Mocked so cruelly, Mary Whitehouse was right all along

Oct 12, 2016 by

by Sarah Vine, Mailonline: When I was growing up in the Eighties, Mary Whitehouse was a figure of fun. With her horn-rimmed spectacles, stiff hair and collection of prim hats, she exemplified everything that was repressive about the old order. The more she carped on about traditional values and ‘dirty’ plays, the more we rolled our eyes and determined to ignore her. She was a joyless, stuffy, stick-in-the-mud suburban prude, whose very name became a byword for laughable, old-fashioned priggery...

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How porn is damaging our children’s future sex lives

Sep 10, 2016 by

by Joanna Moorhead, Guardian: When a therapist friend told Allison Havey that her then 13-year-old son was almost certainly viewing online pornography, she felt angry. “I was offended because I thought, why would he be doing that? It’s deviant behaviour and he’s not deviant.” What Allison now knows is that it’s natural for boys to want to look at sexual imagery. In fact, the average age for first exposure to online pornography in the UK is 11. For slightly older boys, it’s completely normal –...

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Married couples who view adult material double the risk of divorce

Aug 22, 2016 by

by Glen Keogh, Mailonline: Married couples who watch pornography almost double their risk of divorce, researchers said yesterday. While it was once seen as the preserve of husbands, it now seems that wives are almost as keen on watching it as men. But viewing adult films or images comes at a price, with the researchers saying that women who start looking at porn while married are almost three times more likely to want a divorce. Their report comes after statistics last year showed that as many...

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A practical Christian response to pornography

Jun 22, 2016 by

From Christian Vision for Men website. ‘The P Word’ Conference in London will look at the huge problem for our churches and communities that online pornography has created. The conference [and website] has been created by Naked Truth and Care, with whom CVM have worked with, in the past, to help men who struggle in this area or who, themselves, are seeking to support others that do. The P Word Conference will aim to equip leaders with a practical and pastoral response to the issue...

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Pornography ‘desensitising young people’

Jun 15, 2016 by

by Katherine Sellgren, BBC: Most children are exposed to online pornography by their early teenage years, a study warns. About 53% of 11- to 16-year-olds have seen explicit material online, nearly all of whom (94%) had seen it by 14, the Middlesex University study says. The research, commissioned by the NSPCC and the children’s commissioner for England, said many teenagers were at risk of becoming desensitised to porn. The government said keeping children safe online was a key priority....

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Porn is a public health hazard – one that’s crippling our teenagers

Apr 26, 2016 by

by Jane Wilson, Telegraph: “I know the other boys watch it, but he doesn’t.” An older friend was sharing her concerns over what material her 13-year-old son might – or might not – be viewing online. “I don’t think he has any interest in that stuff.” The likelihood is that she’s wrong. Ninety per cent of eight to 16-year-olds have viewed pornography, many while on the internet doing their homework. Research from the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals has found that...

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