Skip to comments.Porn-Maker Praises Planned Parenthood's Teenwire Web Site
Posted on 03/15/2008 11:07:53 AM PDT by rhema
David Mech, or David Pounder as he's known in pornography circles, said that Planned Parenthood's Web site for teens, Teenwire.com, is an excellent source for young people to learn about what he considers the benefits of viewing pornography. Mech contacted Cybercast News Service after reading its report about Teenwire.
"Planned Parenthood is an excellent organization that helps people by focusing on how people actually are behaving (i.e., having sex, watching porn, doing drugs, etc.), as opposed to helping people based on how they should be behaving (abstaining from sex, watching the news, eating healthy, etc.)," Mech, a pornography producer and actor, told Cybercast News Service.
"Men in their teens are accessing porn, and I think it's a normal thing," he said.
Mech, who said he was first exposed to pornography at 13 or 14 through a friend, agrees with Planned Parenthood's approach of promoting pornography "as an alternative to having sex," especially if Teenwire.com's advice on "outercourse" helps reduce sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
He added that in today's society, where young people are encouraged to earn a college degree before marriage, Teenwire.com is providing content, including tips on viewing pornography that modern teens need.
"It used to be that people got married at 13 or 14 years old," Mech said. "It's unrealistic (today) to expect people not to have sex before marriage."
That's why, Mech said, sex education shouldn't rely on an abstinence-only approach.
"I think teens are going to have sex regardless," Mech said. "Comprehensive sex education is the way to go, and if pornography is included as part of the program, that's okay. "Planned Parenthood is doing an exceptional job," Mech said.
John Haney, psychotherapist with Crossroads Counseling and Associates in Austin, Texas, has worked with many teens and adults who have compulsive sexual disorders. He disagrees with Mech that viewing pornography is a good way to learn about human sexuality.
"It's normal for (teenage) boys to have an interest in sex, but it's not healthy for them to explore it that way," Haney told Cybercast News Service. "I think if a teen is turning to pornography to get information about sexuality, they are going to get a distorted and incomplete view."
Distorted, he said, because most pornography depicts male domination and women as sexual objects rather than human beings, and incomplete, because sexual acts aren't put into perspective.
"(Pornography) completely neglects the emotional aspects of intimacy," Haney said. "There is more to sex than the physical aspect."
He added that viewing pornography also give teens - especially young girls - an unrealistic and even destructive way of viewing themselves and their sexuality.
Mech claims that even if pornography is still a taboo in today's society, it is accepted as mainstream - and harmless - by most people.
"For every one person addicted to pornography there are a thousand people who view pornography responsibly," Mech told Cybercast News Service.
Haney said teens should be taught that sex is a normal and a "God-given" fact of life, but that responding to their interest in the topic requires more than relying on the kind of advice found on Teenwire.com. For instance, the Teenwire Web site includes the following:
"There are a few things you should know about the images you might see. First of all, many people enjoy pornography alone or with a partner as part of sex play. People have different ideas of what is arousing, and there are many different kinds of porn that appeal to people's different interests."
"Curiosity about sex is normal," Haney said. "And we shouldn't shame kids about an interest in sex, but I don't think pornography is the way to educate them."
To borrow a phrase used alot in the sports talk world: It is what it is.
It was here on FR that I read someone’s line:
“It’s not that sex was taboo in the 50s than it is now, it’s just that it was special, (and not wonton) (not) like it is now”
This article brings that point home. Be very careful of how the pro-porn and prostitot crowd phrases their argument with you - they use slick words and are great wordsmiths.
By the way that this article was written, or the people phrase their side, it makes you almost sympathise that it’s a good move. But if you look beyond the words and wordsmithing, you can see how shallow the argument is.
By exposing younger people to Porn, you are truly saying that’s it’s ok - thus INCREASING unwanted pregnancy. I hope I am preaching to the choir here.
But ultimately, I hope that everyone sees that the prostitot culture is winning because they choose their words very well. These people are gutter slime.
Prostitot ? Is that like a tater tot ?
Yes, but I think during those times, teenagers were of a much more mature mindset, growing up in an agricultural society and being used to discipline, hard work and of the importance of things outside of the self. Today's teens can barely handle mild criticism without bursting into tears or flying off into a rage.
the word “Prostitot” is one of the best Glenn Beckisms out there.
Ah, well... Since I don’t listen to him, that one flew over muh head. ;-)
Pray to shut Planned Parenthood down.
“Today’s teens can barely handle mild criticism without bursting into tears or flying off into a rage.”
They do so, because it works.
Whatever happened to the days of “Quit crying or I’ll give you something to really cry about!” ???
Constantly pandering to the lowest does nothing but drive down expectations and create demand for new lows as the old lows become dulled by over use.
Help me out. What is the "prostitot culture"? I really need to get out more. LOL!
“Ma ! Ma ! Can I get me some ?”
While Glenn Beck coined the phrase, the problem predated his identification. It’s the culture of sex that pervades the life of our youngest social members (Kids). It was started by the teenage hooker phenomenon that has taken over Hollywood and MTV. These kids are exposed to sex all the time, and as a result they have put things like talent and skill into the backseat so that sex and sexual performance can take front seat. Remember, these are very young kids we’re talking about.
The result: a 12 year old girl dresses like a hussy to get attention.
A Prostitot is someone that is way too young that now idolizes a culture that ranks them by sexual perversion and not by virtue. See Also: Lindsey Lohan
Last time I saw Lohan, I had to go to the doctor for some ointment.
Wait’ll all these people find out that loose living ages you quicker.
Quite true, but it ain’t a treat being old, good lookin’ and not gettin’ any. :-P
Preachin’ to the choir, DJ !
But commonly people mistake me for 10 years younger than I am (I’m really 32). They ask me how I do it, “It’s simple” I say, then I tell them “Don’t do drugs, stop hanging out with lowlifes and stop being a drunk”. No one listens, and it shows !
You’re just a year younger (or 2, if you’re a ‘76er) than moi. ;-)
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