Exposure To Pornography Encourages Youngsters To Imitate What They See

by Aruna on  March 31, 2009 at 11:13 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Exposure To Pornography Encourages Youngsters To Imitate What They See
A UK study reveals that teens are budding thinking it is okay to ape porn stars after viewing explicit content on the Internet, TV or mobile phones.

According to the shocking figures revealed on Channel 4's The Sex Education Show Vs Pornography, exposure to pornography was encouraging youngsters to imitate what they see.

The study revealed that the lewd and hardcore imagery also egged them on to have unsafe sex, boob jobs, thin bodies and Hollywood waxes.

Boffins had interviewed 443 teenagers aged 14 to 17 at schools across the country, and found that one third of kids gathered the idea of what was "normal" about sex from porn rather than their parents.

The study also found that almost nine out of ten teens between 14 to 17 years had seen porn and nearly one in five accessed it more than once a week.

It was further revealed that girls as young as 14 and 15 were stripping and performing sex acts on webcams for their boyfriends who think it is okay to do so in front of the lens.

A 15-year-old girl explained the lads were accustomed to viewing similar imagery on the Internet and TV, and girls responded to their request.

"Girls will do things on webcams to entertain boys," the Sun quoted her as saying.

A 14-year-old added: "Once they send the picture it gets used against them. The boy will say, 'Do more or I'll show everybody the pictures'. Everyone always regrets what they do."

One in five children received porn through email or on their mobile phone without their consent while a quarter faked their age to access the explicit imagery.

While sixty three per cent said they did not talk about sex frankly at home, 77 per cent revealed their parents had no idea they were watching porn. Furthermore, more than one in five girls would give a thought to having a boob job as a third had waxed or shaved their bikini area.

More than a quarter of boys also worried about the size or shape of their genitals, while 44 per cent of girls were concerned about the size or shape of their breasts.

Source: ANI

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