Porn Talk, It's the New Sex Talk - Kids Under Construction
Online about 1/3 of all web downloads in the United States are porn related. 1/3 of kids say they've seen porn by the age of 12 and the negative impact of this can be seen in teen pregnancies, low self-esteem and depression. Guest, Gail Dines is a specialist in the study of pornography, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Wheelock College in Boston. Gail says developing sexual templates in children are vulnerable to the negative impacts of early exposure to pornography. It's not just girls who are vulnerable, boys too can be traumatised and create unhealthy ideas of what sex is supposed to be, including violence and misogynistic scenarios. Porn talk is the new sex talk and we're going to find out from Gail why we must have this talk with our kids.