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What Is Pornography Doing to Our Sex Lives?

In the latest episode of Crazy/Genius, we wade into the debate over pornography to determine what, if anything, can be said about its effects on our relationships.
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In the past few decades, digital pornography has been blamed for—well, pick a noun and add the word sex. It’s been named as a culprit for both sex addiction and sex abstinence. It’s been blamed for poor sex education, rampant sexual violence, and rising sexual dysfunction. Pornography is practically the Swiss Army knife of social calamity.

In the latest episode of , produced by Jesse Brenneman and Patricia Yacob, we investigate the internet’s.)

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