5 Male Celebrities Who Are Against Porn

It’s not unusual to hear about celebrities who are addicted to pornography, some even going as far as to check into rehabs to curb their addictions. Kanye West, David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and John Mayer are just some who have gone public with their addiction.

But how about stars who have come out in the open… about how they’re against erotica? Yup, thanks to an increasing amount of research released on the harmful effects of porn on our thought process, relationships and families, many celebs are starting to openly talk about how it has affected society and them personally.

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Our favourite boy-faced star starred in Don Jon in 2013, which was described as a movie about porn but was, in fact, about love and relationships, and how they are falsely depicted in adult movies. Since its release, JGL opened up about how he thinks the porno industry negatively represents people.

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“Everything in Jon’s life is sort of a one-way street. He is not connecting or engaging with anyone. That goes for the women in his life… it’s an item on a checklist. He doesn’t listen; he just takes,” explains Joseph about the movie.

“At the beginning of the movie, he is finding that dissatisfying because there’s the sequence where he brings a young lady home from the bar and he is comparing her to this checklist that he has gotten off of what he likes to see in a pornography video. Obviously, a real human being is not going to map onto that because there is a fundamental difference between a human being and an image on a screen.”

 

Russell Brand

Russell Brand? Really? We can hear your skepticism all the way over here, but there’s even a video to prove that the actor slash host slash activist is indeed publicly against pornography. The video on non-profit organisaton Fight the New Drug’s YouTube channel has since garnered over 2.7 million views and led to the Hollywood star making a follow-up video to answer questions from the comment section.

“Our attitude towards sex becomes warped and perverted, and has deviated from its true function as an expression of love and a means for procreation,” he states casually in the candid video below.

 

Hugh Grant

The icon of rom-coms declared to have cut porn out from his life in talk show Watch What Happens Live last year. Host Andy Cohen asked the Music and Lyrics star, “When’s the last time you watched porn?”

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“Ah, I’m rather proud of this. About three years ago. I went cold turkey,” answered Hugh quickly with a smile. “I now have three children. I think there’s a correlation.”

The 56-year-old Golden Globe winner has since levelled up his daddyhood, and is now the father to Tabitha, five, and Felix, three, with former fling Tinglan Hong, as well as John, four, and a baby girl with TV producer girlfriend Anna Eberstein.

Yes, this is the same Hugh Grant who was arrested over 20 years ago for engaging in oral intercourse in a public place with a Hollywood prostitute.

 

Josh Radnor

Ted Mosby is a true romantic and friend in Emmy Award-winning TV show How I Met Your Mother, and the actor who plays him isn’t that far off in real life. Josh Radnor has stated that “I value love and connection and friendship and community. I want to encourage more creativity, joy and peace in my life. Porn is opposed to all that.”

The actor spoke against pornography for the first time publicly in an exclusive interview with Fight the New Drug.

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“People make the argument that pornography has always been around – like it’s some kind of sturdy, time-honored tradition – but it’s a baseless argument. It has never been around the way it is today, with the instant availability and variety and barbarity of it all,” the 42-year-old said.

“Internet pornography is this crazy experiment unleashed on the human psyche. Bodies and brains are being sent on a wildly untested chemical roller coaster. Like with any drug I think there are people whose circuitry is not vulnerable to the addiction and many others who aren’t so fortunate.”

Josh also stated that chronic porn watchers who are in the midst of detoxing show classic withdrawal signs such as shaking, sweating, insomnia, depression and inability to focus – similar to those detoxing off drugs. The interview gained a few thousand shares on Facebook and started interesting discussions on the Josh’s Twitter account.

 

Terry Crews

Actor Terry Crews has never shied away from talking about his addiction to erotica since he was 12 years old. He wrote about it in his book Manhood and described how it affected his marriage with Rebecca King-Crews, his wife of 26 years, profoundly.

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In an interview with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the 48-year-old revealed that all the porn he watched was online because he did not want to keep anything in the house.  “I was a loving father, husband, the whole thing, but in the back of my mind I needed something like pornography just to chill,” he said. “Pornography is an intimacy killer. It just started building up a wall. A lot of people get divorced and they don’t even understand how the separation began.”

It dawned on Terry that he had to change when Rebecca walked out on him. “My wife was literally like, ‘I don’t know you anymore. I’m out of here’,” he admitted in a series of Facebook videos called Dirty Little Secrets. “I had to change because I realised… this thing is a major, major problem. I literally had to go to rehab for it.” The former American football player did beat his addiction, and now proudly speaks out about it.

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