Skip to comments.Teen addiction to pornography a growing problem
Posted on 12/14/2013 12:39:01 PM PST by Morgana
The statistics are truly shocking. Children aged 12 to 17 are one of the largest consumer groups of online porn. Experts say this early exposure to sexually explicit video can hook kids on hardcore and often violent imagery.
Shelley Lubben is a former adult film actress turned anti-porn advocate. In 2008, she created the pink cross foundation which offers resources for teens struggling with porn addiction.
"We are raising a whole generation of porn addicts," says Shelley, "When you view pornography, it creates a chemical reaction in your brain, and for a youth who is in puberty, it's like a hundred times more stimulation."
Joseph Sciambra was first exposed to pornography when he was only 8 years old. And his fascination with porn turned into an obsession as a teenager.
"It's a difficult time in your life. You're feeling inadequate and lonely and depressed. And pornography really offers an escape," says Sciambra.
By the time he was 19, it was no longer enough to just watch porn, he had to be in it. So Scaimbra decided to become a porn star. He writes all about his experience in his book Swallowed by Satan.
Sciambra describes that, "Going into porn films was not a big leap for me because I had seen every sort of porn scenario."
(Excerpt) Read more at wdam.com ...
heck - there is hard core porn on network TV nowadays...
pretty dang close to it
The other day I saw that K mart commercial for joe boxer undies for men. You know the one where the men are... Well I had read the story here but not “seen” it. That is so lewd if you ask me. Does not make me ever want to buy joe boxer now or ever in the future.
Right. Whenever I need the newest information on brain chemistry, an ex-porn star looking for a new way to make a buck is my first go-to source. /s
Imagine Helen Thomas nude. Better than shock therapy.
Usually, I don’t mind ribald humor, but I have to admit that commercial was offensive to the max, especially so for a “Christmas” ad. I wouldn’t think it a bad idea to write to both K-Mart and the underwear company and let them know this was really crass.
I did, and blew a brain artery. Thanks
I don't kind of get the whole "porn addiction" thing. Once you've seen half a dozen of them, it's the same stuff over and over again, with different faces (when you can see their faces).
I am boycotting KMart because of that. I find it offensive and blasphemous.
Can you remember being, or were you ever, a teenage boy?
There is a whole generation of teenage boys getting hooked on porn. It was a good thing that it was so much harder to see back in the old days. Sure almost everyone tried to see it and did to some degree, but that’s different than the ease to see it anytime you want on a daily basis.
And the porn makes them - apparently - impotent with normal women. Which really helps with the procreation of the western world.
“When you view pornography, it creates a chemical reaction in your brain, and for a youth who is in puberty, it’s like a hundred times more stimulation.”
I think pretty much ANYTHING related to sex creates a chemical reaction in your brain that is like a hundred times more stimulation when you are a youth. I was a youth once. I remember what it was like.
“Imagine Helen Thomas nude. Better than shock therapy”
Think “Clockwork Orange”
“I am boycotting KMart because of that. I find it offensive and blasphemous.”
Well that will leave KMart with only one other customer!
“Imagine Helen Thomas nude. Better than shock therapy.”
That might have unintended consequences...there’s only so much room in this world for contemplative monks...
That's a bit of a stretch. Granted, network tv now shows things that would have drawn outrage 50 years ago, but they're not showing stag films (yet).
I tend to agree with your point, but I also acknowledge that you must contain a degree of self-discipline. I have read way to many religious articles claiming that this is serious stuff which harms people in many ways.
Meh. I find any ad for Obamacare far more offensive. Redistribution of income is a lot more disgusting than some guys jingling their junk.
I saw the commercial and thought it was cute. But I guess you thought the Victorias Secret commercial with barely dressed women is okay?
It’s #2 behind drugs for ED. Something they should consider when they think it’s harmless fun.
I find abortion offensive. So, take that...I win the “offended” contest.
The solution to this is something people just do not want to do.
