Porn, for many, is a comfort sin, a type of therapy. Have a stressful day? Sit down and relax. Angry with your spouse or anxious about an upcoming test? Bring your concerns to the computer screen. Are you lonely? Sad? Bitter, bored, or busy? The door is always open. We bring our problems to porn, the cheap, deceptive therapist, ready to relieve the struggles of a long day.
Three key technological developments have made sex “cheap”: (1) the huge uptake of the pill and the radical normalization of infertile sex it has resulted in; (2) the proliferation of easily accessible and high-quality pornography; (3) the development of websites and apps for easy dating and meeting