Exposure to porn affecting children
DOCTORS are reporting an increase in young men having sexual difficulty and young women engaging in risky sexual practices as a result of their exposure to pornogaphy, particularly violent porn.
A study of more than 3500 Australian parents found one in three avoided having a conversation with their children about porn until it was too late.
The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) said more teenagers and young men had performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction, in part due to an overexposure to porn and miseducation around sex.
USANZ andrology group chairman Eric Chung said: “The biggest trouble is that, with pornography, it is a fantasy set up with a lot of unrealistic expectations.”
Teenage girls are also presenting with vaginal injuries and engaging more in anal sex as a result of exposure to unrealistic sexual encounters online.
Cybersafety group Family Zone said up to 30 per cent of pre-teens in households with its software, of which there are more than 350,000 daily Australian users, are trying to access online porn, including 22 per cent of 0-8 year olds. A NORTH Queensland council is refusing to say whether a senior manager has been sacked after a skinny-dipping scandal near Tully last week.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council executive manager Bill Davis (pictured) and a female colleague were allegedly caught bathing naked at Bulg gun Creek last Monday.
The creek supplies water for Feluga, South Mission Beach and Wongaling Beach and is off limits to unauthorised people to protect the water supply.
A council spokesman would only say two staff members had been stood down.
Mr Davis was appointed as executive manager after being originally hired as a consultant.
In July, The Cairns Post reported he recommended creating the role and helped write the position description. It has not been suggested Mr Davis was not qualified for the job.