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Explicit CultureImpacts of pornSexuality
February 12, 2019

Please governments, stop treating porn like a political football

As an increasing number of governments around the world wake up to what's happening in our communities due to the impacts of porn on children and young people, the US state of Arizona (and many other US States) are treating it as a political football. Recently announced, Arizona is the latest…
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Explicit CultureImpacts of pornSexuality
January 22, 2019

“Ethical porn” – a smokescreen for an exploitive industry

A common dilemma, I’ve been asked this question: “I find it hard to challenge porn when we now see so much self-created porn (where there is obviously consent, no coercion, etc). Also with "ethical" porn sites such as ManyVids gaining popularity and porn-makers using the #sexpositivity and anti slut-shaming movements to promote…
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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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Explicit CultureSexuality
May 23, 2017

Australian Summit Against Sexual Exploitation

The problem of sexual exploitation is enormous. But at the same time, new opportunities to take back ground are emerging as societies around the globe recognise that what is needed to beat this insidious form of exploitation is a proactive, co-ordinated, multi-agency approach. Now, more than ever, the growing movement to…
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Explicit CultureSexuality
December 20, 2016

Young People Need Critical Porn Analysis; ‘Porn Literacy’ Is Not Enough

Originally published by Generation Next A new conversation is happening in educational circles, with many speaking up about the need for kids and teens to become ‘porn literate’. It is increasingly evident that kids cannot cope with the onslaught of hyper sexed, supranormal, graphic, abusive, body punishing, downright degrading images…
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Explicit CultureTop parent concernsTop teen concerns
June 15, 2015

5 things teens need to know about anal sex

Recently there's been a lot of focus in the media about the impact of porn on young people. Some of this has included talk about anal sex. Devastatingly there's an increasing number of young women presenting to GPs with injuries sustained from anal sex. The reality is that teenage girls are under…
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Explicit Culture
February 5, 2015

The evidence is front & centre

They say you can't believe everything you hear and I have to say, this article was a wonderful example. As reported by the ABC, Professor McNair in Brisbane came out and said "Whether or not you attribute broader social harms to pornography, there is no evidence that increasing access to pornography is somehow…
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