Porn: the new normal #2

Three men respond …

Chip Somers: “Social media in last 10 years as been a total game changer. Besides the basics of bypassing usual social channels of developing social skills and confidence which are now a thing of the past. You need no confidence or healthy ‘fear’to say the most outrageous things to people. But it is the images, freely available and passed round. Men now feel inadequate as a result of the genitalia they see online and are therefore more likely to try and ‘make up’ for their ‘inadequacy’ through being more violent but women, too, feel shamed and ashamed of their bodies. Expectations of sexual behaviour have gone through the roof so that a BJ is now first base and anal sex is expected. People as young as 13 are fully sexualised and I fear for the consequences on them and natural development over the next 10 years. Besides the sexual damage people today are now being parented by people who also spend all their time on smartphones thus bypassing natural nurturing, hugging and verbal affirmation. I am massively pessimistic.”

Roger Foley-Fogg: “I think our egregious polity and the ensuing top down elimination of capital E Empathy has a lot to do with it.”

Anon: “Sex and sexuality are becoming fetishised in a new and frankly disturbing manner. As Antonella Gambotto-Burke states, intimacy is lost. and decency too. Sex is supposed to be a spiritual practice or at least has the potential to be. Porn is eroding that potential.”

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