Donate Now
We've Moved! Check out our new boards.
  New Poll  
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Scarleteen Boards: 2000 - 2014 (Archive) » SCARLETEEN CENTRAL » Sexual Ethics and Politics » Pornography

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Pornography
Kathy
Neophyte
Member # 29337

Icon 5 posted      Profile for Kathy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What age do you think is an appropriate age for a girl to look at porn/erotica?
Posts: 1 | From: Germany | Registered: Jun 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Heather
Executive Director & Founder
Member # 3

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Heather     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There's no easy answer to this one.

It might be easier to answer if every given person was at the same developmental stage at the same age, if all porn/erotica were the same, if everyone's support system for talking about issues porn can raise were identical, and so forth, but these things and more vary so widely, that making any sort of universal call on something like this is just impossible.

Mind, there are laws and policies which dictate at what age someone can PURCHASE porn/erotica, and laws which oblige the maker or distributor to control at what age someone views or purchases their material (those are, on average, at around 18 in most areas), but that's about that.

I think one thing we can say, pretty unilaterally, is that without having someone to talk to about it, and without having a good sense of what is fiction/fantasy and what sexual reality is, any type of pornography can be confusing for someone, and for a lot of young people, that's a pertinent issue.

--------------------
Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
About Me Get our book!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Posts: 68290 | From: An island near Seattle | Registered: May 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

  New Poll   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Get the Whole Story! Go Home to SCARLETEEN: Sex Ed for the Real World | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3