That is, to have extended and extensive, chaperoned, social engagements for boys and girls, in which the emphasis is on interaction, not something else that distracts them, as what happens in school or church.
I’ve even seen the suggestion that they might be bound together at the wrist or the ankle with padded nylon tie downs.
If they actually learn to function with the other gender in non-sexual ways, the understanding dispels a lot of the ignorance, and they are far less to dehumanize the other gender.
I have not seen their latest one. How bad is it?
Then again I am so old I remember when Jane Russell had to sell the Playtex 18 hour bra modeling it UNDER her clothing! This while an actual bra was on a mannequin beside her and she pointed to it and explained why it was so wonderful for women. Jane Russell was hot even in her older years but I have to believe it was below her to actually wear a bra on tv or paper ads like Victoria's Secret models do.
In the colonial days they practiced a co-ed sleep over called “bundling” where a boy and a girl spent the night together in the same bed just to get used to each other. Not what it sounds like. Heck in those days even kids drank alcohol.
Teens? Wow, that’s really sad. Our culture + technology is dehumanizing humans at a record pace.
Bundling boards were often placed between the couple.
When they bundled they had a bundling board between them. and they were essentially tied into the bed close but not together.
Not surprised...Sodom and Gomorrah in the making.
Sorry for being graphic but the pendulum has swung way too far. Women used to be a thing of mystery and something to be courted. Thanks to porn at very impressionable ages, they are just something to get off on.
Not long ago I posted about a couple of articles I saw in a magazine aimed at twentysomething college/career women. One was titled “Are You Hating on Your Birth Control?” (the unfortunate necessity, so the article would have us believe, of every young woman), and another was on “That Sex Thing ... Every Girl is Getting Asked To Do” (a disgusting and unnatural thing, a violation of a woman’s body). If these articles reflect the reality that’s out there, it reinforces the fears you have raised. It is a horrible, horrible time to be a young woman. There is no mystery, no romance, no courtship between the sexes anymore.
Used to be teens got MARRIED before their 20’s.
Giving them a proper and full outlet might work better than expecting total denial of natural core drives for two decades.
Oh most mainstream women’s magazines promote nothing but “great sex” or how to have it. Nothing more than various sexual positions to try because people are becoming bored with casual sex. What a shocker!
As for “bald privates” oh that is nothing new too in women’s magazines as well. Something called Brazilian wax has been written about for decades. Some salons do them that do waxing or one can get a home kit. It is very painful from what I hear, and some trips to the ER have happened from pulling skin from such a delicate area. I understand America’s obsession for cleanliness but this is sure a painful way to do it.
The thing that really makes me go “Huh?” is the bleaching!
Bleaching? If you can’t explain that here tell me in private.
Bleaching the skin of your anus so it's pink. Because apparently its natural color is unacceptable.
I was born in the wrong generation.
Correct and (here's the key) under strict parental supervision.
“Bleaching the skin of your anus so it’s pink”
You are kidding me. You are so kidding me. I know Marilyn Monroe bleached her pubic hair because she wanted to be “blonde all over” but bleaching the anus?
Why? Doesn’t that hurt?
Not kidding, unfortunately. Don’t know anything about it other than people do it. I don’t get it either.
That is not the best part though. It is the chemicals used!!
“Hydroquinone, (a chemical also used in photo processing, hair dyes and rubber manufacturing), mercury and other lightening chemicals inhibit the skin's production of melanin, lightening the applied skin area.”
Long term mercury poisoning! That is painful and detrimental.
I too thought it was a cute ad. I am very right thinking person, I am also a marketing teacher and loved the ad. If you break it down and actually look at the ENTIRE ad you would see that they are very serious in the beginning where they are finishing “Silent Night”, then they get silly and play “Jingle Bells”. Nothing but some Christmas time silliness. Nothing bad either way. Actually made me think about buying more updated boxers - perhaps I need to retire the ole’ Sponge Bob boxers.
As Sargent Hulka said, “Lighten up, Francis”.