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Extra Virgin :: Smartphones & Porn

This month, we’re talking about the way technology influences our sexuality. While we all definitely have some strong opinions about the topic, I’d like this to be more of a discussion. This is such a new and evolving issue and I’m interested to hear your thoughts on it and how technology may have affected you or those around you. In each post, I’ll pose a question and then wait to hear from you in the comments.

In the article I referenced last week, it listed these statistics ::

About 90 percent of young men report using pornography with some regularity—as do 34 percent of young women…[And] in 2015, more than half of porn users polled regularly accessed it via their phones.

Lots of parents come to Logan (a middle-school youth minister) and ask when a good age is to give their kids an iPhone. Logan talks to them about the pros and cons, but then often says, “Putting a smartphone in the hands of a student is like giving them personal access to an adult entertainment store.” It’s a chilling thought.

But here’s my question ::

Do you think that married couples should discuss the link between smartphones and porn? Why or why not?

Ready…Go!

P.S. Smartphones & Intimacy, Technology and Sex, and Sex in Movies.

(Photo by Erin Pickersgill)


Posted by Aanna on Monday, February 6th, 2017


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