Candies as pre-Valentine’s anti-porn drive

MANILA -- Youth volunteers from various pro-life organizations are set to distribute packs of candy with flyers discouraging people from patronizing pornography, this weekend in Manila, a few days before Valentine's Day.

Young Filipinos from Prolife Philippines, Filipinos for Life, YouthPinoy, Love + Life Philippines, and CFC � Singles for Christ, among others, will be at the Luneta Park in Manila from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday to give sweets with flyers containing information on the harmful effects of pornography.

Anthony James Perez, event head of this year's pre-Valentine's Candy-Giving Project themed #Free2Love explained that the event aims to raise awareness among the youth about the dangers of porn.

Porn is the enemy of true love because the end point of porn is almost always masturbation, or self-pleasuring, while love needs both men and women, but especially the men, to be selfless and to sacrifice their own comfort for the sake of their beloved, he said in an article posted on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines news website.

(It) has lasting negative effects to those who regularly watch it. They are less happy with their wives and their sex lives. Porn rewires their brain into thinking that touching oneself while watching porn is more desirable than real sex, Perez added.

He said that beyond physiological changes in the brain, pornography had been drastically changing the dynamics between the sexes.

If we look at the bigger picture, we hear of stories of more and more women being objectified and sexually harassed. We have less and less gentlemen who are willing to give up their seats in the bus or train for the ladies Men and women are seen as sex objects � serving to satisfy our fantasies and lust, and not as children of God, Perez added.

With this, he said that they were accepting donations to be used for the candies and flyers, as well as other logistical needs.

Those who would want to participate in the campaign may contact Perez at 0921-810-5058 or 0945-485-0796. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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