Re: Tumblr? Porn?

Originally, I was going to post this as a comment on Routine Dreamer’s post, but it got just a tiny bit too long. So I thought I’d just post it here instead.


Ha, I don’t blame you. Tumblr IS messy and rarely gives the opportunity for people to have a voice, unlike WordPress where it’s really easy.

Anyways, on topic, in a way similar to Hollywood, most films give unrealistic expectations. Take chick flicks for example, most romance found in them is so rare and cheesy. Porn is similar in this respect because, even if it’s a touchy subject, it’s a film in its own right too.

A detrimental effect of the Internet is that you can’t make anything inaccesible. Even if the government tries one path, people are going to find another way. It’s a challenge for them, and they like it. Some of them may even be trained in IT, so it’s most likely a matter of time for most restrictions. So the solution doesn’t lie on the Internet’s side (at least in my opinion), but on the child’s.

I’m not going to say that you should stop kids from accessing porn, because that’s going to be impossible no matter what you do; they’re little hackers-in-training. But what is possible is to teach them that fantasy is different from reality.

I think the problem is not whether or not porn should be less accesible, but a matter of people educating young minds that porn and sex is different, be it teacher or parent. Being guardians of the children, they’re expected to teach them regarding their lives and of right and wrong. Including porn.

I know most parents don’t truly understand the gravity of the issue in a technology-minded society, and most can’t fathom the idea that their sweet, innocent child will ever watch porn. But the matter of the fact is, most children will find porn, either accidentally or incidentally.

I like how porn is becoming a topic that others are covering, because it shows parents that yes, you need to start educating your kids on this thing. If not, at minimum, the expectation for a kid’s guardians to do so is beginning to grow.

That’s a step. Gradual, but at least children will start to understand why the birds and the bees are on TV.

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4 thoughts on “Re: Tumblr? Porn?

  1. Routine Dreamer says:

    Such a fantastic post! 🙂

    I definitely agree that we should be educating young children on the fact that porn and sex is different! It would be so beneficial!

    Awesome post! 😛

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  2. Agree as well. Greek and Roman statues, Italian paintings, drawings, 1940 magazine pinups, now porn movies, tomorrow 3d room games and later robots are the challenges that belong to education, not laws. Divorce, LGBT, alcool, drugs, violence on tv, all belong to this group as well. People need to be educated to deal with this as they are personal and private as long as they do not harm others. Laws make them public and a nuisance to all.

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