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The impact of that truth, however, is worth considering. What does it mean that young people, regardless of gender, are likely to get a serious chunk of their sex education from online porn? Is it better than no sex ed at all? Is it worse? It is just different? At its core, porn is very different from sex.

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Pornography has dominated user searches and is set to remain one of the world's most popular industries.

An online survey ran by the NSPCC involving 2, younger people aged found that 1 in 10 children aged were concerned that they may be addicted the porn, while around 1 in 5 children admitted to seeing upsetting pornographic images. If porn is consumed by this younger demographic regularly without better, more thorough sex education in place, porn sex becomes an expectation for sex in reality.

As evidenced by the Channel 4 documentary Sex in Classyounger people believed that certain sexual acts depicted in pornography were not only acceptable, but expected.

Highlighting the key differences between porn sex and real sex will help younger people create more realistic expectations and have a better understanding of sexual intimacy, making them well-prepared for when they become sexually active. For instance, porn implies that every man's trouser snake is of python proportions, however the average penis size is 3.

Porn stars, meanwhile, typically have an erection between 6 and 9 inches long, which is considerably larger.

It's not just men that are misrepresented either: female porn stars often have "neat", hairless labia. However, women's vulvas come in all different shapessizes and colours. The Vulva Gallery is a fantastic website and Instagram that highlights the diversity of female genitalia.

Artist Hilde Atalanta created the site in in order to educate people about different women's bodies. Moreover, in porn, both men and women are ready for sex as soon as it's on the table. Typically speaking, people need between 10 and 12 minutes to become fully aroused, and many women need vaginal lubricants too.

Porn also implies that women can achieve an orgasm from penetration alone. Men, meanwhile, shouldn't feel bad if they can't last as long as a male porn star would during sex.

10 big differences between healthy sex and the sex porn portrays

Let's face it, people are watching pornography, but it should not be viewed as a source of education. While the pornography referred to above concerns porn typically created for the male consumer, thanks to female directors like Erika Lust, a new brand of feminist porn is on the rise.

In a Marie Claire interview last year, Lust stated that she prefers to opt for authentic shots rather than "gynaecological" ones, indicating that some female consumers of pornography prefer the sex in a scene over graphic close-ups. While this is a positive step, this arguably suggests that formal sex education in schools or provided by healthcare professionals is not up to scratch.

There needs to be more information readily available for people who would perhaps be exposed to particularly graphic imagery when researching via adult websites. Good sex education needs to be available to anyone, not just younger people, but if it improves in schools now then people will be more aware of sexual health issues in their later life.

Through promoting good and accurate information about sex and sexual health issues, people of any age may feel less inclined to fit a certain aesthetic "ideal" depicted in porn, and can be encouraged to explore their sexuality without feeling somehow abnormal because it doesn't reflect what they have watched online.

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