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Parents: If You Don’t Teach Your Kids About Sex, Porn Will

Parents: there are two facts that are worth remembering.

  1. Children—yes, even your children and young teens—will see porn.
  2. As you probably know, porn is not a healthy outlet to learn about sex.

And yet, more porn sites are setting up portals within their digital sex empires that offer answers to questions and resources for sexual health and wellness learning. This is not a healthy substitute for real, honest conversations from a trusted adult about sex and sexuality. Here’s why:

Your child will have questions about sex. That’s part of being human and growing up, and it is something that should not be ignored, avoided, or shamed. More than that, there is a key opportunity when they ask questions that is probably one of the most effective ways of combatting the harmful effects of pornography—and a way to fight for love—and that is by talking to your child openly, holistically, and honestly about sex. This includes plainly addressing the questions they might have about sex and pornography.

The Alternative Is Porn Sites Teaching Sex

The porn industry knows that children and youth who have questions about sex often feel uncomfortable going to their parents for answers. So, major porn sites offering legitimate, science-backed educational resources can seem like an appealing option for their consumers, right? Especially because many popular porn sites have admitted that porn itself isn’t exactly educational in terms of sexual health and development, and they offer that as the reason why they are embarking on the public service of offering “sex education” tools on their site.  This, of course, is all right beside their hardcore pornographic content. But it’s more complicated and devious than offering “help” to naive, curious viewers.

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What happens when a site that gets millions of views every day for videos that show unhealthy sexual practices and even abusive, violent content (real or fictionalized, though how can you really know?) becomes a trusted authority on questions about sex from kids that might not even be of legal age to visit most of the site?

It’s not only a contradiction, it’s ultimately a trap. As we know about the porn industry, it really is all about the money. Offering a legitimate “sexual wellness center,” as PornHub calls it, is really just a smarter version of their thinly veiled “Save The Whales” campaign.

The Risks To Letting Porn Teach Sex

In February this year, the popular TV show, The Doctors, sat down for a discussion on this growing trend of porn sites offering learning resources for health and sexuality. Dr. Nita Landry, M.D., saw right through this entire charade.

“If we look at the bigger picture this is about money,” the OB/GYN said, adding that while we know parents are often falling short when it comes to teaching their kids about sex, “the porn industry is capitalizing on our failures and they’re saying ‘Hey come over here, your parents don’t understand, but we’ll educate you here, and if you happen to click on one of those links on the site, that’s fine, but look at all these good facts we have,’ and by doing that I think they’re trying to add a legitimate layer to the porn industry, I think they are trying to build a foundation by establishing trust and they’re really trying to draw in more and more teenagers to build stronger relationships with.”

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Boom, she sees right through their marketing gimmick.

The fact is, Pornhub, and other porn sites, can’t have it both ways. While this seems to be a move to try and be a reputable source for sex advice and sexual wellness, let’s face reality: this attempt to market itself as an organization that can be anyone’s one-stop-shop for sex advice goes to show that it will stop at nothing in order to lure this generation to their site and get them thinking that watching porn is a normal, harmless, and even an “educational” pastime.

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