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CY_Girl
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I was reading at another website for Moms of teens and they had an article about porn. They talked about how easy it was for teens to find it if they wanted, especially on the net and how teen boys are busy with that sort of stuff. They also said how teen girls are now looking at it more. My question, is it bad for girls to look at that sort of thing?

I personally dont watch much of porn movies but some of my girlfriends do, I would rather just look at guys and their bodies. Most have seen porn on the net. My Mom one time asked me if I ever looked at porn on the net, I just looked at her and changed the subject. Somehow I think she knows I have but she probably did when she was a teen. Do alot of people do this?


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AlwaysWorried
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I don't think you'll find many people here who would say that looking at porn is bad, just like most other things, it's up to you.

Just a little side-note, was the Internet around when your mum was your age? Obviously I don't know how old she is, but if she's older than, say, 30-ish I doubt she would have had access to it.

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Heather
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More like 20-ish.

The 'Net didn't evolve as it is now with an easily accessible plethora of pornography until the latter half of the nineties. But I know for myself and other women my age and older, we generally found pornography to peek at too, usually under the beds of our parents.

Here's a good article for you GY that should answer a lot of these questions: Looking, Lusting and Learning - A straightforward look at pornography

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Mr_Superstar
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I personally don't think it's wrong for guys or girls to look at pornography. Assuming you're not obsessed with it, or all you do, all of the time, is look at it, then there is no problem at all.

Do a lot of people do this? Good question, but I can definately say a lot of boys do. I'm sure women do too, but I can't speak for how many.


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duckling
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I really don't think that porn - non-scary porn, that is - is all that bad. And if guys can look at it, girls sure can. ;p
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logic_grrl
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There's a discussion about porn already going on in Sexual Ethics and Politics right now - check it out .

http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum8/HTML/000006.html


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Izzybella6
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i got all upset last year when i was sleeping over with friends and they were all like "eeew, porn is grosse" because i knew that 2 of the girls told me they liked it when we spoke in private. so, to all the girls out there who deny it and cover it up....

I LIKE PORN. most if it, anyways. IT'S "OK" to like it and i think that women who are confident and comfortable with themselves and look at porn are better than gils who don't. i think it's a good quality.

and oh, BTW. I've asked guys and they think it's really cool when girls like porn. so HA


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logic_grrl
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i think that women who are confident and comfortable with themselves and look at porn are better than gils who don't.

Y'know, people are different. Some women like porn, some don't. Some men like porn, some don't. It's fine to say what you personally like or don't like, but it isn't fair to make generalizations about which group is more comfortable with themselves or "better".

[This message has been edited by logic_grrl (edited 08-26-2002).]


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sacred_cat
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why would it ever be more normal for guys to look at porn than girls? I hate that part of society that makes it seem like females don't have a right to be horny by themselves, or that stupid rumor that it's only normal for teenage boys to masturbate, and not teenage girls.
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Izzybella6
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yeah. I have to agree with that but, I'm pretty sure things have changed enough to where the double standard is pretty much gone.

It's still illegal in places to buy dildos. That's just rediculous but i have to leave that up to the people whome it governs. Most people i know don't hold that double standard and thoes who do are really really old so i forgive them,too.

If you worry about it maybe it'll get worse? just do what you feel is right i guess.

Wow, i like this board now. It's nice to get this stuff talked about.


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