New Zealand running star Nick Willis shifted the focus of his shock admission to pornography addiction to “the women and girls” who are being exploited by the industry.
The 32-year-old Olympic silver medallist revealed at the weekend via his Facebook page that he had been “porn-free” for two and a half years.
The post received global attention given his status in athletics. “Porn makes you think you are having sexual needs met, but really they are hollow and leave you feeling empty and lonelier than before. Basically, pornography is a very unnatural (and very temporary) solution that people use to satisfy a natural desire. Pornography will not and cannot love you back,” Willis wrote.
On his Facebook page he provides a link to:
“Traffickers force girls into pornography for psychological control” and he adds:
“I think it is extremely important to shift the focus of this issue to the real victims, the women and girls who are being exploited because of the high demand for porn.
“Even if someone thinks there’s no harm for themselves in viewing a little porn here and there (despite the extensive research that refutes this), there are real victims being exploited to provide that viewing content.”