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Why porn is bad?

For many teens, pornography has become a default sex teacher. Children and adolescents are exposed to pornography that affects the sexual lives of young people in large numbers, at a young age, and with a wide variety of content.

Research from around the world shows that pornography is equally harmful to young people and adults. Some of the effects are very disturbing, especially the contribution of pornography to sexual violence.

But with sexually explicit content still accessing online is very easy, there are ways we can reduce this harm to young people, from providing better education in school to developing more moral pornography.

Effects of Pornography: What Research Says

Pornography can change sexual interests, attitudes and relationships. It takes the form of “sex scripts”, provides behavioural patterns and guides sexual expectations, with studies looking for links between viewing pornography and contrasting anal intimacy, unprotected sex, and much more.

Watching pornography can reduce a man’s satisfaction in a relationship. And for women, the use of pornography by male partners can reduce intimacy, reduce self-esteem and physical embarrassment, or force sexual intercourse.

Moral Obscenity and Better Education

Comprehensive sex education in schools is important for providing alternative, age-appropriate material on sexuality.

Parents may be concerned that teaching pornography in schools will encourage students to discover it, but there is no indication that this is the case.

Pornography courses can teach young people to respond more critically, helping them to evaluate and respond to the effects of pornography.  For example, “In the Picture” is a great way for schools to help young people navigate explicit sexual content online everywhere.

Such efforts work. In a Dutch long-term study, the more young people learned about the use of pornography from their school sex education, the less likely they were to view women as sex objects.

Relations

Popular xxx girls dress like porn stars and do what a porn star does. Pornography is so easily accessible. You see people in class on their phones; just in.

The quote comes from a 17-year-old girl in a recent UK government investigation into sexual harassment and sexual harassment in schools. But while pornography has been blamed for its effects on relationships – especially among teenagers, research has focused on adults. And the results are contradictory.

Sex Life

Puran has long been accused of linking couples’ sex lives. This may be due to the type of pornography used, with research showing that men who viewed more pornography were less satisfied with their sex lives. But in the case of women, it was just the opposite.

Addiction

Among the many negative effects of pornography, addiction is usually high on the list.

A Cambridge University study comparing pornography addiction to drug addiction found that the two stimulate the brain in the same way.

CONCLUSION

Watching pornography is associated with many problems for individuals and society at large – but for every study to spoil it, the other clears its name. Often, the evidence is mixed, and research methods and study sizes have their own limitations.

Will the future of deeper pornography bring more dangers?  It is too early to say.