Sex in all its forms
 
Pornography
 
What is it?
Pornography is the display of sexual acts in photographs or on film, video or the Internet. Sexuality is depicted mainly through physical aspects (genitalia, explicit sex acts), excluding all romantic emotion.

 
Looking for answers?

As a teenager, you no doubt have all sorts of questions about sex, sexuality and romantic relations. You may have looked to pornography for certain answers to your questions (e.g. How do you make love? Is my genitalia normal? What do other people’s genitalia look like?). But be careful…

 
The law is the law!

Pornography is intended for adults aged 18 years and over, and is illegal for anyone under this age.

 
Fiction vs. reality
 Pornography rarely depicts reality! The models or actors in pornography are made up, set up and touched up! Every scene is filmed in several takes, so they can start over and last a long time! Don’t waste your time worrying about or looking at how you compare with what you see in pornography—it’s fiction!

 
One type of body
Pornography can give you the impression that there is only one possible body type: large breasts, big penis, no hair, etc. In reality, all bodies are different and this is totally normal.

 
Nothing but fun?
In pornography, everyone looks like they’re ready and willing to do anything. It makes all sexual practices look enjoyable. But in real life, nobody wants to do whatever with whomever, whenever. Certain sexual activities are even painful and totally unenjoyable.

 
Arousal? Careful!
Pornography is designed to create quick and easy arousal for those who look at it. In real life, a certain amount of effort is involved in achieving the same level of arousal (caresses, kisses, soft words, tenderness, etc.)! Regular consumption of pornography can make it difficult to achieve sexual arousal without the explicit images of pornography. This can lead to an increased need for pornography and for increasingly explicit images. This can cause difficulty in achieving arousal alone or with one’s partner.

 
Porno and making love are two different things!
 
Pornography offers a simplistic view of sexuality, as though it only involved fellatio and vaginal penetration! On the contrary, sexuality involves so much more! Also, pornography is focused on the man’s pleasure without taking into consideration the woman’s. The woman is often considered a sex object instead of a person. So, pornography isn’t about to teach you about making love! Refer to the Love and sexuality section, where you’re sure to find the answers to your questions.

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