Former Miss America: Nude Photos, Porn Create ‘Unrealistic Expectations Which Destroy Relationships’

Kirsten Haglund

Kirsten Haglund, a former Miss America, is raising flags about the effect that nude photos and porn are having on American society.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, in Germany keeping nude photos of girlfriends are now illegal based upon a court ruling that said the right to privacy trumps ownership rights when it comes to the photos and videos. The porn industry is also complaining that free porn videos are destroying their business.

Haglund believes that pornography can become an “addiction of sorts” and says exposure over the long term can harm people’s relationship:

“It portrays an unrealistic view of women and that, perpetuated, destroys relationships. Unrealistic expectations destroy relationships. Practice makes permanent. If you continue to practice doing the same thing the wrong way it’s going to become addiction, it’s going to destroy your life. If you can start just one or a few times a week making the right choice … I believe that guys have that self-control, because I’ve seen guys recover from it.”

But it is not just explicit nude photos and porn that are the problem according to Haglund. She says that city’s billboards and America’s malls are filled with images of scantily clad women and that marketing has fed into the porn addiction:

“It’s a very complex issue. It involves the sexuality hyper-sexuality of women and girls at younger and younger ages, but then for guys too it feeds into sex addiction and all of these issues. It’s an issue of feminism with the way that women are portrayed and why we continue to hold them up as sexual objects in the media, so there’s a lot of problems represented here in advertising. It’s really a reflection of our own brokenness in this country with why we choose to see women that way and why we demand that of advertisements and fashion.”

Haglund is not the only celebrity to think this way. For example, Jessica Alba refuses to do nude scenes:

“I don’t want my grandparents to see my boobs. That’s it. It would be weird at Christmas. And, I mean, really, if you look at the movies I have done, getting naked would never ‘elevate’ the picture.”

Even actresses who consent to doing nude scenes have noted how naked videos put a strain on dating. For example, Emmy Rossum’s nude scenes affect the initial stages of getting to know a boyfriend:

“It’s definitely weird on first dates when guys have already seen your boobs. I feel like it gives guys the wrong idea about me because Fiona is so open with her sexuality, but I feel like I’m not that liberated at all. So when I’m in character, it feels like I’m playing pretend, it feels like I’m in that head space and it’s very easy for me in a certain way to do that.”

Do you agree with the former Miss American Kirsten Haglund that porn is destroying relationships in America?