I love being a father. There are so many life-changing things that go along with fatherhood – and so many incredible comforts that come from having that little beast in my life. But you also know that being a father means life changes and discomforts too – fatherhood would be too perfect if it were all about being proud and comfortable all the time.
There are a lot of awkward uncertainties I face in fatherhood: How do I provide for my family? How do I teach my son all of the right lessons in life? How do I protect my son from danger?
And how, I’ve got to ask, am I supposed to snuggle with my kid when I wake up with morning wood?
Marnia Robinson of the Good Men Project recently talked about the fact that porn ain’t the same as it used to be, and what that might mean scientifically for your kid (and you!). Chances are that your generation of porn was far more “out there” than that of your father. Imagine what your kid’s in for.
Or, as Marnia puts it: “Who’s gonna get excited by Pac-Man when he has been playing Grand Theft Auto or Halo 3?”
Coincidentally, if anyone has any Halo porn, send it my way. I mean, in the name of science, of course.