What is Porn?

Pornography or ‘porn’ usually means videos and photos showing naked people or people engaged in sexual acts. Some people might look at porn as a way to learn about sex but it can have a damaging effect on their lives and relationships if they think it’s realistic.

Does everybody watch porn?

No. Not everyone is watching porn, even if a lot of people say they are. It’s OK to not want to watch it. It’s definitely not something people have to do or feel pressured to do.

So what’s the problem?

Porn can make you feel under pressure to look or behave a certain way. Most people wouldn’t like it if you treated them the way people are treated in a porn film. Chances are, it wouldn’t score you points with your partner. Watching it can make you think what they’re doing is normal and that everyone would like it. But everyone is different, and what porn shows often isn’t what happens in healthy and happy relationships.

Is porn realistic?

Porn doesn’t usually show realistic sex. Most of the people in porn films are actors, and the way they look and things they do are often exaggerated and could be abusive.

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Addicted To Porn

Read about someone who reached out for help after porn had a negative effect on his life.

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