Chris Rock, a popular stand-up comedian, is drawing large crowds for his current “Total Blackout” comedy tour.
The routine is reportedly filled with Rock’s typical timely material, from discussing Donald Trump to teaching his daughters about racism.
What the audience couldn’t have anticipated, however, was Chris Rock’s reference to past pornography addiction.
During his routine, Rock spoke of his divorce from his ex-wife Malaak Compton Rock. The couple had been married for 16 years.
Rock admitted that pornography addiction, extra-marital affairs, and difficulty communicating contributed heavily to the divorce.
According to the Inquisitr, “Rock joked about his porn addiction causing him to be 15 minutes late everywhere he went, and how the addiction to porn negatively affected him in other ways…Rock spoke about porn causing him to not be able to look people in the eye and making him miss social cues. With therapy, Rock said he overcame his porn addiction.”
Chris Rock’s experience with pornography is not unique.
A celebrity’s life is far from common, but when it comes to pornography, Chris Rock’s story falls within the average experience.
Research shows that pornography consistently has a negative impact on marriage.
A longitudinal study of married couples found that those who used pornography more often reported lower satisfaction with their sex-life and decision-making as a couple. Pornography use was strongly and negatively related to marital quality over time.
The study stated: “The findings provide qualified support for the notion that more frequent pornography viewing—rather than simply being a proxy for the participants’ dissatisfaction with sex-life or marital decision-making—may negatively influence marital quality over time.”
It’s clear that nobody is immune from the harms of pornography.