Porn and Pizza commercials – Neither one is lust

Wanting porn and pizza is not lust
Sex and Pizza, the best couple of all

Commercials come in two flavors.  General and specific.  A general pizza commercial makes you want some pizza ANY pizza RIGHT NOW.  A specific commercial tells you that you don’t want just any pizza -you want a Pizza Hut calozone.

In my opinion, pornography and erotica are general advertisements.  Watching “Pirates” doesn’t make me go to major efforts to have sex with Jesse Jane, but rather increases my desire for sex generally and with my wife specifically.  This benefits both of us.

If I scope out a bank for robbery, I have committed robbery in my heart – even if I decide that the robbery is too difficult to carry out.  If I make plans to kill my neighbor, then I have committed murder in my heart, even if the fear of prison keeps me from doing it.  And if I look for ways to sneak off with another man’s wife, then I have committed adultery in my heart, even if the fear of marital consequences keeps from doing so.

But watching erotica is not like that.  It is more like watching a pizza commercial.  If I watch the model bite into that impossibly good looking pizza my mouth waters. Not because want HIS pizza, but because I want my own.  And if I watch a well-produced sex tape of a married couple I get an erection, not because I want HIS wife, but because I want my own.

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