Teens Hooked on Porn

Teens Hooked on Porn

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Teens Hooked on PornDocumentary looking at how British teenagers are increasingly being tempted by the limitless porn available on the Internet, with some becoming addicts. Three of them tell their stories of differing use of porn and their battles to overcome its lure, providing a unique insight into a part of what it's like growing up today.

Whether they live in America, Britain, or elsewhere, most teenage boys have been exposed to some form of pornography. But the Internet has radically escalated that exposure - to the point at which many adolescents are addicted.

This program follows the stories of teenage porn addicts as they struggle with the issues that drive their behavior - although not all are open to soul-searching. Darryl, age 17, doesn’t think he has a problem, but 16-year-old Malcolm has recognized his addiction and has begun seeing a therapist.

Colin, age 14 and a devout Christian, needs help too but is unsure about approaching his pastor. All of their stories are tied together by issues of anger, aggression, and inhibition, and raise questions about the role of parents.

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Ankur
Ankur
5 years ago

The Documentary should not have those visuals in the starting...that just inverts the thought process with which you sat to watch the video!!

Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago

This isn't Teens hooked on Porn, this is the wrong documentary lol

Mahns Vula
Mahns Vula
9 years ago

c'mon thats life..

haolehonu
haolehonu
10 years ago

dude needs to clean his fingernails...gross!

John Smith
John Smith
11 years ago

This is silly, you can no more get addicted to porn than to comedies or crime dramas. The only thing I've seen that was even more stupid was a film about fast food addiction.

Lary9
Lary9
12 years ago

It's a very volatile issue and not as simple as---"if you've got an itch then scratch it." After all, the human libido is a powerful central organizing overlord of the personality and sex is anything but a casual social experience. I've seen a good survey of everything porn-wise in my life and one thing is certain to me.... there's a difference between the kinds of erotic imagery that promote intimacy, sharing and growth and the "hardcore porn" that depicts sexual love as selfish sexual aggression and exploitation which seeks to shock and stimulate. While all these variants strike me as acceptable on occasion between consenting couples, to practice sex routinely in the more depersonalizing, more carnally aggressive form is troubling at best and like the therapist said..."it strikes me as unhealthy" too. There's just something inherently isolating about the practice of habitual auto-eroticism to the exclusion of shared sexuality within a respectful relationship. IMHO, young people, especially, need to learn first about intimacy and sexuality, then they can role play and test the boundaries of sexuality. Life is a marathon, not a sprint---and pornography feels too much like a sprint to me.

PaulLambeth
PaulLambeth
12 years ago

This isn't really representative, in my view. Maybe Daryll's the most typical, but most people recognise the unnaturalness of most professional porn. Few people are like Malcolm or Tom: so overwhelmed by it that they need to seek advice and block themselves from it. With most people, there is a phase that in time goes and does not distort how people view women, sex or - worst - relationships.

Carl Frodge
Carl Frodge
12 years ago

Ugh...I wish we had sex ed in school here in the US...

Carl Frodge
Carl Frodge
12 years ago

I gotta be honest, porn has helped me in a lot more ways than it has harmed me. (It has harmed me in 0 ways)
But after watching porn, I have:
-gained a better appreciation for the female body
-gained a better understanding of the female body
-gained a respect and acceptance of myself and my body
...and a bunch of other similar things.

I think Lukas is absolutely wrong in his response.

Carl Frodge
Carl Frodge
12 years ago

I don't like how this doc makes it out like porn is a bad thing.

frantic1971
frantic1971
12 years ago

Oh c'mon! "Porn addiction"? What a joke! This belongs in the same category of "science" that once claimed that masturbating caused blindness. Teen boys are at the stage in their life when hormones are at their max and it is only natural to want to explore and experience their sexuality. And don't even get me started with the claim that watching porn is going to turn thousands of young men into serial rapists....

Tzvika Ronen
Tzvika Ronen
12 years ago

how do u guys get addicted? yeah i watch porn but i watch it when i don't have something to do although if there wasn't any porn at all i would go crazy just wanting to see it i'm not sure how people 30 years ago didn't watch porn cuz they didn't have computers and they turned out ok

javier00
javier00
12 years ago

Of course you need to teach the right values too to have respect in yourself and all the others too. And to do something in your life.. have ambitions, motivation.

javier00
javier00
12 years ago

I think you should learn to enjoy porn when you are a single, alone and feeling horny. Then you want to please yourself by viewing the material.. but you must after live on with your life not to get addicted and have love in your life.. with your family members, friends, in your work, hobbies, studies.. and then eventually you´ll find your attractive one who you will also have sex and love together.. this cures everything. With teenagers the parents are a lot responsible to show the way and have love in the family. Of course you need to teach the right values too to have respect in yourself and all the others too. And to do something in your life.. have ambitions, motivation.

leigh pierce
leigh pierce
12 years ago

I have been addicted to porn for 20 odd years now and can say that it has perhaps made me feel so lonely in my adult life - I am 37 years old now and still single after 10 years. The strange thing is porn addiction can quite often happen to very up right moralistic people, the type of people where the subject of sex was taboo in their family, this often makes matters worst and family's should learn to open up more about sexual matters and not just leave it to school education and your mates!. The other thing I could relate to in the documentary is the fact that too often when we are not expressing our selves, the anger can build up and that anger is released partly through porn, so hence the addiction. I want to thank the makers of this program for the insights it has given me and I prey for all those that also have had and have my problem with porn. It is a real devastating problem for some people and can really turn you from a happy joyous person in to a sad loner, maybe not over night but gradually until one day you may find your self a lonely person who has spunked (quite literally ) a big part of your life up the wall! - As inferred in the program I think the first stage is to getting help once you realize you have a problem and to open up with someone you can trust. I was also bullied at school and can see now how this can trigger porn. Hope my comment helps someone else.

Rutger Vuister
Rutger Vuister
12 years ago

People are really blowing this out of proportion, i watched porn multiple times every day during my puberty, nothing wrong with that. The whole porn thing stops as soon as you get a girlfriend, a real life person that actually touches your wee wee :P and because of the massive variety of porn if you search enough you can almost always find a visual representation of your fantasies so your creativity is driven as well. Plus when you finally have sex it's ten times better because you want it so bad. The only bad thing about porn is that the way the women are treated is not realistic and your should separate fantasy en reality, but you will learn that when your girlfriend gets pissed because your tried to stick it up the backdoor xD

Angelica Guerrero
Angelica Guerrero
12 years ago

I don't have a problem with viewing pornography, as long as it doesn't present an obstacle in your life.

sofiamyrriam
sofiamyrriam
12 years ago

Hello.I am European and surprised, because i find that really native usamerican teen girls are in porn,like FTVs etc. Firts time i have since they are aest european girls. Why teen girls do that is my question? Ninfo, crazy haeds, drugs, famally problems, money, etc? In America whith is life level i never suppose nothing like that.
Best regards to all.

sofiamyrriam
sofiamyrriam
12 years ago

I am European and surprise now because i find that are really native usamerican teen girls in net porn, like FTVs etc. Firts time have since they are east european girls,etc.
Why american teens do that, is my question? Nifo, crazy heads,drogs,familly problems,money? In America with the big live level i never suppose nothing like that.

Dave Campbell
Dave Campbell
12 years ago

Damn Chris

koalagirl23
koalagirl23
12 years ago

I don't think that it's unnatural for young people (girls and guys) to watch porn overall, but I worry it will set unnatural standards for both sexes to a) live up to and B) expect from the opposite sex.

Young adults will feel they don't look the same as the men/women in porn that their penis/breasts aren't big enough and inadvertently may really not understand how intimate and serious having sex with someone can be, while of course may lead to low self esteem from trying to live up to the images and pressures seen in porn. You can really feel how uncomfortable the girls were about how the guys were viewing porn, and like they didn't feel they lived up to what was going on. The girl hit it on the head when she said "You just think aren't I enough?" Plenty of women end of feeling this way and sometimes men do too.

I also worry that they are getting their tips on how to have sex from porn as well. These parents should be talking to their children about what to expect and what sexual intercourse can be like, without stifling their sexual desires or telling them that sex is wrong.

Simply put, there is a time and place and a maturity level that should be present, and how it is in porn, is a very exaggerated version of what can happen in real life.

EmilyB
EmilyB
12 years ago

In my opinion, I believe some pornography is OK, but as with anything once it begins to take control of your life that's when it becomes a problem. There will always be pornography, but I think that to reduce the risk of it becoming a problem, we must as a society change our taboos and views on sexuality. I have had the great fortune of living in two different cultures where sexuality is viewed differently in both places. The place where sexuality is embraced and deemed appropriate to express, I find pornography is less of a problem. However, in the other place, pornography is a huge problem. I think that the more accepting we are of sexuality as a culture, the less chance that people will secretly have to go to pornography as a means to experience that sexuality.

Chris Wood
Chris Wood
12 years ago

I'm so disgusted by these comments! I'm 16, and I watched porn for like 3 times a week for a year and a half and it tore my life apart. You're not going to wake up one day and realise "I'm a porn addict!", if you view it on a regular basis have you ever tried coming off it? No? It has the same effect on your body as heroin and is just as addictive. Please please at least google the effects of porn, because if you're putting this stuff in your head at least see what it's doing to you. My sexuality is unknown, I went into a depression and I had absolutely no self-esteem. Please, take my warning and look into this, I just can't sit here ignoring how many people could be in danger of so many problems in the future

anecdote
anecdote
12 years ago

I think there's a balance to be struck. The lads in the caravan who swap porn on their phones and discuss it openly are notable for their clear ability to socialize - with each other and with girls their age.

Whether or not the other two young men in this documentary have friends or girlfriends is not explored fully here. We assume, instinctively, that their social lives are not as developed as those of the group of lads.

Is this the fault of porn? Or is porn merely a consequence of having few friends and few female friends in particular? Too much emphasis was placed here on the two boys 'kicking the habit', instead of encouraging them to express their sexuality in healthier, more productive ways. Hopefully, this is the next step for both of them.

My concern leaving this documentary is that these two boys have simply been convinced that porn is dirty and shameful - an assertion which needs to be balanced by affirming the positive aspects of sex with a flesh and blood human being.

The boys needed encouragement to develop social skills enabling a healthy sex life. Without this, the boys have been made to feel dirty and shameful by the authority figures in their lives. Without clarifying that sex itself is not, by extension, dirty and shameful, the rehabilitation of these boys is at best incomplete, at worst irresponsible.

Sieben Stern
Sieben Stern
12 years ago

wow - these boys really need a hobby. talk about wasting your young life :/

redteddy
redteddy
13 years ago

I don't know but these young guys seem really well adjusted and on the whole healthy. I mean I don't know really what they're on about. Most seem to have supportive families with whom they can be honest, supportive communities, healthy hobbies outside of the bloody internet and outside of one they're quite self-reflective. I mean there's the odd boy who doesn't really have a good understanding of women but that's quite normal for his age. I bet if they did this with young boys in the US they'd find a bunch of raving lunatics.

Jake
Jake
13 years ago

That was quite interesting and I'll be celebrating this video by watching a porn movie... LOL. Well I understand that for some people Porn could be a problem and if they find that porn is the issue in their life than they should do something about it. As for my view I don't see porn as an issue completely (maybe because I'm controlled about it), I do not miss work to watch porn, I do not prefer porn over my sex partners (but we might sometimes just watch a bit together just to get going), I would not miss a trip to the wilderness just because I wanted to stay home and watch porn all day. Teenagers are just full of energy and they do need to release the steam at some point. I prefer to see a teen hooked on porn, than violating another teen (yes we know it can lead to that, but then the problem is psychologic, not pornographic).

This documentary does show a lot about the accessibility of pornography today... but hey just recall before pornography on the Internet... what the kid were doing? REAL SEX... I started having sexual intercourse at 14 years old and back then I'd go not only with girls but guys as well... so yes the easy access of pornography may be of a concern but in a certain way it is also harmless if the kid knows its limits. Most of boy teens... watch it, wank it, throw it in the pail and will come back to it later... after he saw Sophie's underwear during a cheerleader practice. LOL

I also laugh when I saw the boy talking to a priest about its addiction... now I know I am very against any religious organization... but at least the boy did the right thing... which is "I have concerns about my behaviors, and I need to talk about it to someone I trust... let it be a priest if that's so." That's what everyone with an issue should do if they are concerns with something and not just about porn.

