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Teens say they find sex disappointing after watching porn
One in three young adults believe watching porn has affected what they find sexually attractive in a partner.
And the same number of 1,000 18-24-year-olds polled admitted to being ‘surprised’ by what sex was like in real life, having watched porn before becoming sexually active.
But a huge 64 per cent admit they’ve pretended to enjoy sex more than they actually were to please their partner - and a tenth admit they don’t disclose their sexual history because they were afraid the number was too high, according to the OnePoll figures.
6 ways to talk to your sons about porn, according to a parenting expert
Today, it's clearer than ever that parents should be talking to their children, not just about sex, but about consent, as Harvey Weinstein's trial plays out in the wake of #MeToo.
According to Peggy Orenstein, a journalist and author of "Girls & Sex" and the newly-released "Boys & Sex," that conversation has to involve porn.
Erotica has existed for most of recorded history, but with the internet it took on a new life. Porn really kicked off in 2007 when most paywalls preventing easy access to sexual content were eliminated. It means porn is often the first reference point children and teens have for what sex should look like, shaping their idea of what they should do when they have sex.
And while most children see some form of porn before they turn 18, Orenstein says this is a particularly important conversation for young boys.
"We have done a much better job grooming girls to resist some of these messages or at least critique them than we have with boys," Orenstein told Insider.
It's important for parents to familiarize themselves with porn, its benefits, and its problems before talking to their sons. Looking at easily-accessible sights like Pornhub and Redtube will be key if parents want to get a grasp on what their children could possibly stumble upon when they get sexually curious.
Porn literacy and the new frontier of sex ed
With the easiest of access to adult films these days — thanks to the advent of the internet — experts say that the overwhelming majority of both boys and girls have seen some form of porn by the age of 18. This reality has been met with varied responses, socially and even legislatively. More than a dozen states have declared porn a “public health crisis,” which might be a little alarmist. However, without the right context, the adult industry — steeped in misogyny, wielding negative stereotypes — can certainly instill some unsavory values into a young person. To combat that, some schools are incorporating porn literacy classes into their sex-ed curricula.
Such an initiative can be an empowering tool that awards learners a more enlightened perspective on sex, drilling in concepts such as the need for consent alongside pleasure. But, depending on their approach, porn literacy courses could perhaps ruin the porn-watching experience, or convince kids that they should never click and fap, which also isn’t healthy.
Religious, Moral Beliefs May Exacerbate Concerns About Porn Addiction
Diagnosis of compulsive sexual behavior disorder may need to consider moral, religious beliefs, study finds
Moral or religious beliefs may lead some people to believe they are addicted to pornography even when their porn use is low or average, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
“Self-reported addiction to pornography is probably deeply intertwined with religious and moral beliefs for some people,” said lead researcher Joshua B. Grubbs, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University. “When people morally disapprove of pornography but still use it anyway, they are more likely to report that pornography is interfering with their lives.”
United Airlines trains flight attendants on how to deal with in-flight porn
Yes, women like porn, too – we're all just trained to believe they don't
Cover up, men! You’re distracting women...
Shocking neuroscience news this week, as a rousing new study discovers women have sex drives. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany analyzed brain-imaging findings from a wide body of research and found that the “the neuronal response to visual sexual stimuli … is independent of biological sex”. In other words, women and men get just as horny when they look at erotic imagery. These revelations were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Your Alt Account (and Favorite Porn Star) Have a Home on Twitter
In the wake of Tumblr banning porn and the increasing censorship of pornography as well as suggestive material online, many began to flock to Twitter as an outlet to share and consume pornographic content. But this week, a report from XBIZ pointed out that the service’s newly updated Terms of Service could put an end to communities that include porn stars, other sex workers and “alt accounts.” The social media platform, however, has no plans to restrict such content.
“We recently updated our rules to better demonstrate what is and is not allowed on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesperson told Out in an email statement about the changes. “The updates were made to provide more clarity, not to reflect changes in our policies or enforcement practices.”
In a section of their Terms of Service titled “Sensitive Media Policy,” updated on March 2019, Twitter has, among other things, introduced a few new guidelines. Sensitive media, for the company, includes media that depicts graphic violence, adult content, violent sexual content, and gratuitous gore. This content is not allowed to be shared in profile photos or header imagery. As for “graphic violence and consensually produced adult content,” it can be shared within tweets but it will be marked as sensitive and will be available behind a warning. But one new section in particular stood out to many.
Is pornography harmful to romantic relationships?
If your partner's passion for adult entertainment is messing with your self-esteem, you might be questioning their integrity, but it is possible to watch porn and still enjoy a healthy relationship. Certified sex coach, sexologist, educator and writer Gigi Engle looks at the pros and cons of pornography and how to make it work for you:
Is it normal to watch porn?
Southwest passenger 'bombarded by inappropriate photos' from stranger on her flight
Kat Pitman was settling into her aisle seat on a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago Friday morning, texting her husband, when her iPhone buzzed.
She looked down to see an AirDrop request. Someone whose name she didn't recognize was sending her a pornographic image.
"It was just very explicit. It just shocked me,'' the 40-year-old frequent flyer said in an interview with USA TODAY.
Pitman immediately turned off AirDrop, an Apple feature that allows people to wirelessly send photos, videos and documents to nearby phones and computers using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, but quickly turned it back on to take a screenshot of the sender's name. She instantly received two more AirDrop requests, with a video and another graphic photo.
