Porn Leads to Early Sex

A new study in this month's CyberPsychology and Behavior, a peer-reviewed journal, shows that men and women who watched pornography between the ages of 12-17 engaged in sexual behavior before others who did not.

The author, psychologist Shane Krauss from Castleton College in Vermont , concluded: "Males are having oral sex and losing their virginity much younger when they are exposed to pornography, sometimes by a good three or four years for oral sex or two years for their virginity." Catherine Harper, from Scottish Women against Pornography told the Sunday Herald that venereal diseases are being spread by men asking partners to imitate what they've seen online. She said the rise in oral sex rates is linked to the highest rates in 30 years of the human papilloma virus, particularly among young men.

Sue Maxwell, a psychosexual therapist, says Internet pornography adversely affects men more than women. "Instead of developing a relationship based on thinking what do you want, what do I want,'" she said, "[men] go for something that gives them another high and in to compulsive behavior, seeking out another sexual experience more sexually enthralling than the previous one."

Science continues to catch-up to common sense - pornography drives dangerous behavior.

Created: April 29, 2008 07:16
Last Modified: April 29, 2008 07:16

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