Italian Porn Star Launches Campaign To Stop Kids Getting Sex Ed From Porn

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Free online porn is so easily accessible nowadays that many young people now learn their first lessons about sex from the Internet. However, because porn often bears little resemblance to real life, the information teens are getting about sex is often inaccurate and misleading.

In fact, results from a recent survey conducted in the UK, where sex education isn’t required in schools, approximately 60 per cent of high school and college aged students admitted they look to porn to get information about sex, even though almost 75 per cent of students said they believed that adult content gave them unrealistic expectations about sex.

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According to mic.com there is a similar problem in Italy, a historically religious country where the church has long been critical of teaching kids about sexuality outside a biological context. This is why one Italian porn star is trying to steer teens away from the Internet and bring sex ed back into the classroom.

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In honour of Global Orgasm Day, celebrated annually on December 22, Rocco Siffredi, a 51-year-old porn star known as the ‘Italian Stallion’ launched an online petition challenging the nation’s education minister to include sex ed as part of a basic classroom curriculum. His petition has received more than 30,000 signatures within its first week.

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Siffredi wrote on Change.org

Pornography should be entertainment, but for lack of alternatives has become a learning tool, especially among young people. I have done my job for 30 years and I have acquired enough experience to ensure that what I do is not sex education.

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His view is also shared by many experts in the field, with Director of Community Jack Wallington at The Student Room saying:

Students regularly report a general lack of practical advice, and worryingly, inadequate or incorrect information about sexuality, contraception and STIs – leaving a black hole of questions filled by friends and websites. We’d like to see greater standardisation in our sex and relationships education programmes, which directly address the needs of young people instead of leaving them to hunt for pieces of the puzzle themselves.


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