The Drug of The Millennium: Pornography
The book, “The Drug of The Millennium: Pornography” is a fascinating story concerning the issues entailing human sexuality in the 21st century. Mark B. Kastleman, who is the author of the book, has offered a masterful analysis concerning the dominance of pornography in the human society. The mental and spiritual destruction arising from pornography to the victims has been addressed in the book. Based on the weight of the issues addressed in the book, it finds its use to a wide range of people including educators, parents and religious leaders.
Mark Kastleman, who is a professional and experienced trainer as well as a speaker, has demonstrated his expertise in the book. The experience of Mark in entertaining and educating different audiences across the US can not be ignored. This adds to his knowledge and expertise in addressing public issues. Some of the special audiences addressed by Mark include sales teams, teens, teachers, law enforcement, therapists, couples and everyone in between. The character of the author is also admirable in the sense that he has friendly style, high energy, subtle humor and commendable focus on practical real-life applications and tools for success. These aspects make him a very popular presenter hence enhancing the popularity of the book (Kantleman, 2007).
The book has been presented in a very admirable and elaborate structure. The book, “The Drug of the New Millennium” comes into two versions, “The Drug of the New Millennium – The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use,” and “The Drug of the New Millennium: The Science of How Internet Pornography Radically Alters the Human Brain and Body”. All the versions are authored by Mark and have adequately addressed the evils of Pornography as well as its scope in the human society. The first version composes of 414 pages and was published in 2001 in by Granite Publishing and Distribution press. The second version of the book is published by Power Think Publishing Press in 2007 and has a total of 225 pages. Both versions are presented in English and are very elaborate in structure (Kantleman, 2001).
The objective of the author is to enlighten and caution the society concerning the destruction arising from pornography. In this case, the author refers pornography as a disaster as well as a crisis in the contemporary society. The author says that pornography is an epidemic which is sweeping cross America among other parts of the world. The author states clearly that spouses and parents are desperate for answers concerning this epidemic which may eventually consume the human society. Mark is more concerned about the high rates of addiction, whereby he says that over 60 million people in the US are addicted at some level. The proportion of children exposed to pornography is also worrying, whereby it is over 10% (Kantleman, 2007).
According to the author, pornography has been termed as a very disastrous epidemic which ruins human brain. Mark argues that pornography alters human brain and rapidly impacts behaviors and attitudes in adults, teens and children. In this case, the author is worried about the high extend of damages arising from pornography to the human society. The core medium through which this evil if propagated is computer technology, internet, video gaming, and cell phones. Based on this scenario, the author states that each individual, be it a parent, religious leader, spouse or an educator should learn how to protect himself and their family from this brain-altering super drug (Kantleman, 2007).
The book is vividly presented through the provision of factual insights that making it authentic in to the readers. Generally the book is presented in a very interesting and enlightening manner thus making it efficient in conveying the author’s message. The author has clearly addressed the evils of pornography including sexual addiction resulting from pornography. The author has adopted a scientific approach in demonstrating the chemical composition and reactions in human brain and sexual development.
This is efficient in enhancing understanding of the readers, thus helping in realizing the objectives of the author. The author has associated pornography with other prohibited drugs like marijuana, alcohol and cocaine based on its capacity to alter the chemicals in brain. Through the use of these examples, Mark has been able to demonstrate the weight or impact of pornography in human society. Being categorized as one of the taboo topic, Mark has demonstrated his courage in explicitly and efficiently tackling the topic of pornography thus enlightening and offering a solution to many captives of the evil (Kantleman, 2001).
The book is highly interesting and very powerful in addressing the topic. The knowledge and expertise of the author in addressing the topic has made the nook to be very interesting. The authenticity of the book is beyond doubt following the explicit and extensive insights offered by the author. The book has adequately addressed the topic of pornography which has otherwise been neglected by many authors. This makes the book a very resourceful material in enlightening the world population. The provision of statistical data has been of great importance in demonstrating the magnitude of the issues addressed by the author. This makes the inferences offered in the book to be authentic (Kantleman, 2007).
The analysis and review of the book has clearly demonstrated its worth in addressing the topic of pornography. The author, Mark who is an experienced trainer and speaker has demonstrated his professionalism in writing the book. This is very evident through the insightful ideas offered by the author concerning the epidemic of pornography. The objective of the author in enlightening and offering solution to the issue of pornography has been adequately realized.
Kantleman, M. (2007). The Drug of the New Millennium- The Brain Science Behind Internet
Pornography Use. 2nd Ed. New York: Power Think Publishing Press.
Kantleman, M. (2001). The Drug of the New Millennium: The Science of How Internet
Pornography Radically Alters the Human Brain and Body. 2nd Ed. New York: Granite Publishing and Distribution Press.