Porn Star Urges Parents to Have the Talk Early
Yes, your child has seen hardcore porn, Monique Alexander says
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2017 1:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – Parents may find it awkward to talk to their pre-adolescent kids about sex, but nowadays, those who don't are letting porn do the talking. That's the message behind a new minute-long (and somewhat NSFW) PSA called "Give the Talk" developed by ad agency Mistress, which hired porn star Monique Alexander to urge parents to be the ones to tell their kids about sex, reports Adweek. "Our mission is that every parent see this initiative and feel empowered and equipped to talk to their child," one of the ad creators says. Another adds, "It's disturbing when you think about hardcore online porn being a 9-year-old's first exposure to sex. A lot of parents don't realize we need to start the conversation that young."

Roughly nine in 10 males in the US have seen hardcore porn by the time they are 18, according to research conducted by Novus Report, and of that 90%, the average age at which they were "sexualized" by it was between 8 and 11. And if you don't think your kid is one of those nine, porn star Alexander says, "Yes, your child." She adds: "Yes, it's going to be uncomfortable. Awkward. But if you don't, we'll be their only lesson." The ad's launch coincided with International Children's Day (June 1) and points to givethetalk.com, which in turn links to amaze.org, a nonprofit that works to make sex ed more engaging and "less weird" for young adolescents who might not know that porn is about fantasy, more like a video game than real life. (One woman teaches sex ed to teens and their parents.)

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