@Shawn J - Boy are you full of yourself... not that I don't believe you but do you really need to put that in there... do you really need to brag about porn stars running after you for sex? What do you want us to think... that you're a GOD or something? Porn stars are not much different than what you are... they just happens to have sex in front of a camera and you don't. There's plenty of men and women much more skillful and much more beautiful than Carmen Electra or Brent Corrigan (gay world)and that are not in movies. In sex being skillful is to know what you like - convey it to your partner and learn what she/he likes and she'll convey it to you and you both agree on tickling that "part". I for myself do not take porn stars for sex GODs... I don't think they're better than I am, as they are (for the most of them) directed by somebody's fantasy, someone did a behavioral research and found that people love bareback (per example)... so there it is a full load of bareback videos... come on... even though it would be true... nobody cares that you screw porn stars.

Porn, Sex, Drugs, Alcohol and "Rock and Roll" is really a problem when one forgets about the other joys of life... moderation is in all and all the key... I love the wilderness but to I really need to go fight a bear or f--k a skunk because I like smelly dirty sex? LOL.

Helena
Helena
13 years ago

I wonder how many folks with addictions, know that their are negative entities that suck their energy and only leave the person empty with nothing to gain but a spiral that leads to self destruction... no matter what hidden compulsions we have, they are all the same really...alcohol, sex (porn), drugs. In my study of metaphysics and spirituality I've learned that there negative entities and energies that want to survive and the way they do this is to pull on those minds that are weakened due to addictions and so it becomes a catch 22. One needs to really WILL their way out of the hell of addictions...Their is WAY more to life then the 5 senses we can see/hear/taste/touch but the forces in this world who perpetuate porn and pretty much everything else, don't want people to move past them becaues that would mean we would move beyond this illusions. We need to support each other and realize we are able to overcome anything because where their is a will, their is a way.

A lot of books can explain astral entities and forces that are hidden from us that feed off our miss qualified energies. Well sorry for ranTing...much love & peace

Great documentaries on here!

oink
oink
13 years ago

i wonder how true their stats are

canis
canis
13 years ago

I thought this was a mockumentary. Seriously dissapointed in the BBC for this.

Francesca
Francesca
13 years ago

1 thing I hate about therapists is when they twist things - hes not watching vampire porn because he got bullied, he's watching it because he thinks vampires are fit.

Or that he watches porn cos hes angry. Hes a pubescent kid. He needs to get laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaid.

I got bullied a shit load at school and I've had a crappy few years but you don't see me flicking the bean to porn like a wild animal because of it.
Hahahahaha bunch of excuses! Thats all :)

Coke
Coke
13 years ago

Hey People, Porn is really so distubing. I am not addicted to it but when i have nothing to do i watch porn. When i sleep in the day time and am awake at night, i watch porn. When sometime I am so F!@#ing disturbed or annoyed, I watch porn. And Yes, I masterbute everytime I watch porn cause I believe that if i dont masterbute and if I decide not to watch porn, then my child in future will be born with the same stored semen that i didn't take out.... But if I am assigned some duty to do and I have some work to do, then I dont masterbute. I guess the best part to avoid this is to keep ourelf busy in positive work...

Jacob Woods
Jacob Woods
13 years ago

bb, yes granted that is true but when you watch is so often that it effects your life in a negative way, there is a problem.

bb
bb
13 years ago

COME ON!!! WE ALL WATCH IT! NOTHING WRONG WITH IT - to be shure - WE NEED SEX TO SURVIVE!

pree
pree
13 years ago

fuuuccckkkkk

420 Vision
420 Vision
13 years ago

I'd sooner watch two people making love, giving pleasure then two people killing one another - so why is porn so bad, and why is the nightly news filled with images of death, destruction and killing ?

What is wrong with this picture ?

Nina
Nina
13 years ago

I'd give up sex any day to be a kid again.

Nina
Nina
13 years ago

I just hope that porn doesn't take away from a real relationship. Remember real woman aren't always like porn stars.
All teens should try being a kid as long as possible it's the best time of your life go out and play sports not stuck in front of a screen. Believe me there's lots of time for doing other things and it's all down hill from there. As you get older life gets harder-remember this or ask any adult.

Wise
Wise
13 years ago

@Shawn J

Completely agree! (apart from your obvious bs about banging pornstars and endless sl*ts falling all over you^^)

@Harry18
"...stops one from having a relationship with other ppl, takes a lot of time, takes a lot of attention, energy and emotion, and for what?"

-you are clearly somebody with a pathetic libido and poor interpersonal skills...porn never drained me physically, and if its wasting too much of your time, the porn you're watching is obviously too soft-core to get you off...and the answer to your question, - for an excellent w*nk if you're gf is too tired to f*** or if you're too ugly to get laid!

