Hello! Here comes another little rant that I think is super important and that we don’t talk about far enough!! .... PORN. As a teenager I thought porn was pretty exciting, who wasn’t intrigued by sex and all that it meant? My friends and I would sometimes see it on television after watching a movie because they showed it after twelve on some channels. It was pretty innocent but still - how did watching these images before even having sex myself actually affect my perception of sex, sexuality and gender equality? I don’t know…
Today, in Sweden (which is no exception), children start watching porn at the age of 7-12, 70% of all 16 years old boys watch porn regularly, but the most upsetting number is that 90% of all mainstream porn contains physical violence and vocabulary such as whore, bitch etc.
And then we are wondering why rape and gender inequality is still so prevailing and actually augmenting (!) in our societies…? I am not prude, I do think that sex should be an open topic and that they should talk about it in school but the way porn is “educating” all future generations about what sex actually is, is so terribly wrong. The more you start reading about the latest research about porn and its consequences, the more you understand how it is actually a key contributor to many of our societal problems.
If you would like to sign a petition to stop porn from dictating our children’s perception of sexuality in Sweden - go to link in my bio.
Sorry this was long hehe.