In advance of pornography being studied as part of the new Junior Cert curriculum, a timely reminder of what porn teaches and the need to offer young minds and hearts something more - that sex is something more beautiful, connected to love and permanent commitment.
“Pornography is a teacher and its teaching is harmful. Here’s what it teaches: ‘There’s no sexual behaviour that’s hurtful, toxic or traumatising. Sex is not about intimacy, caring, love or respect. Sex is not about marriage or having children. Sex is casual; it’s recreational; it’s adversarial and it’s non-intimate. You don’t even need to know your partner”.
Mary Anne Layden