How about an epiphany about PORN? Here you go…

thumbHere’s a Question: Is Watching Porn Bad for You?

Dear Friends and Parents of Tweens/Teens (especially boys), please listen to this. I don’t know about you, but this whole porn addiction thing keeps popping up, and so often I still hear, “Porn is no big deal.” Or “Everybody watches porn.”

Well, NO, neither count is true. Not everyone watches porn and sometimes it’s fine and works for people but sometimes it’s a big, fat negative deal for people — especially for kids. It can be extremely addictive and detrimental to normal development, and more and more kids are not just looking at Playboy photos as in the more innocent days of yore, but are watching hard-core porn because of the easy access now on the internet.

If you’re a parent, especially of a coming-of-age teen boy, you should really listen to this podcast (link below). When I say this keeps coming up in conversation, I mean it really does. In fact, one of the reasons I’m writing this post is so that I can just refer people to it, that’s how much it comes up.

I’ve had mothers tell me about their kids who tell them they’ve been watching porn since age 11 on their phones and computers and are scared they’re addicted, and I hear about relationships and marriages that have almost imploded or were destroyed over porn addictions, not to mention the obvious porn addicts who are impossible to date. (One friend said it was so obvious for various reasons with one guy that finally she had to stop in the heat of passion and ask, “Did you just Porn Talk me?” It’s funny but also, not.)

Anyway, I couldn’t believe what a problem it’s become and this podcast hosted by my friend Tripp Lanier of The New Man Podcast, (you can check out Tripp’s beautiful epiphany here) with Gary Wilson of YourBrainonPorn.com is so clear and really spells it all out about how our brains work and how and why porn can become a real problem for people.

So, Is Watching Porn Bad For You? Listen up and decide for yourself…

http://www.thenewmanpodcast.com/2013/07/tnm-139-is-watching-porn-bad-for-you/

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