As a teenager, i watched the republicans (and some dems to be fair) wage all out war over video game violence/pornography (during the mid-late 90’s). On the porn side, they’d always talk about how it would “degrade the soul of our youth” and so on.
Personally, the first time my friends and I struck porn was in elementary schools. Apparently this one big pine tree near the elementary baseball fields was a favorite hangout for teenage smokers/tokers. One day a friend found a pretty hard-core BDSM magazine (slightly rain-soaked) hidden amongst the pine tree.
At 10 years old, w/ a crazy bondage/S&M magazine, we all assumed it was computer animated or something. No chick would ever do that to themselves voluntarily, right? [ahhh… to be a naive 10 yo again].
From like 12-14 I finally discovered the joys of masturbation, and porn took on a whole new meaning. These were the glory days of FTP porn and scrambled porn on the higher TV stations. My group of friends also learned around this age that EVERY one of their older brothers had a porn collection themselves, and we’d trade them like a library, lol.
From 14+ there was never any shortage of porn in my life. Now that I’m creeping up on 27, I can look back and say I don’t think any porn (no matter how extreme) has influenced me to be a worse person.
So fellow dopers, when did you first find your first porn? Does anyone feel irreparably harmed from viewing at that age? Discuss