The survey, conducted by Ipsos, gathered responses from the girls and young women aged in all states and territories. Sexual bullying and harassment are part of daily life for many girls growing up as a part of this digital generation. Girls and young women describe boys pressuring them to provide acts inspired by the porn they consume routinely. I asked a year-old about her first sexual experience. He seemed to enjoy it. Boys then typically use the images as a form of currency, to swap and share with their friends.
Often times boys will use the revealing pics to humiliate girls publicly if there is a bad break up.
Girls describe being groped in the schoolyard, and being routinely sexually harassed at school or on the school bus on the way home. It is partially true what defenders of porn often say, porn does provide sex education—but not in the way they think. Girls describe being ranked at school on their bodies, and are sometimes compared to the bodies of porn stars.
Some girls suffer physical injury from porn-inspired sexual acts, including anal sex. The biggest common denominator is consumption of porn by the offender. We have seen a huge increase in deprivation of liberty, physical injuries, torture, drugging, filming and sharing footage without consent.
Sexual conquest and domination are untempered by the bounds of respect, intimacy and authentic human connection. Young people are not learning about intimacy, friendship and love, but about cruelty and humiliation. But how will young women find these sensual, slow-burn experiences in men indoctrinated by pornography? Violent pornography is infiltrating Australian relationships. It is wrong to leave sexual formation in the hands of the global sex industry.
We need to do more to help young people stand up against warped notions of sexuality conveyed in pornography. That is why we are anti-porn. Porn is full of ideals and beliefs that are completely opposite of what real relationships, healthy sexuality, and real love are like.
Healthy relationships are built on equality, honesty, respect, and love. Our generation is the first to deal with the issue of pornography to this intensity and scale. Spark Conversations This movement is all about changing the conversation about pornography. Check out all our styles in our online store, or click below to shop: