Read this story yesterday and wanted to share it and my views.
I have read a few articles about this and most of them seem to have a snide attitude towards the GM for his views on Porn. Comments seem to mock the idea that porn has any effect at all. They say the GM is deeply religious…
This was his statement that sparked the headlines:
We’ve done a lot of leadership stuff with our players. Very transparent about things that happen in our game, not only with drugs and alcohol. We talk about pornography, and the effects of what that does to the minds of players and the distractions, and how that leads to abuse of—domestic abuse—to abuse of women. How it impacts relationships—we talk about a lot of things. And I don’t mind sharing with you.
All this was from a press conference about a DUI picked up by one of his players. The above was his statement when asked about "“new educational protocols in place after what happened this offseason with Yordano [Ventura] regarding drinking and driving,”
It seems that the GM takes a whole person approach and tries to help these young men become better people and not just better athletes. I know this is controversial but with the age, amounts of money, and attention these people are getting they do need guidance in how to mature into their positions. So long as he is not forcing religious conversion or rules based on religion I think the man is doing a service to these players to educate them about the dangers that seem to claim so many of their peers.
The media seems to take offense with him saying Porn can lead to abuse of women. I don’t see why that is such a controversial statement or why people get so upset.
Let me keep it funky right quick. I am 30-started watching porn since AOL so I’ll say 11 or 12. The amount of choking, spitting, cum on face, slap, bite stuff that appears on “normal” porn is outrageous. The hate and racism in the titles and in the comments of porn videos is amazing. “Black bitch gang banged by whites” “White bitch takes on black thugs” After 9/11 I noticed a rise in Muslim porn “Muslim bitch takes white dick” And more often then not the comments are filled with people talking about how much they hate the race/religion of the woman shown. A turning point for me was the realization was that interracial porn was nothing more than Black and White man playing dick race war over the bodies of black and white woman. Taking out their frustrations with each other through sex. So yeah I do think Porn fucks with your perception of sex and your expectations. I have already had friends confide in me that they try the stupid shit they saw on Porn and how it turned out.
I am in agreement with the GM, that stuff can fuck with you, so at least know what you are getting into. You wanna drink, cool just know where it can take you if you don’t handle it right. Same with Porn, same with Drugs. Just know where it can take you, so at least you can pull out if you see it going where it shouldn’t.
So to me the GM is right to warn his players of publicly accepted vices like Drugs and Booze but also to warn them about a vice that can lead them to abuse. Domestic abuse is a big deal in sports (in life) and I think any attempt to address it is good.
Shouts to a GM who cares about his players as men and not just athletes.
Edit: And then dudes wonder why they nut in 2 seconds. Well cause you are fuckin like you watch porn. It’s all about you and getting your rocks off.