Kids aren’t taught how to deal with online porn – therapist

Radio NZ News 11 January 2017
Family First Comment: Disturbing.
“Their counselling rooms are full of young guys as young as like 13, 14, who are having trouble having intimacy in real life situations,” he said. “Being with a partner can’t compare to the arousal they’ve felt on screen.”

New Zealanders need to be better equipped from a young age to understand the dangers of internet porn, a sex therapist says.

Wellington man Brodie used to be a heavy user of pornography when he was younger.

He’s since turned a corner but remembered porn as a quick and easy way to answer questions about sex.

“Where ever there is reticence to talk openly about sex, that creates the lack of information that porn is one solution for young men.

“Around most dinner tables in New Zealand if it was brought up… it would be kind of an awkward topic right?”

He said it was clear there was a widespread problem, especially among young men in New Zealand.

“Actually had a chance meeting with someone who’s a sex educator.

“Their counselling rooms are full of young guys as young as like 13, 14, who are having trouble having intimacy in real life situations,” he said.

“Being with a partner can’t compare to the arousal they’ve felt on screen.”

Recent figures showed New Zealand in the top ten of countries per capita viewing the pornography website Pornhub in 2016.
READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/322146/kids-aren’t-taught-how-to-deal-with-online-porn-therapist

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