Is it OK for Christians to watch erotic pictures of couples making love?


This is a very tricky question and I have no definitive answers for you.

There are some dangers associated with pornography that you should be aware of. First, you may alienate your spouse if the material makes her feel threatened or inadequate. Second, it can jade you to the looks of real women, who lack the benefits of professional touch-ups. Additionally, there is some evidence that in extreme use such material can be addictive, and the usage can escalate in frequency and extremity of material.

Yet at the same time, it is clear that men are visually stimulated and often desire more frequent sexual stimulation than women do. Thus, the desire for visual stimulation is quite normal.

Additionally, the answer may well depend on the KIND of material you are talking about. Vintage pinup posters are lovely and unlikely to offend, but some of the material on the web is awful.

I would suggest that you confer with your spouse on this and get her feedback. Also talk with God and search your own soul. Together, I hope you find a satisfactory answer.

That's just my opinion, Annie.