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