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Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Samuel L. Perry


Few other cultural issues alarm conservative Protestant families and communities more than the seemingly ubiquitous threat of pornography. Thanks to widespread access to the internet, conservative Protestants now face a reality in which every Christian man, woman, and child with a smartphone can access limitless pornography in his or her bathroom, at work, or at a friend’s sleepover. Once confident of their victory over pornography in society at large, conservative Protestants now fear that “porn addiction” is consuming even the most faithful. How are conservative Protestants adjusting to this ... More

Keywords: pornography, evangelical, evangelicalism, conservative Protestant, masturbation, shame, guilt, cognitive dissonance, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190844219
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190844219.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel L. Perry, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies, University of Oklahoma