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Study: Children Turning to Porn For Answers About Sex

Updated: Thursday, November 7 2013, 10:20 AM EST

According to a recent study, kids are getting the majority of their sex education from places other than the classroom or from their parents. The study, commissioned in England, found a significant number of children access pornography.

Dr. Miranda Horvath headed up the study.

"Some of the evidence seems to suggest that because they're not receiving these opportunities in school and youth groups and other places they're actually turning to pornography for the answers," Horvath said.

Researchers found that pornography influences a young person's attitude towards sex and the relationships they have. And what porn teaches can have lasting effects on a developing mind such as sensationalizing unsafe sex, sex with multiple partners and troubling messages about aggression and the degradation of women.

"Young men who had been involved in rapes were describing the experiences just like they were in a porn film," Horvath said.

Horvath suggests pornography should be discussed in the classroom. She believes mandatory sex education lessons at school are an essential starting point for children to talk about sex and relationships which could reduce the appetite for sexually explicit material.

Study: Children Turning to Porn For Answers About Sex


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