• Unless we face up to our own pornography habits we can’t tackle our children’s

    March 31, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The results of a survey commissioned by NSPCC Childline about young people’s consumption of internet pornography have just been published. A poll of nearly 700 12 to 13-year-olds in the UK reveals that one in five of those surveyed said they had viewed images that shocked or disturbed them. One in ten children is worried…

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  • Can porn empower women?

    March 9, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    As part of the Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre, Woman’s Hour organized a debate on porn, asking the question ‘Can Porn Empower Women?’. Can it liberate, celebrate or enhance or does it enslave, debase or corrupt? Jane Garvey hosts a debate at the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank…

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  • A response to a recent article about anal sex published in the Evening Standard

    February 8, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The journalist Rosamund Urwin (the Evening Standard, 23rd January 2015) discusses the popularisation of anal sex in popular culture, which, though still only practised by a minority of people, is becoming increasingly common among heterosexual couples. She points out the findings of the most recent sexual attitudes survey (she doesn’t reference it, but see UCL…

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