null What about the issue of young people looking at pornography on the internet?

What about the issue of young people looking at pornography on the internet?

It is normal for young people to be curious about pornography, and to look at it on the internet, it is also absolutely normal for them to be disinterested in pornography!

Viewing pornography can be a very destructive means of early education about sexuality and relationships. It’s very important for young people to understand that graphic and sensational pictures of naked men and women, body parts such as breasts, vaginas (vulvas), penises and all manner of sexual intercourse positions may seem exciting, but it’s simply not reality.

Pornography has the potential to negatively impact on sexual experiences. It can shape what and how young less experienced people think sex will be like; how they believe men and women should look and how they should act sexually. 

Pornography commonly portrays women and sometimes men enjoying the experience of being treated badly, even violently. This is usually a completely false representation of what is really going on.

Discussion question

A useful discussion question about pornography could be prompted by asking students "Why is it that pornography does not show sex as a loving kind of thing?"

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