Sex addiction expert Paula Hall says that watching fast-moving sexual images online “can lead to a trance-like state and can certainly become addictive – in that sense paper porn is safer than online porn.
It adds that one in four young people had received pornographic junk mail or instant messages, and one in eight had visited violent pornographic websites.
Some people claim there’s no difference between sexual images on the net and looking at soft porn magazines – which have been around for generations.
Our recent survey on teen issues found that 81% of parents surveyed, felt that it is harmful for young people to watch pornography.
Only 43% of parents knew if their child had watched porn and 66% parents knew the laws surrounding watching pornography.
Research carried out worldwide shows that people who grow up on a diet of porn have more difficulty forming relationships.