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Ethics – Pornography influence

October 2016

Teenagers and young people in the UK are becoming more addicted to pornography, leading to polluted sexual relationships with each other, a BBC documentary has found.

BBC Newsbeat’s ‘Brought up on porn’ documentary has revealed how women are being forced to spend money to be the idealised ‘perfect version’ of a woman, because their partners’ obsession with porn has led them to be dissatisfied with their own looks.

Young women in the documentary said, ‘Porn has definitely had an effect on what men expect women’s bodies to be like. I get self-conscious about myself’. One woman, married to an addict, said she finds it hurtful that her husband is always comparing her unfavourably to other women. ‘It makes me feel rubbish about myself’, she said.

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