she’s too old for porn making, say 25-26, well miraculously, she’ll never been seen or heard from again. Think about that next time you watch porn. Want to learn more? Read more about human trafficking. That is, if you can pull yourself away from, well you know.

  97. jntmcd63 says: Jan 30, 2011 5:57 PM

    Oh, and one more thing. Bravo to all these players and people who are bringing this human problem into the light of day. And for those of you who still need your porn fix, remember, “ignorance is bliss”.

  98. selgaeinla says: Jan 30, 2011 6:21 PM

    You’ll also get fired for facebook and farmville……..Silly response to a sillier point by simonadebisi.

  99. selgaeinla says: Jan 30, 2011 6:28 PM

    “Most of them are stolen and cohersed in some way to do what they do. ”

    Oh my GOD are you living in a fantasy world. Those of us who live in Los Angeles and in the valley where the porn is made see these people walking around and living normal lives. Yes, some are screwed up, but so are “normal” people. If it was in any way the way you make it out to be, then how come Vivid has its main offices in a well marked office building next to one of the busiest freeways in the world?

  100. nesuperfan says: Jan 30, 2011 6:35 PM

    jntmcd63 says:
    Jan 30, 2011 5:52 PM
    WOW! I can’t believe there are so many people out there who don’t know where porn actors come from.
    ________________________________

    Clearly, you are the one, who doesn’t have a clue. Years ago, when there was still more stigma attached, some women were not thrilled to do porn, and may have done it to feed a drug habit. Now, there are thousands of women, who gladly volunteer to do porn.

    If you had ever seen a recent interview with virtually any actress (some of Charlie Sheen’s porn stars’ recent interviews come to mind), you would clearly see that they are not embarrassed by what they do.

  101. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 30, 2011 6:47 PM

    jntmcd63, You’re confusing prostitutes with actors. Granted, the acting they do is, in a not-exactly-abstract way, prostitution, the women and men who perform in mainstream pornography are there of their own free will.

    Did they all have roses and ice cream cake upbringings? No. Do some of them have addictions or other problems that they perform in porn to support? Yes. Does that mean they are being taken advantage of? Maybe….but on the other hand, some might say they are actually exploiting a system whereby men are willing to pay a great deal of money to see them do things they don’t attach the same significance to as “normal” people.

    In fact, many women involved in the pornography industry are incredibly lucid and well-rounded individuals.

  102. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 30, 2011 7:27 PM

    I’d also like to point out that, in a relationship, the issues that arise from porn consumption aren’t from the porn themselves but the mismatched opinions regarding porn, and the lying that accompanies that. “I don’t want you watching porn because I’m not comfortable with it.” “Ok, I won’t watch porn.” “I CAUGHT YOU WATCHING PORN! BOO HOO!”

    Women who are comfortable with themselves and with their relationship understand that men are visual and find women, aside from them, attractive.

    Women who are insecure find porn to be an issue.

  103. simonadebisi says: Jan 30, 2011 7:34 PM

    This has been a passionate but fairly civil discussion. There has been some pettiness and name calling, but that has not dominated the discussion.

    My closing thought is that porn is harmful and potentially devastating. You cannot not defend something that is indefensible. You won’t find a shred of credible research that indicates that porn is harmless. Even that most liberal researcher wouldn’t attempt to make that case. The chemistry of the brain that allows us to feel pleasure can be manipulated to it’s detriment. That’s what porn does. Because someone is ignorant to it’s affects doesn’t mean that they do not exist.

    I wish everyone the best in making good decisions for themselves and for those that they love.

  104. ruvelligwebuike says: Jan 30, 2011 7:49 PM

    When NFL greats like Josh McCown weigh in on something, you know it’s serious.

  105. drakost says: Jan 30, 2011 11:39 PM

    “taking me someplace I didn’t want to go.”

    Straight?

    Seriously though…. Porn crusade? Yeah, presidents, politicians, and religious groups have all failed to prevent people from viewing pornography but a couple football players are going to change it all.

    God my head hurts

  106. selgaeinla says: Jan 31, 2011 12:21 AM

    Like the battle against the world’s oldest profession, porn too has been around for some time.

    Palaeolithic & Mesolithic
    Among the oldest surviving examples of erotic depictions are Paleolithic cave paintings and carvings. Some of the more common images are of animals, hunting scenes and depictions of human genitalia. Nude human beings with exaggerated sexual characteristics are depicted in some Paleolithic paintings and artifacts (e.g. Venus figurines). Recently discovered cave art at Creswell Crags in England, thought to be more than 12,000 years old, includes some symbols that may be stylized versions of female genitalia. As there is no direct evidence of the use of these objects, it is speculated that they may have been used in religious rituals,[8] or for a more directly sexual purpose.[9]
    Archaeologists in Germany reported in April 2005 that they had found what they believe is a 7,200-year-old scene depicting a male figurine bending over a female figurine in a manner suggestive of sexual intercourse. The male figure has been named Adonis von Zschernitz.[10]

  107. jntmcd63 says: Jan 31, 2011 12:46 PM

    selgaeinla, I totally agree with everything you just said. Sex and prostitution have been around for a long time. If sex weren’t the most natural thing in the world, none of us would be here.

    Men (and the women who will admit it) are visual creatures and like viewing sexually stimulating images. The problem lyes in the times we live in. These images are readily available any time of the day or night, regardless of your age, sex or marital status. It creates chemical changes in our bodies that CAN BE addicting.

    Look, settle down all you guys who are threatened that someone is trying to take your porn away. The porn/prostitution/drug industry is alive and thriving and will ALWAYS be around. These people speaking on Porn Sunday are just some people who see the problems it creates and are bravely willing to tell us the problems it has created in their own lives. You can’t honestly say they don’t have the right to do this if you are given the right to do what you do.

