Before we even get to the point of the story, here’s a stat from it: the Pew Internet and American Life Project says that 70% of 15-17 year-old Internet users “accidentally” view pornography with what they call a frequency of “very” or “somewhat” often. Luckily, I used to be 15-17, and I can tell you that it’s no accident; I sought that out daily. But, of course, if some adult with a clipboard is asking – it was clearly a mistake. Pop-up ads, I tell you…pop-up ads.

Anyway, the dudes over at Internet Solutions for Kids say that “violent” porno leads to sexually aggressive kids and adolescents. And I don’t think they’re talking about beating the meat. Now, this study is rife with vague wording. First off, what is “violent” “pornography”? One could argue that most pornography these days contains some sort of violence – I mean, I’m not qualified to tell you what goes on in most movies, but from the films that I screened specifically for this story, it seems like there’s a whole lot of chicks getting pushed and thrown around. There’s some light face-slapping. There’s a ton of ass-slapping. There are things being forced into other things that might not normally be considered a good fit. There’s a lot of what can be referred to as “verbal assault.” I mean, it’s really not an industry that thrives on tender love and peace.

And what are we calling “pornography”? The article does mention “X-rated”, so I’m assuming we’re not talking about things that are able to pass for an R-rating – for example, a violent theatrical movies that also has a topless woman in it. Maybe I’m not the best when it comes to focus, but I can’t find the whole study. I just keep coming up with the press release linked below.

The study’s main author, Dr. Michele Ybarra, does conclude that while there are methods available to block X-rated content online, but as she said, “…these things won’t do anything to prevent exposure through magazines and movies. That’s why it’s important to talk to your kids also.”

And maybe steer them toward some less aggressive and violent porno, you pervert.

Sauce: Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc.