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Porn is “educating” an entire generation that increasingly enjoys and understands sex less

Porn is distorting the relationship young people have with their sex education and causing a host of misconceptions that hinder their personal relationships, according to a new study.

Sex is still a taboo in various Western countries. The Judeo-Christian parameters of morality have completely inhibited the relationship of the human being with his body, and inherently, with his sexuality. The Porn has been one of the most frequently used escape routes To meet this basic need, that education has failed to land.

However, the uninformed consumption of pornography is having side effects among young people, who have been unable develop elementary notions of consent, communication or sexual intimacy. These educational deficiencies are already charging high bills in their understanding sexual activity. These are some of the most notable consequences.

A world of unrealistic expectations

By understanding it as a actual reference how to carry your sex life, teens and young adults have set expectations little landed of how sex must be. Dimensions of unreal limbs, unbelievable penetrations Y explosive orgasms they become your only point of view.

The hyper-personalized demand offered by online porn consumption sites are frustrating the sex lives of young people. Particularly men, who are unable to discern between the actions of the productions pornographic and the human dimension that the industry omits in videos and movies.

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To favor commercial and idealized angles, the cinematographic fiction that surrounds this type of explicit content completely nullifies an experience closer to reality. In these, the emotions, the erotic and the personal connection with someone else seem to take a backseat — or do not even take shape.

A fantasy with negative repercussions

One of the most renowned spokespersons regarding implicit violence in the porn industry is Emily Rothman (on social media as @EmRothman), teacher of community health sciences. He has dedicated his career to researching the incidence of pornography in the intimate activity of people.

In collaboration with the Boston University School of Public Health, carried out a survey on which would be the “most consulted” referents among the generations starting their sex lives. Most of them did not hesitate to refer to porn.

Regarding this problem, he emphasized the following in an interview with Live Science: “Pornography is created to be entertainmentRothman said. Porn creators focus on what is profitable, not educational, he said: “It’s a fantasy“.

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A violent consumer system

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The fantasy to which Rothman alludes, moreover, is built by a capitalist consumer system intercepted by violence. In addition to a clear objectification of women in this type of content, sexual violence is often positioned as a value, as something desirable in sexual intercourse.

The human trafficking, the violation Y inhuman days of physical labor They are subject to the production of a pornographic video, in exchange for seconds of satisfaction to a user. The lack of accompaniment that is needed to deal with this type of material, for its part, is completely nullified in basic education.

Furthermore, this type of schemes of sexual representation take for granted that certain activities are desirable for the person’s partner, as Rothman points out:

“One of the problems we can run into when people take their information from pornography instead of their partner is that they might wrongly assume that certain sexual acts they see in pornography are going to elicit a pleasurable response for their partner and try it without asking for consent. And then we run into problems ”.

According to Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45% of the contents of 4 thousand videos examined contained violence towards women. This condition not only legitimizes this type of violent behavior, but it normalizes it: it makes it a habit.

Although Rothman still does not have an accurate solution to this social problem, he proposes to open the discussion around eroticism and a healthy sexuality, beyond the inhibition of pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. For her, an educational accompaniment around these issues is key to mitigate negative effects that the industry is already having among the youngest.

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