Talking to Adolescents About Pornography: An Evidence-Informed Approach to Teaching â€˜Pornography Literacyâ€™
Whether the use of pornography by adults, or youth, constitutes a â€œpublic health crisisâ€ 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 pornographyâ€”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 â€œmedia literacyâ€ programs have been helping youth understand how a steady flow of advertising, entertainment and social media influences their perceptions, a â€œpornography literacyâ€ curriculum might help youth interpret and make sense of the sexually explicit media to which they are exposed.
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