Equality At Last: Teen Boys and Girls Have Similar Views on Sex and Porn
Both Peggy Orenstein and Cara Natterson have children who — deliberately, I assume — are mentioned only occasionally in their excellent books about raising better boys. Instead, Orenstein relies on the revealing and sometimes painfully intimate interviews she conducted over the course of two years with boys aged 16 to 22, and Natterson draws from years of practical experience as a pediatrician, and her ability to boil down complicated scientific studies to their tablespoon of curative parental medicine. But the personal stakes for both authors are clear, and urgent.
T urns out young people have finally realized that both males and females, desire, and care about sex. Even though teenage boys consume more pornography and think about it more often, a new study that interviewed Swedish year-olds discovered that teen boys and girls fantasize about the same things. Not only that, but teenage girls are more interested in pornography than conventional thinking leads us to believe. Based on the findings, there are no differences between the number of teen males and females who say their sexual behavior is influenced by pornography in a big way which, might not be a good thing.