Increased porn usage has led to an equivalent rise in partner rape. In an Australian report called Don’t Send Me That, 600 girls aged 15-19 from all over the country to ask about their realationships.
Online sexual abuse and harrassment were reported as a normal part of their day. The expectations of boys they knew were unrealistic and based on scenarios and porn actors seen online. Adolescent boys and teens from the same age bracket and older are demanding vaginal, anal and oral sex in exchange for open affection like kissing.
With the online availability of sex being ominipresent, with few affective prohibitive steps to keep it age protected actually working, the situation is becoming gradually worse and more prolific.
Some girls are beign pressure to look, groom and dress like pornstars and are ostracised and singled out for not complying. Naked pictures are demanded now as preclusion to a date.
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These are the words of Lucy, aged 15, one of 600 young Australian women and girls who took part in a just-released survey commissioned by Plan Australia and Our Watch. The survey, conducted by Ipsos, gathered responses from the girls and young women aged 15-19 in all states and territories.
In the survey report, entitled’Don’t Send Me That’ participants reported that online sexual abuse and harassment were becoming a normal part of their everyday interactions. And while the behaviour seemed so common, more than 80% said it was unacceptable for boyfriends to request naked images.