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“Show porn in class,” professor suggests

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Christian Gaugaard, a leading sexologist and university professor in Denmark, has a radical suggestion for reinventing sex education: Show school kids porn in the classroom. He argues that doing so would help teenagers become more “conscientious and critical consumers,” and help them understand that pornography is nothing like real-life sexual relationships. Research shows that the vast majority of Danish students at that age have seen pornography. Gaugaard argued that rather than only focusing on the technical or biological aspects of sex, pornography should be shown and discussed by trained teachers, “so that young people can develop a critical approach to what they are seeing.” He said that reaction to his proposal has been overwhelmingly positive, and most schools are open to the idea.

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