Nine is the average age of first-time exposure to hardcore porn. Porn affects the brain in the same way as cocaine, and yet porn alone retains the power to create sexual tastes. Most kids see the abusive sex portrayed in porn long before their first kiss and yet we are aghast at recent allegations of sexual assault and we pretend porn has nothing to do with a society that has deeply engrained patterns of abuse.
One study of the 50 most popular pornographic videos found that 88 percent of scenes contained physical violence, and 49 percent contained verbal aggression. And in those scenes, 95 percent of the women’s responses were either neutral or positive.
Porn teaches our kids that women enjoy having their hair pulled, being slapped and pinched and called derogatory names during sex.
Anyone who is concerned about the impact of porn use amongst our kids is invited to attend an exclusive preview of episode 1 of “Brain. Heart. World.” — a three-part documentary for adolescents on the neurological, relational and societal side effects of pornography produced by Fightthenewdrug.org. The free showing will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Grace Bible Church, 100 Rodeo Drive in Arroyo Grande.
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Mark Makinney, Arroyo Grande