Please refresh the page and retry. I n the late s, it is thought there were just three kinds of people using the internet: civil servants, academics and people looking for pornography. Presumably, they were not mutually exclusive either. It is students we have to blame, or thank. Where there was demand, supply followed, and it grew. Over the next few years, sex sites began pioneering every incoming technological development, adopting text and visuals before many other sectors, innovating file sharing, and making huge amounts of money.
Porn not only messes with young men’s minds, but their bodies too
The scary effects of pornography: how the 21st century's acute addiction is rewiring our brains
There is a lot of discussion about the possible effects of online pornography on children and young people and the messages pornography generates about gender, equality and sexuality. Pornography exists within a broader sociocultural context in which stereotypes about gender, sexism, sexual objectification and violence-supportive attitudes are also at play. Nearly half of children between the ages of experience regular exposure to sexual images. Young males are more likely than females to deliberately seek out pornography and to do so frequently. Pornography use can shape sexual practices and is associated with unsafe sexual health practices such as not using condoms and unsafe anal and vaginal sex. Pornography may strengthen attitudes supportive of sexual violence and violence against women.