PORN TO BE DEBATED ON LIVE TV
These days, all kinds of hardcore adult films are available instantly to anyone with a phone, tablet or home computer — often free.
But is it healthy? Journalist Tom Tilley aims to find out.
The host of Triple J’s current affairs program Hack will bring together people from all sides for next Monday’s Australians On Porn on ABC2.
“Porn stars, sex therapists, anti-porn activists and regular consumers of pornography will be part of a live discussion forum,” Tilley says.
Academic Gail Dines wrote about internet porn in her book Pornland, arguing it distorts views of sexuality and makes real-life intimate relationships more difficult.
“She believes it’s destroying the sexuality of a whole generation,” Tilley says. “I’m still making up my mind. There’s a question about whether it gives people unrealistic expectations.
“And the other burning question is what all this means for women. “Is it degrading? “The other big question is about where this is all heading. You think about how much our relationships with porn have changed in just a decade … what’s going to happen in the next 10 years?”
AUSTRALIANS ON PORN, ABC2, MONDAY, 9.30PM