Is Your Daughter Being Affected by Porn? You Might Be Surprised

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 by No Comments
Is Your Daughter Being Affected by Porn? You Might Be Surprised

According to the makers of the Documentary Sexy Baby, one in five kids between the ages of nine and eleven years old has watched porn – and it isn’t just boys.

Porn is more available than it has ever been, and whether you want to accept it or not, the genre is affecting our lives on many levels.  More than that, it is affecting the lives of our children.

When I was in elementary school, men and women could not share a bed on television –that’s why sit-coms like I Love Lucy ushered in an era of twin beds in the master bedroom. Even the bra commercials showed bras on mannequin torsos rather than real women.

Today we have lingerie “fashion” shows during primetime. Subject matter of light comedies can run the gamut from teen pregnancy to married sexual issues to homosexuality. Coarse joking is to be expected.

Do ten year olds need to be exposed to that?

The porn industry has created an everything goes era that is way passed the free love of the 1960s. Now girls don’t have to just be self-conscious about their hair, weight, or skin – they can also enjoy worrying about whether their vulvas need a little nip and tuck or their anuses are in need of bleaching.

It’s not about being pretty – it’s about being sexy. Pretty may get you some interest, but sexy gives you power and control. In a world as scary as ours is, the desire for control is much stronger than the fear of a bad reputation, unwanted sexual advances, or harassment.

In the 1960s, we had Bewitched, a woman who wiggled her nose and magic happened. Now we have the Kardashians, women who can wiggle their assets and magic happens.

Don’t wait too long to talk to your daughter about porn, sexuality, and how it can negatively impact her life. You might also want to read about the documentary on the ABC News site.

photo credit: Jenn Durfey via photopin cc

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Marye Audet

Marye Audet is an author, freelance writer, and editor. As a work at home mom she has a unique perspective that encompasses the overwhelming deadlines and commitments of the professional woman as well as the constantly changing needs of a homeschooling mom with a large family. She is the author of one cook book and the creator of Restless Chipotle Media, a network consisting of two food based blogs, a blog for “women of a certain age”, a video site on Youtube, and upcoming blog on kitchen decor, and downloadable eBooks. Marye also is a freelance writer, editor, and book reviewer.

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