Youth today are getting the majority of their sex education from watching porn, and what it’s teaching is having a negative impact on their understanding of sex and consent.
“Tony was exposed to porn for the first time when he was eight years old. He had been viewing porn for eleven years by the time we had met.”
“Since him, I have found it so easy to put away the porn. I am in my first relationship where I have been able to say ‘I love you’ without secrets.”
“Toward the end of the relationship, when his obsession with porn seemed to be at an all-time high, he got more controlling and sexually assaulted me.”
The evidence can’t be ignored that porn does influence how people think about sex. What sexual expectations are these themes influencing our generation and the next to have?
Affirming words like “I am so proud of you! I never doubted you,” will allow your partner to feel comfortable telling you when their urges have been high.
As more and more research comes out about how porn negatively affects consumers and relationships, a lot of porn’s problems are no big secret anymore.
It’s no secret that the adolescent brain is unique from that of adults, but what is it exactly that makes the teenage brain so different, and is it all bad?
This study shows concrete evidence that viewing pornography can seriously impair males’ satisfaction with their own relationships.
“Porn cameras have no interest in sensual activities. They are only into penetration. This is not how we authentically desire.”
The real result of consuming porn as a couple is an overall decrease in relationship quality—the exact opposite of what the porn industry promises and what so many couples expect.
Many people turn to porn to escape problems. Unfortunately, studies show that porn can actually leave consumers feeling worse off than before they clicked.