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Does porn provide good sex education? No. Here’s why.

Last Updated: November 4, 2020

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

Unfortunately we live in a world where porn has become the most common sex educator. It’s common for children, even before puberty, to see pornography, and then to continue watching it into adolescence.

Let me mention just two trends in porn that are disturbing, showing why we should be concerned about anyone, especially young people, watching it.

  1. First is the trend of eroticizing youth. Teen porn is the most popular category of porn available online. Porn websites will often play on this theme of “jailbait,” “barely legal,” etc. Since a 2002 Supreme Court Case, the Internet has been flooded with more and more films and photos where porn actresses are made to look like children and computer simulated sex acts with children.
  2. The second trend I find disturbing is all the violence. A study of the best-selling mainstream pornography shows 49% of the scenes have instances of verbal aggression—mostly women being called degrading names—and what’s more frightening is that 88% of the scenes contain acts of physical aggression.

These are the same trends we see in other kinds of sexual exploitation today, and for these reasons, everyone should be concerned about youth watching pornography.

  • Comments on: Does porn provide good sex education? No. Here’s why.
    1. g.sunil naik on

      this is the most important thing to learn, because as the potential increases we loss our control on our mind , if we are addicted to porn watching. to control that we should follow chastity, because a chaste men or women has a burning potential. for any solution see a book called ‘chastity is life’ it is aexcellent book for young mens it has each and every rules to follow to be chaste which are given before 10,000 years back in india

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