How old were you?

    How old were you when you first saw/watched pornography? I went to a men’s retreat that mentioned an average of around 10. The speaker of the retreat commented that Satan seems to know that around 10 is a good (and vulnerable) age to implant the seed of sin in a young boy’s life.

    California King Asked on April 7, 2019 in Pornography .

    What’s pornography.

    When I was maybe 8, some boys at  school were looking at some magazine and makng a big deal out of it.  There were little tiny black and white photos, kind of like small ‘thumbnail’ pictures.  I looked, but with movement and the size of the pictures, didn’t make out anything.  It turns out it was a porno mag.  Since I didn’t know what I was looking at, I don’t think that counts.

    But I went to my cousins’ house at 8 or 9 and spent the night.  There were a couple of movies.  One was pretty creepy and I sure wouldn’t let my kids watch it or have it on myself, but it was about a woman who kept getting sexually molested by spirits.  My older cousin blocked my eyes.  I jumped out of the way and saw the woman naked with breasts exposed and pubes showing.  Soft core porn these days, but still something I should not have seen.  There was also a similar situation with the Conan movie and the witch he threw into the fire.  I thought he’d raped her.  I’m not sure if that was the storyline or not.  But that’s when I figured out, oh, you put that thing in there and realized a bit about the logistics of how sex is done.  I didn’t grow up around farm animals copulating.

    on May 3, 2019.
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      In my first year of college (way before the Internet age and just after Gutenberg’s press invention 🧐 ). It was a Playboy magazine when photos were far more discrete. Even so, it was a jarring experience. I’d never seen a naked woman – real or in a photo. My emotional and physical reaction was chaotic at the moment and for days/years after – and today! The desire to see more and the realization of its wrongness were at war. It was my first real epiphany that pornography is appealingly and devastingly addictive.

      Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on April 8, 2019.
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        I was 11 or 12 years old.  One of the boys I hung around with found some magazines in an alley.

        What is particularly bothersome is that as a rule, I don’t remember much from that age.  A few vague memories that I can’t fill out with details.  But I remember that event vividly, and can still describe one of those pictures in great detail.

         

        On the floor Answered on April 8, 2019.
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          LAte for me – I was 15.  I was trying to illegally download music from a  file sharing program and a search result pulled up some porn videos, as well.

          Queen bed Answered on April 8, 2019.
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            around 15. “Friends” I had at the time were talking about some things I didn’t know. So I Googled them which turned out to be sexual terms, which led to videos and the rest is history.

            Queen bed Answered on April 8, 2019.
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              My “porn” exposure was probably in my pre-teen years. I was at a bookstore with a friend and her mom, and that was before they put magazines in plastic. The mom wasn’t around, so we thought, and the friend picked up some magazines with men in them. Looking at the naked opposite sex definitely did not have the effect on me as it does on boys. It must have been a Playgirl and some other magazine that was men for men.

              My video exposure that young, was tapings of late night cable (HBO, Cinemax). Real porn came in my first year of marriage at 19. All before internet was in our lives.

              Under the stars Answered on April 8, 2019.
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                My porn exposure was approximately 13 years old when my Dad used porn magaznies to “educate” me about sexual education.

                Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on April 8, 2019.
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                  I found my dad’s stash at 7. It was 60’s Playboys and Penthouse, so T&A and the occasional hint of pubic hair. Still enough to get me hooked.

                  In my early teens, I took to scavenging illegal dump sites. What I found there was far more hardcore, with full nudity, oral sex, and intercourse.

                  By the grace of God, I stopped at the age of 15. But what I’d seen changed me and caused me problems when I got married a decade later

                  Fell out of ... Answered on April 8, 2019.
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                    I found my dad’s in his drawer when I was about 10 or so.   That’s what started the ball rolling in a downward slide that continued until my 30’s, when I finally began to break free.

                    Twin bed Answered on April 8, 2019.
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                      I was eight.  The newspaper occasionally had some articles that were less than appropriate for a child to read.

                      Twin bed Answered on April 8, 2019.
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                        My roommate in college kept putting up Playgirl pictures on the wall.

                        Hammock Answered on April 8, 2019.
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