@nsw
"Watching nude people having sex and fully-naked women who have no relationship with you (marital etc), is morally wrong and so much more…"

you're obviously some backwards religious type who'll live some bland sin-free existence until you snuff it..I pity you.
I'm not saying there aren't major problems with the porn industry in terms of its exploitation, BUT I'm sure you would argue that even user-generated content where couples are having sex on camera for their own enjoyment is still morally wrong, which is idiotic to say when the material consists of two GENUINELY consenting adults.

-my personal opinion from experience-
I love porn! I watch it almost every day...I was in an 8yr relationship before my current gf and my ex hated porn, and frankly she was s*** in bed, and I thought women hating porn and being s*** in bed was the norm, I was even engaged and ready to accept THAT as a happy life (and I was still watching porn everyday behind her back)

...but now I met my current gf who is with me nearly 1 year and we BOTH love porn, best sex I've ever had and I truly love her more than I ever did my ex.

Shawn J
Shawn J
13 years ago

Oh dont let me only insult males tho, females who dont like porn are the lamest laziest most boring creatures I have ever had the misfortune of meeting for the most part,, but then again some ive met were even porn stars and they were lame in bed.

Shawn J
Shawn J
13 years ago

Let me tell you a few facts about where porn "addiction" has lead me. I am a bit obsessed with porn, it really helps me not go out and make a baby with those dumb broads I have the misfortune of meeting everyday, or have to deal with women who are just trying to enslave you with propaganda like this. Or have to deal with the large majority of women who have no clue what sex is but will say they like it just to get your attention.

Women who love sex absolutely love the f*ck outta me. Even when I look back as a teen, some peoples wives came to me for fun time. Now days I have to ignore many girls who tell me how they wanna screw me or to ride me, I mean they use some very tasty language on me, its hard to tell them no, so I just ignore many. Many will offer to take me to dinner and things like that.

So after ive said this is where the mind of a porn "addict" leads to, I would call the average male non porn addicts life a complete failure. Sounds like rejects who don't like porn and their wives have to find someone sexually competent elsewhere are the real losers.

Tux
Tux
13 years ago

Oh Lord the portly one has a wolf and moon t-shirt. How stereotypical.

nsw
nsw
13 years ago

@Max: the very signs of addiction...

Max
Max
13 years ago

the only time i watch porn is to relax myself and get my head off of porn or when im bored cant go out and cant play any video games otherwise i dont watch till every 3 days when the urge comes back... i dont like to watch porn but it helps!?

bryguy
bryguy
13 years ago

@ lilly parsons
no, i am afraid you are not straight... And 12 year olds should not be doing these things. and god watches these things. and when you do these things you make baby jesus cry...

Richie
Richie
13 years ago

Yeah sure when i first got the internet of course the first thing i looked at was the porn sites. I mean come on what teenage boy is'nt a horny bag of homones! But like i'd look at it for a few mins to get turned on then have a w*nk then turn it off and that would be that. As i got older (i'm 24) i watched it less and less and only look at it now and then, never did i get obsessed with it and watch it any longer than it took me to have a w*nk to it. Its quite s@#$ looking at it if your not feeling horny.

Also they say "its something to do" you might as well look at it. Ehhh excuse me there is a million things to do better than looking at porn on the internet!

lilly parsons
lilly parsons
13 years ago

i am 12 yrs old..... am i allowed to watch lezzie porn to masturbate? i am straight but i find it more exciting

just wondering

Bianca
Bianca
13 years ago

Malcolm worries me a bit. He seems a litte too eager to say and do the right thing. Going to therapy and trying to finish the therapist's sentences then going home and giving a very precise yet emotionless recap.

That lack of emotion combined with a willingness to say what people want to hear makes me wonder if there isn't a second Malcolm in the background keeping up appearances so they won't go dig deeper? I think he's got quite a long way to go before he's truely 'cured' from all the things that have hurt and influenced him in the past.

Gregory Underwood
Gregory Underwood
13 years ago

It's not a surprise why teen are addicted to porn these days. The accessibility of porn in the internet is so basic. Close monitoring to your kids should be done. A parent can never let his kids go out of control.

boo
boo
13 years ago

Lol porn doesn't do anything for me anymore. Even extream types and I am only 17 though I own about 4 different successful user content generated porn sites. xD