Paul Bernardo’s lustful and diverted sexual desires sprouted from the influence of pornography. Pornography caused him to fixate on anal intercourse, and violent, dominant sex. Pornography also played a large role in his lust for younger virgins, and the ever apparent satomasifism as seen on tape.
Paul Bernardo, during his teenage years became slowly infatuated with women mostly because of his obsession with porn films. At the time film was enough to feed his growing desire for kinky sex. He was content to just watch and not act out what he saw on the videos. Through the steady diet of grotesque video’s he became of aware of the type of women he wanted through what he saw. He lusted a women who was submissive and eager to please. This was the beginning of his abnormal sexual behavior. One year out of high school, Paul began his journey into the world of sexual control were he dated a sixteen year old high school student. This girl perfectly fit the description of Pauls ideal in being naive and unsophisticated. Over the three and one half years Paul was with her he used her like his personal sex toy. Throughout the entire relationship he convinced her that what they were doing was acceptable behavior. An example of his acceptable behavior was wrapping a piece of twine around her neck while he sodomized her. The twine only satisfied Bernardo for a time. Later, a knife became part of his “kit.” These mercenary acts were all influenced by porno films.
Paul became aroused with the power to be the master in his sexual acts and he couldn’t get enough. One night in October of 1993 Paul seemed to be a magnet to Karla Homoka. The minute the two met, their relationship set off like a missile. Karla suffered love at first sight, with his looks, charm and maturity she couldn’t go wrong. Karla was just the type of women Bernardo desired. She was good-looking, had a great body was naive and trusting, someone he could control, dominate and use as his personal sex toy. There sex life fired into action and the two were constantly searching for new adventures. The pair began having anal sex with Paul pulling a electrical cord around her own neck while his camera recorded the moment. The two’s intimacy seemed to have no limits. When it came to their desires, their urges were unstoppable. Karla was like a dream come true for Paul because she resembled the women in the Salacious video’s Paul watched. This made Pauls sex life feral knowing that he had a tremendous opportunity with Karla and all his sexual fantasies could be carried out.
Karla appeared as though she would go to all lengths to please her persuasive and controlling lover. She was controlled by Paul that she helped him drug and rape her younger sister Tammy. She even performed oral sex on her to please her demented lover, while Paul filmed the event. This new world of sexual dementia brought Paul to abduct the teen Leslie Mahaffy. Bernardo kept her for a day, during which he satisfied his lusts, videotaping the assaults for later pleasure. Mahaffy had to refer to Bernardo as master as he raped her. Ten months later Bernardo struck again kidnapping Kristen French. Bernardo inflicted similar hideous atrocities to his 3rd victim as he had done before. Pauls putrescent fantasies, brought upon by his early encounters with sex, altered his interests and enticed his mind. Becoming remiss of his partners and being remorseless to their presence, he chose to act in such a barbarous way. He only cared about his sexual satisfaction and felt that nothing could stand in the way of his demented fantasies.
Indoctrinated in his mind at an early age, were demented ideas of what sexual fulfillment should be. Paul Bernardo grew to become the remorseless, dysfunctional person he is today because of his early experiences. Suffering from uncontrollable erotic sensations which compelled him to carry out his inhuman acts he struggled to please his immense sexual appetite, his many deranged fantasies were a result of his interest in pornographic material which fixated his mind on limitless, controlling sex. If Bernardo was subject to different intellectual material as a child Paul may have chosen a different path to follow.