Documentary: Raised on Porn – the new sex education

'Raised on Porn' exposes the ways pornography has become the new sex education for children and unpacks the lifelong implications of this global phenomenon.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This is not pleasant to watch, and for parents, it might be downright scary. But the story it tells is one we all need to know.

As Jean Kilbourne says in the film, “The Internet has made porn not only accessible, it’s really made it inescapable.” What that’s meant for today’s teens and preteens is that they’re turning to online pornography for their “sex ed.”

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The terrifying part of this is that it isn’t just what you teach your children and when you allow them access to the Internet and smartphones, but also what kind of access their friends have, and what kind of videos those friends have been watching. Another expert, Gail Dines, explains, that violent porn is now the norm.

( Documentary Film by JON DYKSTRA)

Raised on Porn includes interviews with men who were first caught up in porn as children, when they weren’t seeking it out, and didn’t understand where porn would take them. One went to jail, and another nearly destroyed his marriage, going from porn to tracking down a prostitute.

We also hear from leading psychologists and neurologists telling us what porn does to the brain. We hear from addiction therapists who have seen the demand for their services skyrocket. As reviewer Justin Sarachik put it, “This film shatters cultural myths about the ‘harmless’ nature of pornography.”