Others may be appalled by the possibility that their child may view videos of assault and rape, or ask for or send sexually explicit selfies that could end up on social media or a porn site. All kinds of kids come across porn, and some routinely seek it out, younger than parents might expect. Before you start the discussion with your children, consider what you might want them to think, learn and know about sexuality and intimacy. Think about whether the messages you give are about porn or about sex. As Mr.
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Can they be taught to see it more critically? Photo illustration by Sara Cwynar. By Maggie Jones. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also sources for ideas for future sex positions with future girlfriends. From porn, he learned that guys need to be buff and dominant in bed, doing things like flipping girls over on their stomach during sex. Girls moan a lot and are turned on by pretty much everything a confident guy does.
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Watching porn may extinguish erections in the bedroom. But the brain, not the penis, is the problem. Evidence increasingly suggests that this may be one of the side effects of men's fascination with porn, and it also may be turning into a more common problem of men's sexual health.