Today we’re going to talk about a subject that’s usually considered taboo, at least in our society: pornography*. Good thing nothing is taboo at loveisrespect! Lots of people who get in touch with us have questions about porn, so if you have questions too, you’re not alone.
Pornography is actually sort of complicated and difficult to define for a lot of people, mostly because every person you meet is going to have a different definition of what it is. Some people consider romance novels pornography, others think porn can only be videos or magazines with graphic and explicit sexual material. One thing that all pornography has in common is that it’s meant to create sexual arousal or desire in the person who is consuming it. That’s a pretty broad definition that can include a lot of stuff, since everyone’s feelings about sex are different.
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Our amazing National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB) got together last week for our annual retreat in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina!
The incredible NYAB members came in from all over the country to learn how to teach everyone back home about healthy relationships.
"It's really really inspiring to see people doing what I'm doing because that means there's more people out there," said Chandler Lewis, one of our new NYAB members.
Here are just some of the highlights from the retreat. In just a few days, we: