Talking to Adolescents About Pornography: An Evidence-Informed Approach to Teaching ‘Pornography Literacy’

  • Whether the use of pornography by adults, or youth, constitutes a “public health crisis” is presently being debated. However, virtually no one believes that the primary source of information about sexuality, sex, health and relationships for youth should be internet pornography—and yet there are research studies that suggest that some youth are receiving part of their education about sex from sexually explicit internet media. Just as “media literacy” programs have been helping youth understand how a steady flow of advertising, entertainment and social media influences their perceptions, a “pornography literacy” curriculum might help youth interpret and make sense of the sexually explicit media to which they are exposed.

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