The porn talk works: If parents dislike porn, kids will too9

Deseret News - Talking to children about pornography may not just help them dislike it, it may also insulate them against lowered self-esteem if a future romantic partner chooses to view it, according to a recent study.

The study, by researchers at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, found that children of parents who regularly talked about how they don't like pornography because of the messages it contains and how it negatively affects individuals and society expressed more negative attitudes about pornography as college students. Those negative attitudes then translated into less pornography use, said author Eric Rasmussen, an assistant professor in the College of Media & Communication.

"When parents are saying 'This has negative effects,' kids are internalizing that," he said. "Those conversations in middle school and high school actually persist into emerging adulthood when kids are off on their own."

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