Tabu Toypro
Wow! A very cool piece on Em&Lo.com called All I really needed to know I learned from porn. It's a confessional from one of their contributors, Katherine Chen, and she just proves that porn can be a very, very good tool for sex education. Since I grew up in the era non-moving pictures like magazines (and absolutely zero cum shots) I found it really refreshing to read her point of view.

Where did you get your first real sex-education?



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Adriana
Porn can be an awful teacher, too. That she took such positive lessons from that seen is nothing short of miraculous. Just from her description, I just started ticking off the negatives (but I'm sort of a gloomy gus). A lot of people assume things about real life sex from porn and those things are just plain wrong. Don't get me wrong; the first real images of genitals I saw were in porn but I think some of the academics of sex are just as important as the "recreational" side.
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Hank Alvarez
I think we can learn a lot from porn, especially as far as sexual technique is concerned, but I think there's still a big difference between sex education and pornography. Human sexuality courses at the community college and university levels were, and hopefully still are, some of the most popular classes offered. And instructors frequently used porn as a visual aide but they usually have to tell the students what was left out.

An example of this was a conversation I accidentally overheard at a local sex shop years ago where a young man commiserated with a relatively knowledgeable sales clerk  as to how he and his significant other had watched the anal porn video he'd rented then immediately tried to imitate what they'd seen. The result was "disastrous." No pun intended.

The clerk sympathetically explained that  to stay within the video's time frame they probably omitted a lot foreplay and preparation. That's what we frequently hear referred to as what was left on the cutting room floor. He then gave the young man a brief " how to" lesson that I learned later could have landed him in jail in some places.

This is why I think so highly of the work of people like Nina Hartley and Tristan Taormino, among others. Some consider them as nothing more than smut peddling pornographers but I also see them as serious sex educators. Sure if you have a pulse and you watch their videos you're likely to get sexually aroused, but they fill in the blanks and give you the information you need to be a better lover and successfully imitate what you saw on the screen. That's mine, what's your take on this? Hank   
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studley
Tabu Toypro wrote:


Where did you get your first real sex-education?


I guess I learned quite a bit from a paperback monthly called "Sexology". One thing I learned was that females could have an orgasm too! 
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