A Post About Porn (nothing dirty, trust me)

One of the things I like about my job was the stories and information I get from scouring the world wide web. I come upon lots of blogs and sites that have funny, inspiring, and sometimes awfully horrible content. Some times, they’re also helpful and educational, like what I’m about to share to you.

 

Yesterday at work, I happen to stumble upon this article. My colleague actually shared this to me and I couldn’t resist not reading it.

 

The article talks about the evil of online porn and how it’s stealing the innocence of our children. I’m not going to talk about what’s inside the story because you can just read it yourself. So anyway, it got me thinking that this ex-magazine editors got some points. And I definitely agree that porn is ruining the minds of our young generation. Of course, it’s not just them who are being torn by this vile movie industry but also relationships.

 

When I read the article, I was really shocked to learn that kids as young as 12 years old are already familiar with a lot of sexual jargon. I mean if they know such things then they’ve probably watched it somewhere. You just can’t remember a word or something unless you’ve seen them being used, can you? I was really shocked because when I was at that age, I spend most of my free time playing Barbie dolls or watching animated cartoons. Not porn or anything for that matter.

 

Today, I’d hear some kids and teenagers talk about porn like it was a normal topic to talk about. I was surprised when my sister-in-law, Love, told me about what her oldest son asked her after school. He asked what’s a ‘vagina’ because he didn’t know and because a lot of his classmates kept saying the word all the time and laugh like it was some big joke. Good thing Henry got his answer from the right source, his mom.

 

When I was young, we’d talk about what game to play next or the latest Sailor Moon episode. Sometimes we’d talk about crushes, but nothing sexual. The latter was a topic that we left to the adults to talk about, if you know what I mean.

 

Back in my student days, I’ve met some people my age who made watching porn a favorite past time, and most of them could never hold a normal conversation without going back to the topic of porn sex. It was just really uncomfortable. Good thing I have my own set of good friends to hang out with.

 

Of course, not every kid is a porn addict, but it’s nice to be aware of what’s going on in children’s lives. I’m not a parent so I don’t know anything about rearing children. But I have two nephews and one niece whom I really care. I trust their parents who are raising them, but I don’t trust evil influences that surrounds them, especially the internet. Now that the two boys are learning how to use the computer and the internet, I worry that they might click or see something they’re not supposed, especially when they access online game sites and Facebook.

 

I know I don’t have the moral authority to tell parents what they should and should not do, but I really do hope that we, all grownups, will have the gumption to protect the young from the pernicious evil of porn. It just robs them of their innocence.

 

I’m just grateful that we’re being taught the value of virtue and being chaste at church. It has given me a clear understanding between what’s good and bad in relation to sexual intimacy. That the power of procreation is sacred and should only be done by two legally wedded husband and wife. Now that I’m married, I totally get why it’s sacred.

 

 

Anyway, let’s help preserve the innocence of the young minds. Protect them from the subtle evil of pornography. Let’s help them become positive contributors to society by making sure that they’re spiritual, mental, and emotional development are not hindered because of porn — and other acts of evil.

 

 
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