Porn

A recent article was published in the Economist regarding the presence and potential effects of porn seen on the Internet. (highly recommended read "Pornography A user's manual" .Economist.September 26, 2015)

In 1986, the federal commission concluded that pornography

thereby presenting a clear danger to American public health.

Since then for many young men porn has become a source of sex education. This was elucidated by Cindy Gallop as she began dating men in their 20's. Her Ted talk is below and well worth watching.

I agree with the Denmark approach of making sex education compulsory including the use of pornographic material so that our children will better understand the issues of gender equality, safe sex and the meaning of consent.

Author
Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD

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