  108. jntmcd63 says: Jan 31, 2011 12:58 PM

    Hey tf?. The only difference between prostitution and porn is the camera. Surprise, they are ALL getting paid to have sex. And it’s your money.

  109. salifeline says: Jan 31, 2011 12:58 PM

    Our organization SA Lifeline Foundation is dedicated to helping those that struggle with Pornography Addiction. I think any effort to raise awareness to the issues surrounding this epidemic are note worthy. I am happy for the press coverage. http://www.salifeline.org

  110. dickclydesdale says: Jan 31, 2011 7:00 PM

    My favorite XXX actress is Taylor Lynn..She is a blond with a natural body & she likes all the positions.

  111. nickster2k says: Feb 1, 2011 12:35 AM

    reed83 says:
    Jan 30, 2011 5:29 PM
    People can get off to their porn all they want, but my wife takes care of all my needs.

    =======================

    Your wife’s either a dude, a blow-up doll or a catatonic.

  112. dexterismyhero says: Feb 1, 2011 10:45 AM

    Big Ben joined the crusdae and looked again and saw the Anti in front of it and went….DOH!!!!

  113. drexelvol says: Feb 1, 2011 11:27 AM

    I’m officially protesting the porn protest.

  114. lean6 says: Feb 1, 2011 5:58 PM

    Next they are going to crusade and tell us all to not drink and drive, to not use performance enhancing drugs, to not carry loaded firearms into nightclubs, and to absolutely positively say “no” domestic violence.

  115. sdw2001 says: Feb 1, 2011 7:14 PM

    Steve Thornton says:
    Jan 30, 2011 1:41 PM
    and my guess is that if most of the guys comment on this piece would be absolutely honest they would have to admit that their marriage or “relationship” is really crappy as a result of porn and if it isn’t yet, it will be one day. ask the woman what she thinks about porn.

    ————–

    The number of people expressing this attitude astounds me. You make this prediction and statement with no support whatsoever. Can porn be addictive and harmful to marriages? Yes. Can it actually be enjoyable and healthy for married couples and other couples? Yes. It all depends. Oh, and “ask a woman?” My wife doesn’t care one bit. We’ve even watched it together. She doesn’t care because she knows it’s not a problem for me. She understands men tend to be visually-oriented more than anything else.

    So take that and beat it with a stick, captain.

  116. sdw2001 says: Feb 1, 2011 7:15 PM

    jntmcd63 says:
    Jan 31, 2011 12:58 PM
    Hey tf?. The only difference between prostitution and porn is the camera. Surprise, they are ALL getting paid to have sex. And it’s your money.

    ———————

    You’re an idiot.

  117. iluvwikileaks says: Feb 2, 2011 3:23 PM

    My fave is Terri Summers:)

  118. tunescribe says: Feb 2, 2011 8:46 PM

    This is so misguided. Porn is not the problem. Recognizing and dealing with the addictive process IS where the focus should be. Addicts will act out with anything, be it gambling, drugs, food, booze, texting, shopping, etc., etc. Porn is not inherently addictive, but for the addict, it sure can become a problem. For the vast majority of people, it isn’t.

  119. pghsteel412 says: Feb 2, 2011 9:25 PM

    man there are some judgmental ppl on here.. im a married man and my wife knows i watch porn and our sex life doesnt suffer at all because of it.. i dont watch it as often as when i was single haha but its def good… if u watch it great, if u dont great why try and make other ppl believe what u believe? thats dumb… oh and rachel starr is the best

  120. iluvwikileaks says: Feb 3, 2011 11:07 AM

    Matt Hasselbeck offends me more than porn. The guy is a total blockhead.

  121. scrapcity says: Feb 3, 2011 5:04 PM

    I just wish people would stop trying to dictate their morals to others. If you don’t like murder then don’t commit it. As long as we do our best to make sure it’s not the children murdering people (practically impossible for teenagers but still) then whatever people do in the privacy of their own homes is their own business. – Moron. We police morality everyday

  122. discosucs2005 says: Feb 3, 2011 6:40 PM

    @realitypolice

    Don’t blame the addicts, blame the people who feel the need to quantify morals through government action.

  123. deconjonesbitchslap says: Feb 3, 2011 11:32 PM

    i grew up in the steady progression of internet porn. it just kept getting better and better! remember when you had to use the Sears catalog? Now, with the internet, all i have to do is log onto sears.com.

    -m.m.

  124. selgaeinla says: Feb 4, 2011 12:30 AM

    @deconjonesbitchslap

    AWESOME!

  125. deathmonkey41 says: Feb 4, 2011 2:18 PM

    @lean6- all those things you mentioned are illegal- porn is not.

  126. reed83 says: Feb 4, 2011 10:44 PM

    Nickster2k: oh did I hit nerve with you?! It’s okay you’ll meet a girl one day. I’m sorry me not wanting to shake your hand hurt your feelings! Lol!

  127. dsh97 says: Feb 5, 2011 2:55 AM

    Reading this sappy crap makes me wanna go immerse myself in some more porn…

    The last I heard, no porn addict has ever pulled a bank heist or robbed some old lady of her purse to buy more.

    In fact, the only abuse involved with being a porn addict is the frequent abuse of said addicts own body for pleasure. If it’s okay for a woman to have an abortion (even if it is wrong), there shouldn’t be an issue of helping yourself to more porn online and elsewhere.

    Imagine Nancy Pelosi and Hilary Clinton pulling at your arms and telling you to stop watching porn…Oh god I just killed the mood. Sorry guys, sorry. I just said too much.

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