Is pornography a form of adultery?

With so much pornography that is on the internet. My question would be… “is it innocent to just look?” I personally think that it is very similar to adultery. What do you think?


Pornography Addiction-Who Is Hurt?

O.K. "significant other" for you who aren’t married.  Sexual intimacy is one of the factors that distinguish a committed relationship from, say, an affair.  Though, pornography initially triggers an increase in sexual activity, it is anything but intimate.  It wasn’t attraction to our partner that generated the contact, but a need to gratify the desires built up by viewing others.  Forgive me for being blunt, but this turns our mate into little more than a tool for masturbation.  Even more sad is the fact that, over time, our mate becomes the least favorite tool, since the other options place fewer expectations or demands on us.  This is more than a weakened relationship, it is infidelity as severe as adultery, the affair being, in this case, with yourself.   But, pornography addiction hurts more than our marriage, it hurts our children, too.


4 thoughts on “Is pornography a form of adultery?

  1. Hello,

    I found your post when it was promoted on another blog. My brief answer to your question “Is Porn a Form of Adultery?” is… YES.

    I quote Jesus when He said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’ but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matt 5:27-8

    Jesus was addressing the self-righteous idea of keeping the letter of the law while transgressing the spirit of the law.

    I hope this helps.


    • Amen!

      Even looking upon a woman with unclean thoughts is sinful and adulterous. Clothing or no clothing, keeping our eyes pure at all times is a must.

      Proverbs 27:20
      “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”


  2. Many do not understand what biblical adultery really is. The bible tells us if we look upon a woman to lust after her, we have committed adultery already with her in our heart. However, we must serve God through faith alone in Jesus Christ. The bible is a very complicated book with hidden, spiritual wisdom contained therein. Many seek to please God with their own works of righteousness in the flesh through natural wisdom and understanding, not through faith and spiritual understanding. Here is a great bible study website that opens up the hidden, spiritual wisdom of the word of God.


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