Young guys use a tally board for scoring hook ups

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I was at a conference recently and walked past someone with tattoos all over who was sitting alone. A really good friend of mine who is also covered from head to toe recently shared that people avoid her in public spaces because she's too 'scary'. Given she's an altogether incredibly amazing woman,...
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The hypocrisies of Porn hub

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

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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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Independent Review of ‘All of Us’

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At the request of many people I am in contact with, I have taken the time to review the Safe Schools Coalition All of Us Curriculum. The research that I present and the resulting reservations I have regarding this schools resource has been forwarded to Emeritus Professor Bill Louden (conducting the formal...
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#7 – Is free porn destroying our brains?

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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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#6 – Eroticising the unthinkable

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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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#5 – Porn eroticises violence against women

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Today, on November 25th, we recognise White Ribbon Day – Australia’s campaign to prevent men’s violence against women. There is definitely a part of the conversation missing: violence against women eroticised by pornography. Violence against women deserves copious amounts of attention while ever girls and women are being murdered or…

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#4 – Ubiquitous Porn

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When something is ubiquitous, it is present, appearing, or found everywhere. omnipresent, ever-present, present everywhere, everywhere, all-over, all over the place, pervasive, all-pervasive, universal, worldwide, global, rife, prevalent, predominant, very common, popular, extensive, wide-ranging, far-reaching, inescapable Trying to ascertain exactly how much porn is on the web produces a myriad of conflicting results. One article indicated that claims vary from 4-30% of the Internet being sex…

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