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4 Dangerous Ways Porn has Changed
Understanding Exposure and Access, Content, the Sexual Effects can help you understand the issue of pornography and overcome it yourself and help those you love do the same.

Pornography has changed and more importantly is changing us. Constantly we are seeing more and more sexual abuse and pornography addiction in the news. Pornography effects all, especially the young.

The amount of time, young kids spend on mobile devices has tripled since 2013. This is concerning for most parents and youth counselors. Pornography is constantly available. The intimidating thing for parents is knowing how “everyday media” exposes and grooms kids for pornography use.  Although intimidating, there are actions parents can take to make a difference for their kid. Parents can be educated and given the tools to teach kids healthy views and attitudes towards sex, pornography and relationships. Through education about the issue of pornography parents will increase their ability to help themselves and their families.

 

So WHAT has changed and WHY does it matter?!?

Exposure & Access

The internet has changed the ability to access information. This is particularly true with pornography. Even within the “safety” of movies and television, sexually suggestive images are more common. Children now only have to click the highlighted box saying they are eighteen to access pornography (YouTube). The internet has sped up the media input in day to day lives.

 

With high speeds and easy access, exposure age for girls and boys combined has dropped to an average of 9 years old.  A  9 year old mind is not developed enough to understand such complex emotional, physical, and social implications that pornography is teaching them.  They likely haven't had personal experience with sex and so pornography becomes their teacher.  This is why it is so important that parents become their source and talk early and often about sex.

 

Kids with proactive parents can seperate real sex from pornography a little easier.  Anyone who view pornography feels shame and disconnection afterwords and this is no different with first exposure.  Parents who have established a relationship with their kids where they can talk about things like sex will be more likely to have kids opening up about their first exposure to pornography.

Content

Pornography clips have been cut in length by almost 600% . Getting cut from these clips are the stories. Pornography now is straight to penetration sex, with less and less character build up. Pornography typically is only about the physical sensations of an individual, no longer including an emotional connection. Individuals rarely finish these clips which lead them to more and more explicit contents as they watch multiple videos.

 

Sex as a means of connecting to another human has been traded in for sex as a way to get your own physical pleasure. This is causing a lot of problems for a lot of people only one being PIED or Pornography Induced Erectile Disfunction. 

Sexual Effects & Frequency

Your perception becomes your reality.

Those who watch pornography typically watch between 5-10 times a week. This frequency is heightened when individuals watch 5 clips each use. There seems to be an endless supply of novelty within internet porn.

Pornography is having such a big influence on young people that we are seeing a new phenomenon called Pornography Induced Erectile Dysfunction (PIED).  This is occurring to young men because their expectations are way beyond the reality of sex. Their perception of what sex is has retaught their brain that sex is with a screen

What Else is Coming

As pornography continues to change, companies have made a significant effort to appeal to women. They have targeted more audience with apps that allow an individual to feel emotionally part of the story, which commonly has more appeal to women than men. This emotional hook leads to all types of pornography from interactive chat, to consuming video pornographers.

 

The newest development in the pornography business mirrors the growth of VR and Social media. As video games become more realistic individuals struggle to separate pornographic video games from reality.

So what do you do to change the seemingly inevitable outcome of being exposed to pornography for you or your family?
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