Raised on Porn

Raised on Porn

2021, Sexuality  -   3 Comments
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In today's highly connected world, children are becoming more and more exposed to pornography at younger ages. Now, all it takes is just a simple click of a mouse or swipe of a screen, and they are exposed to a veritable flood or deluge of pornography - whether they wanted to see it or not. Porn exposure is a cause of concern for parents as they try to protect their children's innocence for as long as possible.

Over the years, many studies have shown that the ready accessibility of online pornography is a serious threat to children's mental and sexual health. It has become so pervasive that children as young as six or seven are regularly exposed to porn at least once a week and through online videos.

This early exposure to pornography brings about great anxiety for the child. They are afraid, embarrassed, disgusted and angry, curious, excited and of course, shocked and very sad after viewing pornography. But beyond the myriad of conflicting emotions, viewing porn brings even more detrimental and adverse effects to children.

Porn exposure distorts how young people view sex and sexuality in general. Since pornography often portrays forced or violent sex scenes, young boys begin to view women as sexual objects that exist purely for their pleasure instead of vibrant human beings worthy of respect.

When young girls, on the other hand, watch pornography, it negatively impacts their self-esteem, and not knowing any better, will think it is normal to see themselves as sexual objects and to accept abusive behaviors, including rape.

Due to a combination of curiosity and impulse control mechanisms that are not yet fully developed, pornography can also lead to children and adolescents engaging in sexual activities earlier and with more than one partner. More partners, coupled with the lack of knowledge about reproductive health, dramatically increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, and even abortion.

Finally, the younger you are when exposed to porn, the greater the risk of developing porn addiction. The more children consume porn, the higher the chances that as they grow older, they will become addicted.

Brain scans of porn addicts are highly similar to those of drug addicts, and the same brain centers are triggered, and just like being addicted to drugs, it is tough to break the addiction. Porn addicts describe going through withdrawal symptoms if they don't get their porn fix, and what's worse, the porn they consume gets more intense, extreme and even illegal as their brains are always looking for more.

When these children get older and get married, chances are it will end in divorce due to extramarital affairs or just general unhappiness due to porn addiction and from keeping it a secret from their significant other.

"Raised On Porn" is an eye-opening investigation of what happens when children are exposed to porn. It is definitely worth the watch and pushes society to have these difficult conversations with our children to help protect them.

Directed by: Benjamin Nolot

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3 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Mail Inshit

    I believe the youth of today has more access to pron than we did 20+ years ago when growing up. But it wasn't like that internet didn't have pron everywhere for free back in the late 90's to early 2000's, rather that we did not have quite the immense selection and quality as there is today on the internet.
    I was recently chatting with a friend about a pron meme that may prove this documentary's point. The meme was a complete SFW screenshot, but of a pronstar blow j video that said, "You know who this is. I just want you to one, that I know, that you know."
    My friend and I both admitted to one another that we indeed remembered her face from seeing that pron vid so many years ago (probably in our mid to late teens). Obviously the truth, like most good jokes, was hilarious.

    I don't feel that pron has ruined my life or that I am addicted, as least not like I used to be. But I'm also happily married to a beautiful woman who I love very much. And we're open with the fact that mismasturbation is still something each of us do from time to time. I have found in my personal experience that pron did make me think about sex and view women as sexual beings more, but I never saw them as JUST objects. I saw them as people, as peers, with unique identities of course. Just as unique people with sexy boobs and asses. And you know what? That's healthy, right?
    People are sexual beings. I believe people that grew up before internet were often sexually dysfunctional and sociopathically objectifying of women too. The big difference was that they had to enact their fetishes secretly or on real women in society, rather than being able to vicariously experience their sexual fetishes in the internet. So perhaps there is a trade off here. Just because you're able to identify more children watching pron, doesn't necessarily mean that people before weren't also exposed to pron or sexual activities at a young age. Let's be real now. I know they were because they banged enough that here I am!
    When I was younger and did watch more pron, it did make me feel guilty, hurt my self esteem, and contributed to my depression. But then again, most young people feel guilty, have low self esteem and get depressed. Being a teenager was an emotional roller coaster for sure!
    Anyway, I don't know what my overall point is here. I just thought I can relate. Sometimes the future brings new problems. But with new problems comes new solutions, hopefully!

    Thanks for making and maintaining this website. I really appreciate it!
    Much love y'all!

  2. Aubrey

    Who do we have to thank for the sick perversion that rules our lives? None other than in the old days, our famed silver screen and the perverts that ruled Hollywood.
    First, just about every movie you saw had all the glamour goons and gals with a cigarrete hanging out of their mouth. Magic place for free advertising and money for greedy moguls. Next it was booze. Another victory for for the corrupters. Then it was war! how many of the so called war movies were hyped up to be the in thing. Join and go and kill, or be killed. For what? So that some greedy son of a Witch[I didn't swear] can get rich making weapons!.
    How long before drugs, prostitution and everything else that destroys was put up on the silver screen? Best way to advertise to all and sundry. Think, any better way?.

    It takes a lot longer to build than it takes to destroy. Are powers that be - using this mind sickening ploy to try and keep populatoin in check?
    They were not very successful with covid were they? Or any of the many attemps prior.
    Makes you DRINK, not THINK!!.

  3. wordfrequencyanagramsareforspergs

    i'll wait for "raised on PR"