Porn That Takes Senior Sex Seriously
Bonnie and Joel have known each other for over half a century. Now, they’re filming their very first porno.
They sit on a white leather couch, backlit by the Southern California sun, and gaze romantically at each other. “I could spend all day just looking into your eyes,” she says, a boom and mic hovering overhead. A camera pans their torsos, capturing wandering hands. Bonnie, 70, strokes Joel’s long, white mane, which has been pulled into a low ponytail. Joel, 69, runs his fingers through her closely cropped silver hair.
The kissing begins, with pointed pauses for eye contact, face nuzzling, and laughter—but then Bonnie pulls back. “I’m uncomfortable,” she says as a straightforward statement of fact. “First of all, I’m too hot.” Bonnie slowly shrugs a pink cotton robe off her shoulders, revealing a black lace bra from Target, and shifts her position. She has fibromyalgia and her back has been acting up today.
The camera keeps rolling because this is exactly what the film crew is here to capture: two people navigating the vicissitudes of sex and aging.
Can Porn Help People Understand Consent?
Imagine this: You're surfing the Internet, looking for some porn to watch (you know why), and after scrolling for what seems like forever, you finally find a video that fits what you're in the mood for. You click play, and after watching the prerequisite awkward intro, you hear one person in the film ask another, "Is it OK if I kiss you?"
Consent between performers may be happening behind the scenes, but much of the porn we see, particularly the free kind young people are likely to find online, doesn't include explicit examples of verbal consent on camera prior to sexual acts. Since sex education laws across the U.S. continue to lag, not providing the country's young people with a solid understanding of sexual interactions, and since we know that may impact the number of young people who understand consent, it begs the question: What if we saw more consent in our porn?
According to a survey from the U.K., 60% of students in the survey had turned to porn to learn more about sex, and 40% of them said porn colored their understanding of what sex is. Young people in the U.S. also report turning to porn when their school sex ed classes don't equip them for the realities of sex.
What Is The Porn Block & How Will It Affect You? There Are Some Big Changes Coming
In a bid to stop under-18s accessing pornographic websites, the government has announced that from July 15 age-checks will be introduced to commercial porn websites in the UK. The move has been dubbed the "porn block" and will require all sex websites that make money and run as businesses to introduce “robust” age verification procedures or risk facing a fine of up to £250,000 and being blocked by internet service providers. However, critics of the policy have said that teens will simply access porn in other ways, the loopholes are too large, and the changes may make little differences to big pornography platforms while putting smaller sex bloggers out of business.
While the porn block has come as a bit of a surprise for some it has actually been in the works for a long time, as the BBC reports. During the 2015 election the Conservative party pledged to introduce age-verification for online pornography if it won the election. It was also included in the Digital Economy Act 2017 and while it was supposed to be implemented in 2018 it has faced numerous delays.
The company that owns YouPorn and PornHub has developed the technology AgeID that will be used by those companies to verify the ages of its users. James Clark, Director of Communications at AgeID, told i-News, “first, a user can register an AgeID account using an email address and password, both of which are protected..." He continued:
“The user verifies their email address and then chooses an age verification option from our list of 3rd party providers, using options such as Mobile SMS, Credit Card, Passport, or Driving Licence.”
Bisexuals will be the invisible victims in the imminent UK porn block
How SEO has changed the porn industry
Author Jon Ronson explains how search engine optimization or SEO has changed the porn industry and adult movie titles.
The New Buy-Sexual? Straight Men Who Are Gay For Pay
We assume that these men are gay, or at the very least bisexual, and simply in denial about their sexuality. However, we now know that one subset of these men—straight men who enjoy getting paid for such sex—can, indeed, be heterosexual. It is not the sex that turns them on, it is the money! They have eroticized money, and the sense of value they derive from being admired and paid for performing sex acts with men.
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‘Pornosexual’: Why Some People Like Porn Better Than Real Sex
Sex is one of the most expressive forms of intimacy between two people. You strip yourself naked, both physically and emotionally, and expose your deepest parts. Yet, when the bond with a partner breaks, you're left vulnerable in bed, and may turn to porn — not for love, but for pure sexual gratification.
Using porn to replace sex in real life is like using a drug that numbs the desire to be intimate, or have any deep connection. If pornography is used long enough, it may become the only way a person can get aroused, and an orgasm becomes nothing more than a biological urge to fulfill.
Other people who have grown up with the internet and who have had access to pornorgraphy since a young age remain virgins, and have never experienced sexuality or arousal outside of their computers or phones. Of course, it’s a lot easier to relate to a video on a computer than a real human being with needs and desires. On the other hand, the people in the video can’t respond to a viewer, either emotionally or physically.
An emerging phenomenon known as "pornosexuality" describes a person whose sexual orientation is linked solely to porn. Is pornosexuality really a new way to express sexuality, or is it just a label used to mask a fear of intimacy?
Women only gay because of men? Study claims lesbianism evolved because guys fancy homosexual women
Homosexuality in women evolved because it's a turn on for men, a controversial scientific paper has claimed.
It's estimated that about 15% of women are homosexual or bisexual. Exactly why so many women experience attraction to one another was a puzzle for Menelaos Apostolou at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.
"Why does same-sex attraction happen in women, why did it evolve, and does it serve some purpose? A lot of men indicate a desire to have a partner who also experiences same-sex attraction," Apostolou told IBTimes UK.