Teenagers Apparently View Online Porn By Accident – Yeah, Right...

A government commissioned study says that 84% of boys aged 16-17 have seen internet porn, but most claim it's accidental. What horseshit. Here's a much more accurate view of the situation: 100% of teenage boys are horny little bastards who'll lie about their porn viewing habits to government researchers because they don't want to seem like horny little bastards.

The research, which will almost certainly be used by Conroy and his pals to try and reinforce their argument for mandatory internet filtering, also states that two thirds of teenage girls surveyed have viewed porn online as well.

Even though the internet wasn't anywhere near as prevalent when I was a teenage boy, I can say without a trace of doubt that any teenage boy saying they'd only seen porn online accidentally is lying. Because it's completely natural for teenagers to be curious about the physical and hormonal changes in their body, and porn offers a fairly easy way to explore and understand those changes, even if it isn't necessarily the best way.

I can't speak for women here—never having been one—but I imagine it's the same across the estrogen fence.

Let's just hope that somehow the end result of this study is better parenting, rather than the government deciding they'll try and "fix" the problem themselves...

[News.com.au]

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