The Importance of Porn Literacy: Adults, Teens, and Everyone Else

People are rightly concerned about the impact of Internet porn—on kids and teens, on young adults, on women, and on couples. How is it affecting our views of sex, gender, power, aggression, and bodies? While most parents don’t want their kids getting their sex ed from porn, how can parents prepare kids for the images they’ll see and the lessons they may learn? How can couples productively discuss one partner’s porn use if the other partner objects? Finally, what are some common myths about porn—how it’s made, what its actual content is, and how society has changed since it was introduced on a mass scale in 2000?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: Society

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