Adolescents feel intense pressure to comply with the pornographic norms

A new survey was conducted on 18-year-old young adolescents who feel intense pressure to comply with the pornographic norms. A major of 80 per cent of the young adolescents commented on how easy it was to come across explicit images and videos in new media.

Forty-six per cent of the participants agreed to have indulged in ‘sexting’ as a part of their everyday life. A majority of them admitted that porn was making their life harder. Almost half the boys and two-thirds of the girls commented that in the case of porn being less easy to access, growing up will not be a lot easier for them.

One out of 10 admitted that by the young age of 11, watching porn was common and 70 per cent of them said that it was normal among their classmates to watch porn.

Fifty-five per cent of the young adolescents had stumbled across explicit images while on the internet, making them worried and uncomfortable while only one out of 10 told their parents about it. About two-thirds of the participants believed that porn is addictive.

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Her Boyfriend was Addicted to Porn – She Left Him

A young woman who broke up with her boyfriend over his porn addiction feels insecure. Mariella Frostrup tells her to pat herself on the back, as porn is poisoning our culture

The dilemma I am 17 years old and I broke up with my boyfriend a few days ago because I noticed on his laptop that he looked up a lot of porn. He told me he was addicted to it. This broke my heart. It made me feel like I was being cheated on because he was looking at all the other girls on the porn sites and getting turned on by them. When I broke up with him for this, he acted like he didn’t care, and now I feel very insecure.

Read the advice Mariella Frostrup gave her