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What's the Big Deal about Pornography?: A Guide for the Internet Generation

4.56  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Dr. Manning speaks directly to the young people she calls the "internet generation." She discusses such topics as: * "What is pornography?" * "How does pornography affect people?" * "Can pornography teach me things about sexuality that I need to know in the future?" * "What do I do if I can't stop looking at pornography?" * "What do I do if someone I know can't stop lookin ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Shadow Mountain (first published April 1st 2008)
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Judy
Sep 29, 2008 Judy rated it really liked it
Wow. We are in the last days with the internet highway to crap!
Rebecca
Apr 15, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Five stars for content. Jill Manning is an LDS author, but she did not write this book speaking from an LDS "pornography is morally wrong" or "don't look at porn because you're not supposed to" point of view. Rather, she focuses on how pornography damages individuals, families and society and backs it up with what the research shows and what she's seen as a marriage and family therapist. The book is meant to inform youth and teenagers of the truth about pornography and its consequences in a very ...more
Janeen Hare
Aug 03, 2009 Janeen Hare rated it it was amazing
Dr. Manning specializes in clinical work and research related to pornography and other problems with regard to sexual behavior. The book is compassionate, full of suggestions and strategies to combat a very real problem in our society and one that will only continue to escalate, given the easy access to the Internet and the tricky ways pornographers market their wares. I did not realize that music videos are considered "beginner's porn". (CNN Paula Zahn Now, 2007) The book is full of ideas for e ...more
Natalie
Jun 15, 2016 Natalie rated it it was amazing
Well done book about a subject that unfortunately we have to address in our day. Great for teens and their parents.
Blake
Dec 24, 2012 Blake rated it liked it
It's really hard to "really like" anything dealing with this topic. The other issue is that I only read pieces of it, (as opposed to reading the whole thing.) Were it not for those two thing, I probably would have given it a 4 or 5. This book struck me as well-researched. I appreciate that it both explained specific side effects of this habit and offered practical suggestions for minimizing impact of any accidental (or non-accidental) exposure. This is a welcome change from most of the other boo ...more
Sean
Sep 04, 2015 Sean rated it really liked it
A good resource for leaders and parents. More of a practical guide than a deep dive into addictive behaviors.
Erin
Nov 13, 2009 Erin rated it really liked it
I heard this author speak at a Time Out for Women. Dr. Manning was very straightforward and frank about this topic and honestly, her talk was quite intriguing. I didn't think I'd have an interest in learning about pornography issues because I personally don't have a problem with it, but I went away from her talk with a need to protect my family from the terrible effects of pornography. This is a must read for any parent. It's an easy read, but a difficult subject. I now feel better prepared to p ...more
Janet
Nov 24, 2009 Janet rated it it was amazing
This is FABULOUS book with exceptional information for ALL parents. It is easy to understand and practical. It exposes this terrifying trend among boys and girls to view internet pornography. It expands on the difference between Internet porn and magazine porn. I recommend this book with flying colors. Author states information for "when" not "if" a child will view porn. VERY POWERFUL!!!!
Shara
Nov 19, 2009 Shara rated it it was amazing
This should be REQUIRED READING for every adult and teen. It is so well written and arms the reader with tons of useful information. The book talks about effects of pornography, what pornography actually is, how long it has existed, what can be done, etc, etc. Loved this book. I got it from the library, but ordered my own copy today.
Grace
May 12, 2009 Grace rated it it was amazing
After attending an anti-pornography conference, I decided to read this book to get more informed about the effects of pornography. It is very informative and has great suggestions on how to avoid accidents and how to deal with them when they do happen. It's a great book for families.
Julia
Oct 25, 2010 Julia rated it really liked it
So I was a little nervous to put this on my book list...but I think it's important information for parents in this technological world. I thought the book had great info, discussion questions to use when talking to your kids, and helpful solutions. Worth my time, for sure!
Ami
Jan 18, 2013 Ami rated it really liked it


Good to be in touch with what the 'younger generation' is facing as well as how to discuss this topic with them. I've always believed in being straightforward when it comes to teens and hard topics. Dr. Manning just reiterates that point.
Jenny
Jan 13, 2011 Jenny rated it it was amazing
I was very sick on Christmas Day, and while I was feverish and in bed, I read this book that we had given Andrew for Christmas. I learned A LOT, and I hope I can help my boys navigate the media available to them now. Every parent should read this!
April
Apr 06, 2011 April rated it really liked it
This was such a good, powerful book. I honestly recommend it to anyone and everyone. Every person is in danger of pornography and this book can provide guidelines to keep yourself and your children safe from pornography.
Susan
Mar 19, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing
No matter your age, I would recommend reading this book. Pornography is affecting our society dramatically and educating ourselves about it will help us to protect our families and friends, especially our children.
Karen
Jun 30, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it
Jeff had this book recommended to him as a book that would be helpful in counseling people. I read it and found it gave great information to help me help my children protect themselves.
I highly recommend it.
Sally
Sep 03, 2010 Sally rated it it was amazing
Just started this book tonight & almost done reading ! Quick & easy read considering the subject matter. Every home need a copy of this book !!
Brittany
Sep 29, 2011 Brittany rated it it was amazing
This book is a research-based explanation of the dangers of pornography addiction. Every parent should read this.
Heather
Nov 28, 2009 Heather rated it it was amazing
Very straightforward and appropriate. Great info to empower adults in guiding youth. Excellent resource.
Jamie
May 11, 2012 Jamie rated it it was amazing
really great read, everything is clearly and convincingly explained. I really loved ch 5, what to do if you have an accidental encounter.
Michaella
Jul 26, 2012 Michaella rated it it was amazing
An excellent book that reveals the truth about pornography without going into disgusting detail. You can tell it's a few years old, but the information is still good. Definitely a good read if you have plans on raising children in the next 20 years.
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