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PSA Likens Masturbation to Fighting In a War

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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College Wages 'War' on Masturbation With Video That Offends Soldiers (WATCH)

by Maressa Brown

wounded battlefield military BYU masturbation videoEating too much, partying too much, drinking too much, watching porn, having sex, having solo sex ... All things we just commonly accept as college kid behavior, right? Welll, not all of us. Certainly not educators at Brigham Young University-Idaho, who are seemingly fighting a "war" on a behavior they see as an imminent danger to their young male students: Masturbation.

Yes, this is the MAJOR threat to 18- to 21-year-old guys. So much so that BYU's Office of Housing and Student Living created a PSA that actually likens self-pleasure to fighting -- and nearly dying -- in a war. Featuring footage of a young man "consumed" by porn and masturbation finding himself on a battlefield, and BYU president President Kim B. Clark addressing the topic with quotes like, "We've all been spiritually wounded in the battles of the great war," the clip may very well be one of the most offensive things you'll see all week ...


Unbelievable. To compare having to contend with a healthy sex drive (oh no!) to serving in the military, to fighting and nearly being killed in battle, like brave U.S. soldiers? What in the world were they thinking? The ideology itself is extreme, but then to illustrate it in this completely over-the-top way crosses the line in SO many ways. It's absolutely ludicrous!

In the movie Don Jon, writer/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt addressed why addiction to porn might be detrimental because of the way it can poison perspective on what's real, what's fake, and the real point of physical intimacy. No matter what your religion or background, that's the conversation we need to be having. Unfortunately, this bizarre BYU video is nothing more than extreme propaganda that is likely helping no one and offending -- or at the very least, alienating -- just about everyone.

What do you think about this video?

by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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anchorgurl
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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 It's BYU and the Mormons are against everything.  I really don't watch any of their commercials and I'm never going to be a student there to see it. 

Yes, it's disrespectful, but you have to consider the source.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 5, 2014 at 3:12 PM

What anchorgurl said...that's it.

mom2jessnky
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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Like Anchorgurl said, consider the source.

I'm also pretty sure that more than just 18 to 21yo dudes masturbate. Pretty sure girls do that too, and both in a MUCH larger age range.  (10 to 90 is my guess).

violinjewel
by Julia on Feb. 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM
This.

Quoting anchorgurl:

 It's BYU and the Mormons are against everything.  I really don't watch any of their commercials and I'm never going to be a student there to see it. 


Yes, it's disrespectful, but you have to consider the source.

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jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Feb. 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM

lol - true... 

Quoting mom2jessnky:

Like Anchorgurl said, consider the source.

I'm also pretty sure that more than just 18 to 21yo dudes masturbate. Pretty sure girls do that too, and both in a MUCH larger age range.  (10 to 90 is my guess).



Elle.tea.22
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM
You forgot to say "like anchorgirl says"

Quoting violinjewel: This.



Quoting anchorgurl:

 It's BYU and the Mormons are against everything.  I really don't watch any of their commercials and I'm never going to be a student there to see it. 



Yes, it's disrespectful, but you have to consider the source.

Eclipse920
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I didn't think it would be so bad but watching it pissed me off.   Seriously?

chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 7, 2014 at 3:50 PM
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i am a military wife- and I have a husband who is addicted to porn.  I have sent him off to battles physcially- but I will say his addiction has scarred and wounded me, our kids, our relationship, and even himself over and over for so long.  It is a war for us.  And the despair on his face when he has to tell me again he was weak. . .I'm glad none of you have lived it so you can safely be offended.  But the point of the message was that if, in the beginning- someone might have helped him to not get addicted- he would have saved us- years of heartache and tears and betrayal.  The point is just like "friends don't let friend's drive drunk".  

They aren't saying a healthy sex drive is wrong.  They are saying (and psychologic research backs it up)  that porn can be addicting- to the chemical rush of release.  It changes neural passageways- and the MRI's of sex/porn addicted men look like those addicted to hard drugs.  Once you are addicted- it takes more and more to get your fix- ruining lives and relationships because it isn't healthy.  It starts with porn- and goes from there.   And they literally can't stop seeking it out- regardless of whether they lose their jobs- their wives and kids etc.

SlapItHigh
by on Feb. 7, 2014 at 9:55 PM
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It is a spiritual battle. I agree.
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