Teen boys, porn and Internet , parents beware

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/porn-is-wreaking-havoc-on-teen-boys-views-of-sex-and-relationships/article29629647/?click=sf_globefb
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I’ve been saying for some time that our boys and young men are in trouble in spite of our current trend to assist or compensate our young females. Want a better life for our girls? Help our lost boys. 

To sum up, if you happen to have a 15-year-old male texting quietly in his bedroom upstairs (so you think!), batten down the parental hatches. But if the situation for girls is a “complicated landscape,” to quote Orenstein, rife with sexting and slut-shaming, then is life for boys today – so often cast as the lecherous villains in this adolescent apocalypse – that much simpler?Here’s a disturbing calculation, cited in Zimbardo’s book: Let’s say, Zimbardo suggests, that a 15-year-old boy watches a couple hours of porn a week. He has sex for the first time around the average age of 17. That’s nearly 1,400 pornographic experiences, a huge dose of virtual sex education, before anyone actually does the deed in the real world. Mix in drugs, add video games, Zimbardo says, and the moodles (“man-poodles” unable to care for themselves) may never grow up.(Globe)

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