Is exposure to sexuality damaging to the minds of children?

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MuppetLuva

May 11, 2008

What is meant by sexuality?  Is this question asking if it's OK for kids to be around people who are gay?

silvermoonbells

May 11, 2008

Depends on what kind of sexuality and to what degree. 

MuppetLuva

May 11, 2008

That doesn't really help answer my question...maybe this is just a poorly written question?

SAComplex

May 11, 2008

Very poorly written.

 

For most of humanity's existance, the typical dwelling was a one-room house or some form of communal dwelling.  Historically, children have known exactly where their younger brother came from.  The idea that children need to be sheltered from sexual displays or behavior is very recent.

Vustin

May 12, 2008

Perhaps this question is asking if it's OK for kids to be around people who are male or female.

atomicturtle

May 12, 2008

You people are idiots. This clearly means porn and smut and Britney Spears.

Either that, or it's asking whether "walking in on your parents" fucks you in the head.

RandomGod

May 12, 2008

There are a LOT of fairly good arguments for the idea that *not* being exposed to sexuality is damaging to children.

 

OF course, the question really is unclear, it could mean a number of things.

Mahnmut

May 12, 2008

Question is poorly worded.

'Sexuality' can mean way too many things.

Is is damaging for children to be exposed to sexual advances? Probably.

sing_le

May 12, 2008

In any event,I believe that nudity taboos are harmful to children,and regret government efforts to force families to enforce them.

Thogar

May 12, 2008

Exposure without explanation is generally bad, yeah.  But this question is way too vague to allow for that answer, and lack of exposure and explanation can be just as damaging.

solestria

May 12, 2008

I'm with the "depends what you mean" group.

mrs_padalecki

May 12, 2008

Not damaging at all, they'd appreciate the truth.

ParakeetBill

May 13, 2008

sing_le:

In any event,I believe that nudity taboos are harmful to children,and regret government efforts to force families to enforce them.

I couldn't agree more. Probably more damaging than any exposure/nonexposure to sexuality is the idea that nudity = sexuality.

 

 

Evilshrubbery

May 13, 2008

"sing_le: In any event,I believe that nudity taboos are harmful to children,and regret government efforts to force families to enforce them. I couldn't agree more. Probably more damaging than any exposure/nonexposure to sexuality is the idea that nudity = sexuality." Agree also. I find it disturbing how parents will make a fuss about a movie containing nudity or sex, but don't bat an eyelid if the violence is bloody. That in my opinion is fucked up because it gives the impression sex = bad, dirty violence = ok.
solestria

May 13, 2008

Evilshrubbery: Yeah, I agree on that one.

Also, studies show that children who grow up nudist are more comfortable with their bodies, and better able to set limits on their sexual experimentation (which they also begin earlier).

DarthJesse

May 13, 2008

Sleeping naked in the same bed as children (your's or otherwise) is probably not a good thing.

idriveonfryoil

May 13, 2008

Being arond nudity is not harmful, as long as the adults involved are not tryng out for porn or something.  Freedom from clothes is not sexuality, it is freedom.  Children should not be around sexuality of any kind before they are old enough to understand the comlexity and depth of arousal.  I can agree that the question is a little ambiguous though but come on...kids around sex of any kind is just wrong.  i did play spin the bottle when i was a kid and it didn't traumatize me.

DivisionbyZer0

May 13, 2008

Not in general (depends on where they see it... if its from a rap video it might give them a poor concept of women), but EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE might be damaging to the development / minds of children.  Alan Watts makes a good point of these... theres no problem with showing physical violence of all sorts to children on tv, but god no don't show them physical love making.  Something is really fucked up here.

nonstoporgazm

May 13, 2008

Being a lifelong naturist and a strong believer in nudity, I see nothing wrong with it. I agree that a child raised around nudity has a better definition of "sexuality" than those who live repressed live within a religion or other confining social structure. We see and hear more psycologically damaging material in public schools and on TV than anywhere else. Turn it off take off your clothes and get out. The sun will replenish you soul!
BlackbirdWaiter

May 13, 2008

Agree also. I find it disturbing how parents will make a fuss about a movie containing nudity or sex, but don't bat an eyelid if the violence is bloody. That in my opinion is fucked up because it gives the impression sex = bad, dirty violence = ok

You see, most Americans are stuck in the same sexually oppressed rut as the founding Puritans in the 1600s. Those bitches in Salem sure loved watching people tied up to stakes burning, though.

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