Talking with Your Teen About Porn: Overcoming the Barriers, Part 3 of 3

So, you suspect that your teen is viewing pornography. You feel like maybe you should have a conversation about that. Here we discuss the third of 3 common barriers parents face when wanting to having this important conversation. Barrier 3: “My son (or daughter) doesn’t want to hear anything from me about sex. Period. End of discussion.”

Talking with Your Teen About Porn: Is Today’s Porn Harmless? Part 3 of 4

Isn’t viewing porn pretty harmless for teens? Isn’t this just a phase most boys (or young people) go through? Although it is normal to be curious and interested, here is the third of 4 reasons the average young person today may not “casually” view pornography without being seriously impacted by what he or she consumes.

Talking with Your Teen About Porn: Is Today’s Pornography Harmless? Part 2 of 4

Advanced brain imaging scans now show us that viewing pornography creates a neurochemical high in the brain that compares closest to the high of using Heroin. The pleasure centers of the brain are impacted, neurochemicals are firing (ie., norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, testosterone, endogenous opiates), and connections are made that reinforce the desire to repeat the behavior.