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    note: please don't write me off as some kind of paedophile here. I'm clearly not advocating for children sleeping with adults. got it? right.

    when I was about 10 I saw porn on my home computer, usually accidentally, but that's regardless of what I'm saying. I saw, on google, occasionally, images that had nothing to do with my search, e.g. "spongebob and patrick" on google, namely naked women (or men, whatever). guess what happened to my mind? absolutely nothing. we could say I was 8 or 9 years old, it would have made no difference. I didn't go on to view women as sex objects, nor did I rape girls or any kind of perceived effects of young people.

    when I was about 12/13, I started looking at porn intentionally for obvious reasons. yes - 12/13 years old, not 18 (the legal age to be able to view that kind of content). guess what happened to me? nothing! well, nothing negative in the slightest. I was acting like a normal human being.

    the wider point I'm making is: what is actually so morally/objective wrong about a kid seeing a human body naked? if a child finds out what a person (namely an adult) looks like naked, or sees two people having sex, why is that such a horrific thing? why are we so outraged as a culture by the idea off kids looking at porn, or naked people? give me an objective justification if you really do view kids going on computers and either intentionally or accidentally seeing pornography - is there any convincing (scientific) evidence for kids going "bad" after seeing it? is it a matter of them being disgusted or scared by the natural human body? from my point of view, suspecting anything bad will happen to kids who happen to stumble upon porn is like saying that kids playing fighting video games will turn them into thugs or murders (and again I played quasi-violent to fully violent games as a kid and I've never been in a full fight)

    and another question: what is the problem with the concept of teaching sex education to kids at a young age (7/8 years old)? I hear a lot of people saying that we shouldn't do this, but obviously the result of it, as shown in scandenavia, is a drastic and sharp reduction of teen pregnancies (and STD transmissions)
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    Well, pornography isn't just seeing somebody naked is it? Although I mean, if you as a single data point were tine then I guess that means everyone will be right?
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    Most porn is very unrealistic and kids who see it may get a warped view of what sex actually involves.
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    In all fairness, I never came across porn unless I specifically searched for it, such as when I started using porn at about age 13 or 14. I don't see why people have to publicly admit to want access to porn by default. Maybe we shouldn't be pushing young children onto the internet, right? I never had trouble playing offline in the 90s. Browsing the internet never interested me. If I wanted to be on the computer it would be for playing games. I was under the age of 8 when I played PC games, be it those ****ty Disney themed puzzle and art games/programs or Star Wars Rogue Squadron.
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    (Original post by zippity.doodah)
    note: please don't write me off as some kind of paedophile here. I'm clearly not advocating for children sleeping with adults. got it? right.

    when I was about 10 I saw porn on my home computer, usually accidentally, but that's regardless of what I'm saying. I saw, on google, occasionally, images that had nothing to do with my search, e.g. "spongebob and patrick" on google, namely naked women (or men, whatever). guess what happened to my mind? absolutely nothing. we could say I was 8 or 9 years old, it would have made no difference. I didn't go on to view women as sex objects, nor did I rape girls or any kind of perceived effects of young people.

    when I was about 12/13, I started looking at porn intentionally for obvious reasons. yes - 12/13 years old, not 18 (the legal age to be able to view that kind of content). guess what happened to me? nothing! well, nothing negative in the slightest. I was acting like a normal human being.

    the wider point I'm making is: what is actually so morally/objective wrong about a kid seeing a human body naked? if a child finds out what a person (namely an adult) looks like naked, or sees two people having sex, why is that such a horrific thing? why are we so outraged as a culture by the idea off kids looking at porn, or naked people? give me an objective justification if you really do view kids going on computers and either intentionally or accidentally seeing pornography - is there any convincing (scientific) evidence for kids going "bad" after seeing it? is it a matter of them being disgusted or scared by the natural human body? from my point of view, suspecting anything bad will happen to kids who happen to stumble upon porn is like saying that kids playing fighting video games will turn them into thugs or murders (and again I played quasi-violent to fully violent games as a kid and I've never been in a full fight)

    and another question: what is the problem with the concept of teaching sex education to kids at a young age (7/8 years old)? I hear a lot of people saying that we shouldn't do this, but obviously the result of it, as shown in scandenavia, is a drastic and sharp reduction of teen pregnancies (and STD transmissions)
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    I think it more depends what type of pornography you see.

    A few clicks and some pretty "normal" stuff will take you to some more... Scarring... Stuff I guess you could say


    But fundamentally I agree
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    I'm 22 and still have phobias around sex and being that intimate with your organs to someone else, can't imagine how my 12 year old self would have taken it
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    At a guess I'd say its because some western cultures are still massively hung up with taboos surrounding childhood sexuality. Probably some vicarious attempt to retain a lost innocence that only perpetuates a cycle.

    Funny though that making pornography seem like some 'adult' thing to be hidden from children at all costs is more likely to add to its allure. Kids always want to know about whatever they think we don't want them to know about.
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    Traditional Christian sexual repression still influences our views.
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    I'm 22 and still have phobias around sex and being that intimate with your organs to someone else, can't imagine how my 12 year old self would have taken it
    But then again you don't fit into the category of average 22 year old.
 
 
 
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