Internet Porn harmless for adolescents, sex researchers find

    "Sex Researchers suggest not to worry about the flood of nude movies on the internet"

    In its cover story, German magazine "Der Spiegel" shows how Germans are more relaxed about sexuality: in spite the world wide porn hysteria, science was unable to show that the availability of internet porn is damaging to adolescents or children. 

  • derspiegel-coverFeminist Alice Schwarzer advises women to drop boy friends  that insist on porn consumption. If all women followed such feminist advice, there would be no relationships left in this nation.
  • Canadian sex researcher Simon Lajeunesse failed to find 20 young men that were not yet polluted by the ever present porn flood. "We could not find a single one", he said.
  • In every school yard, every computer, cell phone, game console is a potential porn player.
  • Even more so, every owner of a cell phone is a potential porn producer or porn star. Women take a leading role sending their own photos and movies to their partners or their crushes. This is called "sexting".
  • At the end of relationships, some disgruntled men posts such porn on the internet. This genre is called "revenge porn".
  • 18th century archeologists found huge amounts of smut images under the ashes of Pompeii: man with man, women with woman, gods with goats, anal, oral, vaginal. These shocking images were shamefully hidden in secret museums and could be watched only by men who could prove legitimate research interest.
  • Research is unambiguous: 12, 13 year olds are not endangered, not damaged by porn. They don’t start sex earlier, don’t have more partners, have no more pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, abortions then earlier generations without the internet sex. Sex information even has a potential positive effect as sex education.
  • The English "children’s commissioners" report concluded, in 2013, that a causal relationship between porn and risky behaviors can not be shown.
  • Meta researcher Eric Owens reports in the New York Times that no conclusions can be drawn. A few studies find negative effects, such as violent porn may influence children from already problematic families, or Porn creating negative body images. Others find the opposite.
  • Human-Stupidity Analysis

    1. The negative effects are probably false, a confirmation bias. After all, the powerful feminist and religious dogmatics are eager to prove that porn is terribly damaging.  Porn must be really harmless to children and adults, if a large part of research results dodges feminist and religious dogma and finds no harm, even in adolescents.
    2. As Human-Stupidity would expect, "Der Spiegel" reports that moral panic and sex laws in themselves are detrimental:  giving minors access to porn is a felony. Thus educators and teachers can not teach responsible use of porn, nor clarify doubts, by watching porn with the minors.

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    Pornography is replacing inadequate sex education lessons

    Sex education is boring, based on the "don’t do model".  In the US it is even worse: “There is abstinence-only sex education, and there’s abstinence-based sex ed,” said Leslie Kantor, vice president of education for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “There’s almost nothing else left in public schools.” . So students as young as 11, find the ubiquitous and easily available porn as their source of sex ed.  child-computer

    Across the country, the approach ranges from abstinence until marriage is the only acceptable choice, contraceptives don’t work and premarital sex is physically and emotionally harmful, to abstinence is usually best, but if you must have sex, here are some ways to protect yourself from pregnancy and disease. The latter has been called “disaster prevention” education by sex educators who wish they could teach more; a dramatic example of the former comes in a video called “No Second Chances,” which has been used in abstinence-only courses. In it, a student asks a school nurse, “What if I want to have sex before I get married?” To which the nurse replies, “Well, I guess you’ll just have to be prepared to die.”   […] Teaching Good Sex

    Children and adolescents think that porn sex, with gagging, anal sex, coming in the face is the norm.

    There is a lack of sex education that teaches kids to critically consume porn and understand that real sex is not exactly like in genitally focused hard core porn.

    These very important issues will be described in detail in the following press reports and scientific papers.


    Human-Stupidity Side notes: 

    The legal morass of idiotic adolescent sex laws and CP laws

    Human-Stupidity can not resist to mention taboo issues forgotten in the newspaper reports:  there are serious legal pitfalls to adolescent and childhood sexuality, due to child porn witch hunt and teenage sexuality taboos. For children to avoid these, they would have to be actively taught that groping a girl’s ass is sexual assault, consensual doctor play is a felony, consensual adolescent sex is a heinous crime (depending on complex age of consent laws with even more comples age of consent exceptions.)

    Furthermore Human-Stupidity has the tenacity to dare mention that children must never see anything sexual or erotic related to their own age but are obliged to watch only big tit and big dicks in over 18 year old porn.  Worse, children or adolescents photographing themselves is a heinous crime that somehow victimizes themselves according to the voodoo theory of child porn.

    Any child or adolescent that would creatively dare to re-enact some porn scenes in the privacy of their home, with their friend and some home camera, will find out that this is one of the most heinous crimes in existence. Even if the behavior is harmless fully dressed dancing (see Knox vs. USA) or stripping, even if it is filming adolescent sex that is perfectly legal according to age of consent laws, it is heinous crime.  Filming harmless acts people do all the time is a worse crime then beating up people and comparable to clubbing someone to death.

    I wonder why nobody ever mentions that children see child porn all the time. Children just need to look into the bath room mirror while they shower, or look at their partner in doctor play. How to explain child pornography laws to children seems an impossible task. Even more impossible because to a rational person from another planet these laws make no sense whatsoever.

    I really wish that the sex educators could explain such aspects of adult idiocy to critically thinking children.

    But I digress, I am sorry. Let us return to the issue of this post: Children and adolescents use porn to learn about sexuality, because sex education in school sucks.


    Detailed press reports about sex education and children’s porn use


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    The X-rated alternative to inadequate sex education

    New research suggests pupils look to pornography for answers

    It involves anal sex as a matter of course. It can include images of women being choked or gagged. It is not uncommon for it to feature an ambiguous version of consent, in which "no" can mean "that sounds like fun".

    And yet pornography is increasingly serving as a substitute for adequate sex education, new research has found.

    Researchers Maree Crabbe and David Corlett conducted 140 interviews internationally, with pupils, teachers and professionals from the porn industry, and presented their findings in London last week. On average, they said, most pupils will watch porn for the first time at the age of 11. […]

    The researchers argue that the failure of sex education to address the positive aspects of sex drives pupils to seek further explanation in porn.

    "Discussion of sex and intimacy is too often avoided in schools," the Australian researchers said, presenting their findings at a conference at London University’s Institute of Education this week. "Porn has become a cultural mediator in how young people are understanding and experiencing sex. Porn is our most prominent sex educator."

    And the sex education community admits there is truth in these findings. Mary Clegg (pictured, right), chair of the British Association of Sexual Educators, confirms this. "A lot of our sex education is based on a don’t-do model," she said. "But young people are hungry for more explicit information. They’re curious and they’re hormone-driven." […]

    Pupils similarly assume that practices such as anal sex and ejaculation in women’s faces are a normal part of any sexual encounter. "The first time I had sex, I decided to go anal," one boy said. "She didn’t like that."

    The researchers reported that 88 per cent of scenes in porn films show physical aggression, such as choking, gagging or spanking. This aggression is overwhelmingly directed at female performers. Nonetheless, the women always appear to enjoy the experience.

    "Some guys have this perception that, if they just do it anyway, it’ll be amazing," one teenage girl said. "They just try and slip it in the other hole. It’s not really about asking any more – it’s all about doing and hoping for the best."

    "You want to grab her hair and pull it back," a male interviewee added. "I mean, it’s a turn-on."

    Acknowledging the difficulty of preventing access to porn, the researchers suggested that sex education lessons should therefore equip teenagers with the skills necessary to evaluate what they see.

    "To be unable to critique imagery is equivalent to being illiterate in the modern world," they said. "We need to help young people to resist peer-group pressure to consume porn or to respond to partners’ requests for sex they’ve seen in porn."

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