A creepy link has been revealed between online porn and an injuries sustained by teen girls.
An increasing number of teenaged girls are being injured during ‘rough sex‘ – and experts believe it has something to do with porn.
Recent statistics show 88 per cent of scenes in porn clips include physically aggressive acts. Meanwhile more than 60 per cent of girls and 90 per cent of boys have been exposed to online porn — leading many young people to take what they see on screens to be ‘normal.’
Now, child welfare and psychiatric experts fear unsupervised internet access is fueling the hypersexualisation of young people — which in turn leads to anxiety and injuries from extreme sex acts.
“I’ve had GPs tell me about the injuries they are seeing in young girls when they have been forced or coerced to do what is in porn videos,’’ Federal government cybersafety adviser Susan McLean told The Australian.
“They’re not watching anything within a circle of normality — they’re looking at rape, bondage, torture and bestiality. The girls in the videos all appear to like it, so girls think that’s just how sex is.’’
Allison Pearson expressed similar concerns in a column for The Telegraph, writing that teen girls were increasingly being treated for internal injuries caused by frequent anal sex engaged in purely “because a boy expected (them) to”.
She added that pressured young women were engaging in sexual acts their bodies are “simply not designed for”.
Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg added that online porn had fed into many boys’ distorted view of sex, telling The Australian: “Their idea of sex is porn sex — it’s a terrible distortion of one of the most precious and important parts of their lives, which is love and intimacy.”
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While the reports about the link between porn and young girls’ wellbeing are frightening, Reality & Risk suggests parents can take control by following these tips:
Limit exposure to the net.
Limiting and managing exposure to technology is key — since most porn is online these days, Reality&Risk — a program supported by the Sexual and Family Violence Division of Victoria Police — points out.