Fuel: Talking to your daughter about p o r n

July 16, 2012 in fuel,lessons for daughters

I have a blogging friend who writes a blog much like my own, except her girls are older and the issues heavier. This summer she has been highlighting issues we need to talk to our girls about. Hard issues. Ones that don’t easily flow into conversation but issues that devastate if we fail to guide our kids through them. And so today, I direct you Holly’s blog 5 Things because she explains so well why you need to talk to your daughter about p o r n (spacing so I don’t get search engines looking for the wrong things). To encourage you to head over, let me share a few quotes from her post: 

Porn o graphy is exactly what it says on the tin. It is not about loving relationships that are built on a foundation of respect and commitment but about a ‘wham bam, thank you mam’ approach to sexual gratification. To imagine it is anything more or less is delusional.–Vicky Courtney

Drastic changes have happened so fast in the last 10 years, with access to technology, that what  used to be considered soft porn “back in the day”  may be “normal” to our kids now.  Do they even consider it p o r n? This doubt was confirmed as I asked teens…is it naked people? Almost naked people? What is it exactly? We need to define p o r n as we’re talking to our kids, so let’s go to www.dictionary.com
P o r n is defined as “writings, photographs, etc., intended to cause sexual excitement”. Wow. Interesting. That’s broad.–Holly

Today’s fuel won’t leave you feeling filled, but it will challenge you to do what you need to do. And if you have tweens or teens, I encourage you to check the other must-have conversations that Holly has posted this summer.  

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