Caught in a Trap?

Dec 06, 2011

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I recently read about traps used to catch raccoons and monkeys.  Both traps were similar in nature.  A shiny or desirable object was placed in a container with an opening just small enough for the animal’s hand to slip through. Once the animal had secured the object in their paw, they found the opening would not allow them to remove it.  Rather than release the object and go free, the animal would be easily caught by the hunter hours or days later.

I was intrigued with the simplicity of the trap.  There were no jaws or swing doors, but instead, the animal was held hostage by their own psychological disposition.  An association was made with people and the monkeys or raccoons. For many individuals, pornography has become that shiny or desirable object.  I could not help but think how accurate the writer was in drawing this comparison.

Pornography is addictive in that it causes a powerful chemical reaction in a human brain.  This reaction evokes desires and emotions that are found in physically healthy relationships.  Individuals who are viewing pornography are like the monkey and raccoon, held by their inability to let go.  At times it takes the assistance of another to understand that you can simply choose to let go and walk away. 

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