Monday March 10, 2014

Generation Porn

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Thirty years ago, a peek at a Playboy or Hustler centrefold was a rite of passage for teenage boys. Today children as young as ten are viewing hardcore pornography on smart phones. The ramifications for young men and women are both complex and disturbing. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores the long-term consequences of this burgeoning exposure to pornography.

This program contains extremely graphic language. Listener discretion is advised.



Participants in the program:

Gail Dines:
Professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston and an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, and a feminist activist. She is the author of Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality.

Isaac Abel
A freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, he writes about sexuality and gender. He has recently published a series of articles for Salon.com and The Atlantic in which he chronicles his troubled relationship with porn which started in his early teens.

Cindy Gallop:
A successful entrepreneur and branding consultant. In 2009, she gave one of the most talked about TED talks when she launched Make Love not Porn a website promoting what she calls real world sex, whose tagline is: 'Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference.'

Blake Spence:
The creator and coordinator of the WiseGuyz Program at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. WiseGuyz is a health and relationship program specifically for young men between the ages of 14 and 16 years old.

David Ley:
A clinical psychologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he specialized in sexuality and alternative sexuality. He is the author of the books, Insatiable Wives and The Myth of Sex Addiction.

Gary Wilson:
The host of Yourbrainonporn.com, a science-based information website that helps young men overcome the negative effects excessive porn use.


Related Websites:

Generation Porn Live Chat -  replay the CBC Community Blog an online chat with Live Online host Lauren O'Neil, Hassan Ghedi Santur and guests, Gail Dines, professor of sociology and women's studies in Boston, and Carlyle Jansen, sex educator and owner of the store Good For Her in Toronto.