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Impacts of porn

Explicit CultureImpacts of pornSexuality
November 5, 2018

Skewed data – we shouldn’t be surprised

While the rest of the world is in uproar about inequalities and violence against women, the porn industry want us to believe that women are watching "extreme" categories like "rough sex" and "hardcore" more than men. Let's test this then shall we? What we know. We know that it’s common for those who…
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Explicit CultureImpacts of pornSexuality
October 13, 2018

Drifting in a river of toxic messages

It's unfathomable to think that widespread action hasn't yet been taken to reduce kids access to pornography. I'm always the first to say that porn doesn't impact all kids the same way, but the reality is that they are drifting in a river of toxic messages about sexuality; most don't…
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Impacts of pornSexuality
August 14, 2017

Online porn, the pied piper of the internet

Online pornography impacts the brain in ways that printed literature never can. A recent argument I heard ‘for porn’, came from John, who was trying to suggest that women’s use of erotic novels was comparable to the high numbers of men watching pornography online. This comment was in response to…
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Impacts of porn
April 8, 2017

Graphic Hardcore Images are an Uncomfortable Reality

In February 2016, I had the privilege of opening the Pornography and Harms to Children and Young People Symposium. The largest gathering of its kind in the southern hemisphere with the aim to spark a national conversation about the public health crisis caused by porn harms to children across Australia.…
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Impacts of pornPodcasts
April 7, 2016

#9 – What can parents do about porn?

On Tuesday April 5, Exploring Teens asked the question: Is this normal teenage behaviour? At their very first Q & A parents forum, 7 experts in their field ranging from psychologists to youth motivational speakers, informed and empowered parents. It was a brilliant night and the organisers are to be…
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The hypocrisies of Porn hub
Impacts of porn
March 24, 2016

#8 – Inappropriate for adults but free & easy for kids

In addressing the Senate Inquiry: Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet, myself and Master of Sexology student Hilary Key, put together an exceptionally well crafted and extensive submission on behalf of Youth Wellbeing Project. It was well received. In part. The irony of our submission was that 3 pages…
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Impacts of porn
January 30, 2016

#7 – Is free porn destroying our brains?

In October last year I was involved in the filming of a documentary highlighting the harms of pornography on the brain. It's essential this is acknowledged as an issue. Unfortunately, I'm hearing some very dismissive advice from untrained professionals when teens express concern. For instance, recently I reviewed the chat…
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Impacts of porn
November 26, 2015

#6 – Eroticising the unthinkable

One of the fabulous things about being a sexologist is that you learn lots of things about humanity. The job title in itself beckons people to share their deepest secrets over a meal or casual drink. Last year was one such occasion. I had spoken at a sexual health conference and over…
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