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Hasn’t porn been around forever?

Great question

Yes, yes it has.  But not porn like what we have today.

I want you to have this background because chances are, your kids may make exactly this argument.  They have a natural healthy drive, time to do a little research, and they’ll argue you into a corner to get what they want.

If we define pornography as art that is meant to arouse, then yes, people have made erotic art since cave-man days. 

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Anything is better than nothing

When I was a teen I used to sneak out of the house. Well, I thought I was sneaking. Turns out, my parents knew. Whenever I slipped out, the bells hanging on the door chimed. They heard those bells and knew exactly what was happening.

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Nonpartisan, Neutral and Necessary: We need all hands on deck

Porn has been around, in various forms, for centuries. Yet, the porn of today is an entirely new phenomenon. It’s more explicit than ever before, more deviant than ever before, and more accessible than ever before. That accessibility is creating a public health crisis for our kids.

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Dropping the Blame

I saw a post on Facebook in a local mom’s group about regulating our middle schoolers’ phones and screens. In it, the author spoke to the fact that whether you want to believe it or not, most of our middle schoolers have come across porn–and not just once.

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The Disincentive to Date & Relate

There are a lot of problems that come with watching porn.  Meeting and getting to know someone else is a skill, and it’s so much harder than doing a search and streaming a video.

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Is pornography addicting?

All porn is entertainment, designed to catch our attention and give us a thrill.  That thrill, on a physiological level, is a release of neurotransmitters in the brain.

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