Everything Comes At Price, Is Pornography Worth It

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Geoffrey Horsfield Prof. Geoff Arnold English 103 11 May 2011 Everything Comes at Price, is Pornography Worth it? Have you ever experienced an unwanted advertisement containing illicit material or images? We live in a day and age where information is at our fingertips. T.V.’s and computers dominate homes across the world, the news is covered on multiple channels, and anything you need to find can be instantly accessed on the Internet. Across the vast digital world that is the Internet, children and adults can access any type of content they want with ease. We live in a world where young adolescents and children are venturing into the digital world with ambitions and hopes of seeking and finding illicit material, material that is shaping the minds of the male sex across the world. It is estimated that up to 90% of children between the ages of 12 and 18 have access to the Internet. Young people in this age bracket are not only being exposed to but they are choosing to expose themselves to digital pornography. Such exposure to illicit material such as porn has negative effects on the sexual development of children and young adults. Exposure to pornographic material has profound effects on the sexual attitudes and behaviors of its young audience. Viewing material such as pornography during the developmental stages of adolescence is damaging with regards to sexual development along with the attitudinal aspects of sexual activity, healthy relationships with the opposite sex and affecting normal every day functions through its addictive qualities and its ability to desensitize its viewers. Such easily accessible content such as pornographic material its unfortunately finding its way into homes across the nation. Children of all ages are being exposed to illicit material whether it’s a wanted or unwanted exposure. According to Michele Ybarra’s recent study
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