Porn: not just a little harmless fun
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 12/10/2010 15:00
[Edited extract from Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, by Gail Dines]
Over the years I have come to understand how and why my lectures to students on pornography stir up extreme emotions in men.
What I do in my presentations is take the very images that users have viewed privately and with pleasure, and I project them on to a screen in a public forum.
In the decidedly nonsexual arena of a US university auditorium, men are asked to think critically about what the images say about women, men and sexuality. Stripped of an erection, men are invited to examine their porn use in a reflective manner while thinking seriously about how images seep into their lives.