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Jill C. Manning submitted a testimony to the Senate Hearing On Pornography’s Impact On Marriage & The Family, Nov 10, 2005. It was a research paper, 52 pages on The Impact of Internet Pornography on Marriage and the Family. One study she cites describes the affect on marriage as noted in divorce cases by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

She describes the effects of increasing aggression, acceptance of rape, fueling sex offenders; of overspending and debt, decreased job security, the direct and indirect affect on children, all linked to their involvement with internet pornography:

Internet pornography is altering the social and sexual landscape…the research currently available indicates many negative trends…As the first Internet generations reach adulthood, it is anticipated that the full magnitude of online pornography’s effects will become more evident and alter the pornography debate accordingly…This issue promises to be around for some time.