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Sex Education Show vs Pornography - March 30th 2009, 11:55 PM

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Well just watched this programme (as stated in the title)
And it is horrifying, how decieved teenagers are today when it comes to their bodies.
Due to the internet, pornography pictures and videos that are around now.
Peoples perceptions have changed, and they just prefer fake stuff that isn't even real.
And whats even more shocking, is the amount of teenagers viewing porn and that ages are getting younger and younger. The average age being 11.

I mean i'm 15, and I have never even considered watching pornography let alone being a part of it!

What are your views on this topic?
Is it good that children and teenagers are watching this, and being decieved by fakery and the media?
Or should children and teenagers be protected more from this?


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Re: Sex Education Show vs Pornography - March 31st 2009, 12:00 AM

15 is to young to view and to be part of it is illegal.


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Re: Sex Education Show vs Pornography - March 31st 2009, 12:02 AM

Well yes that is correct. But i have never viewed it. Never even consider it!
Its unbelieveable that people as young as 8 are viewing it!


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Re: Sex Education Show vs Pornography - March 31st 2009, 12:03 AM

I watched this programme too.

If people want to watch porn, then let them. It's not hurting anyone else. Although i do agree that 11 is rather young! :/


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Re: Sex Education Show vs Pornography - March 31st 2009, 03:29 AM

Parents should watch their children better.

But all these facts and statistics also depend on what you consider porn. Some say it's full out sexual contact, and some say it could be just a naked picture. I also think it's different in other countries. While I can't speak for them all, when we went to Austria the teens there were less all "hush hush" about it. It was out in the open, they knew what it was, and made no big deal about it. Where us Americans were giggling at every street corner. I'd be interested to see statistics comparing various countries and so forth.

Sex is a fact of life. If you want to watch other people get all over each other, that's your deal, I don't think it should be made illegal for adults. As for young kids getting it.. if people really think putting a "Don't click here unless you're 18" thing is really going to deter majority of kids?



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Re: Sex Education Show vs Pornography - March 31st 2009, 10:01 AM

To OP:
It seemed your opinion on this whole thing was pretty negative... My Q is WHY?

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Its unbelieveable that people as young as 8 are viewing it!
You make it sound like they are doing it constantly + spank the ham as they do... (Do you know that studies show that prenatal babies are possibly masturbating in the mothers womb sometimes?)


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there is no specific "NORMAL" age for any part of the maturation process for girls and boys. Ages for starting puberty vary greatly and generally girls mature faster than boys. HOWEVER, a boy may start to fully develop at a young age of 10 or 12 and a girl might not start her menstrual cycle until 13 or 14. And the oppisite is true; a girl may have her period and develop breasts at 8-12 and a boy may not develop until early teens.


Alright, that showed me wrong... even if they do... I still don't get why it is bad.

I remember watching porn when I was a kid, but it was more out of curiosity & because folks SPECIFICALLY TOLD ME NOT TO & HID THE TAPES.


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Re: Sex Education Show vs Pornography - March 31st 2009, 02:21 PM

Does it matter? I watched porn at 11, then again I went through puberty much much earlier than most guys. I can't say it's had any bad effects on me, all it's done is made me more relaxed around nudity and given me a greater understanding of the female anatomy. As R.K said children masturbate at early ages, E.g. 3 years old in Freud's study of Little Hans, it's only natural.

Frankly I think porn is a very good tool for sex education, sex education tapes generally stop at "and this is how you have safe sex" and leave you to fill in the blanks of "so how do I actually have sex?" Porn helps you fill in those blanks.

However, I think the internet in general is a much better resource for sex education. I've learnt a lot just by being on this site and by just searching around places.

I don't think teenagers need to be protected from this more, they already are protected enough from it especially in America. Teenagers will always find a way to watch porn and it's not exactly that harmful, if anything the age for pornography should be lowered to 16. 16 year olds are old enough to legally HAVE sex, why are they not allowed to WATCH sex?
   
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