Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Teens and Porn, Part II

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It’s going to be uncomfortable, both for you and for them.  Your stomach might be in knots, your palms sweaty, and about 50 times, you will ask yourself if you really have to have this conversation with your teen about pornography.

Yes, unfortunately, you do.  And here is why:

{1}  As we talked about in the last post about porn, the chance is high that your teen has been or will be exposed to porn.  Accidental exposure or intentional exposure is still exposure and they are going to need your guidance so they can avoid its clutches.

{2}  Porn affects how people view women.  If you have a daughter and she views porn, she’s just found a whole new raft of people to whom she can compare herself.  Does she know that much of what she has seen as been altered, enhanced, shaved, perfected?  Does she know the often cruel conditions in which many of these “stars” live? Does she know that women are not meant to be dominated, controlled, or slaves?  If you have a son, what expectations will he have of his wife or his girlfriend?  What happens when the luster wears off or there is weight gain and stretch marks?  

What are the other 2 reasons?  Come join me at The Whatever Girls.  We will continue our conversation over there.  (comments closed here so we can all chat there)