Please note: This post, and the post it links to, talks about sex. Not about my personal sex life so much — it’s more in the “social and political commentary” vein — but if you don’t want to read about the sex stuff, then please hang up now.
I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog, about kids and teenagers learning about sex by watching porn. It’s called All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Porn â Or Not, and it begins very much like this:
Porn is not sex education.
Iâll say it again: Porn is not sex education.
Iâm saying this to everyone whoâs reading this. But Iâm especially saying it to parents: Porn is not sex education. So you need to make sure your kids are getting actual sex education. Because if you donât, then all they really need to know about sex theyâll learn from porn â and theyâre going to get it completely wrong.
To find out more about why using porn as sex education is such a bad idea, read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!