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Old 08-18-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Recently I've been hooked on reading that porn actually does have a physical, measurable effect on the brain.

Read here: Your Brain On Porn | Evolution has not prepared your brain for today's Internet porn.

or

Watch here:


TEDxGlasgow - Gary Wilson - The Great Porn Experiment - YouTube

VERY in depth here:

Your Brain On Porn Series: Porn Addiction | Your Brain On Porn

Now in my research on this topic in the past week (I've been on vacation and I'm a little obsessive, so when I find an interesting topic I can go for hours on end just digesting info) a few different sources say that mostly boys at 10 year olds begin to seek out sex on the internet and MOST of them do find it.

In this forum here:
Pornography Addiction
There are posters that are young (late teens, early 20's) who admit that they became addicted to porn on the internet at 12, 11, and in their early teens. And that they are desperately trying to change themselves and have wasted much of their life away watching porn.

All these studies find that being addicted to internet porn can be life altering, not in a good way. Read up on it before you tell me it's a normal thing. A boy "loving himself" may be normal, but internet porn is about way more than just the act.

Here's the question...

Recently we had a huge thread about teenagers being caught having sex. Many people said "Not my kid, not my house."

So we all know your son or daughter has all these raging hormones as a teenager and they are going to take care of it somehow.

Would you rather they get addicted to porn leading them down a road to who knows what... read the research to see.

OR

Would you rather they develop a healthy sex life with real people?


Discussion is open..
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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Where is the "neither of the above" choice? We had the same raging hormones years ago, with no internet, and no sex as a young teen. We managed.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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1) This is not a parenting topic, and should be in Great Debates or P&OC.

2) Get a hobby.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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"Would you rather be tortured by water or fire?"

How is this topic meaningful?
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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Would you prefer your young teen be sexually active or be addicted to porn?

Neither.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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For the love of Pete, again? Not a parenting topic.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Do you have a kid that's addicted to porn? Do you need advice from other parents as to how to handle it?

If you don't, then I find this preoccupation with other people's kids and their sex lives somewhat creepy and I sure ain't gonna discuss my child and what I "would rather".
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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Oh puhleze.

THere's a whole debate about catching your teen having sex in this section. Lots swore that they wouldn't allow it.

It's fine for the parenting section because it comes down to asking parents - what if you are screwing up their brain and how it develops by not allowing them to develop normal relationships and steps of growing up..
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Where is the "neither of the above" choice? We had the same raging hormones years ago, with no internet, and no sex as a young teen. We managed.

Agreed!
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Oh puhleze.

THere's a whole debate about catching your teen having sex in this section. Lots swore that they wouldn't allow it.

It's fine for the parenting section because it comes down to asking parents - what if you are screwing up their brain and how it develops by not allowing them to develop normal relationships and steps of growing up..
Are a lot of people making their teenagers watch porn and thereby messing them up? Or are you saying that not allowing teenagers to be sexually active is messing them up--in which case, what does porn addiction have to do with it?
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