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Is porn a threat to kids?

 
To watch people shagging or not to watch people shagging, that is the question...
By Marlon Abrahams

Pic: Dare

Article originally in Parent24
Once again, the threat of a porn channel is rearing it's head.

Kids are so clever, they’ll figure out how to access the porn,’ said one caller to a radio show.

‘With all the sexual abuse going on, we have to keep our homes free of anything that incites this kind of thing’ said another.

What utter kak, I thought. Sexual abuse, bestiality, deviant sexual behaviour, you name it, it has been around since the beginning of time, and will continue to be around long after we’re gone.

The truth of the matter is, that the same people who are going out to buy or rent porn movies, will probably be the ones who subscribe to the porn channel. And there really is nothing wrong with getting jiggy with a consenting partner to Debbie Doing Dallas, or even Dirty Dancing, if that blows your skirt up.

Any responsible parent would go to great lengths to protect their kids from inappropriate viewing, such as violence and of-course explicit sex. Bottom line is, if you want a porn channel in your home and you have kids, take responsibility for your actions. Make sure it’s a win-win situation for you and the kids: you get to enjoy some voyeuristic fun with the missus and the kids never ever, ever, ever find out. It can be done!

As for the screaming (pardon the pun) masses out their clamouring for the channel not to see the light of day - just don’t subscribe. We have to maintain the right of choice in our society, and to allow the fear of child abuse to deny responsible parents perfectly acceptable choices, is not an option in my book.

My point is, stopping a porn channel, is not going to help sexual abuse in any way whatsoever. Do you think the porn channel would have turned Advocate Barbie into a bigger freak? Hell no, she’s as freaky as they come and got up to her dastardly deeds without the help of TV.

Take responsibility for your own household! We had this kind of outcry when Scope Magazine dropped the stars on nipples, then when we decided to sell alcohol on Sundays, then when Hustler went full penetration. Whatever your issues are with porn, the bottom line is that these events have none or very little impact on child abuse.

Sadly, child abuse is the domain of the deranged and deviant mind, and the existence or lack of a porn channel will make no difference to this filthy legacy of mankind.

Do you think there’s a connection between porn and sexual abuse?

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