With the younger generation’s growing access to the internet, it probably comes as no surprise that many children are viewing pornography.

But what may surprise you, is the reason why they’re watching. Some sexuality health experts are suggesting many Australian young people are using pornography as a “how to” manual for having sex.

In Australia 12 to 19 year olds are large consumers of pornography and early exposure to explicit pornography is leaving young people with a skewed idea of how to have sex.

The 2012 ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ survey, conducted by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition and Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS, asked young people to explain how they learnt about sex. There was an 85 per cent reliance on internet, 69 per cent on schools and 64 per cent on pornography.

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