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Parenting definitely done right, I'd do that to my kids, and give the actors even funnier voices than they already have. I can imagine I'd use voices like Barbie and Ken from the Aqua song. Might put them off for a while.

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#93, if you want to go that route, it is kind of a big deal because porn rarely ever accurately represents human interaction/intercourse anyway. Not much to be learned from porn, especially as a girl because a lot of porn (not all) can be degrading and dehumanizing.

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Thank you 105! As for 93- yes, masturbation and sexuality is a natural, normal thing that no one should be punished for- but 105's comment has it spot on. Porn just teaches teenage boys to jizz on a females body wherever they please and add her to a scoreboard. It teaches nothing about love, intimacy, or realistically pleasing a sexual partner while also gratifying oneself. This mom is an awesome parent as far as I'm concerned!

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I'd like to know how Porn came to be so condemned. In my opinion watching porn is like watching any other form of entertainment. You shouldn't take anything it says as Gospel about how to behave in real life but it can provide you some fun for a little while. If you educate your children properly (and by properly I don't mean making them feel guilty and awkward about watching it) the you children will be aware that porn is purely fantasy in the same way that you aren't going to stumble into Mordor with the one ring tomorrow. That doesn't make it wrong to take pleasure from watching it or to use it as a masturbatory aid. The thing people seem to forget is that the "degrading, dehumanizing" porn is made because people already fantasize about doing that stuff. Men and woman both. Woman always want to complain that porn is degrading to women but 1; Those women signed up for that and you have no right to judge them for getting turned on by it and 2. There are just as many videos of men getting slapped around, stepped on, "forced" etc , more so depending which genre you look at. To each there own. Don't deprive your children of their fantasies, just teach them that pornography is as realistic as the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Otherwise your children will just do like most of the boys I know did when they were younger and start jacking off to shows like Game of Thrones. The amount of murder involved there makes me think that wouldn't be better.

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Thank you 126! It's one thing to talk to your kids about how realistic porn is and the possible issues with it, and it's a completely different thing to make them feel bad about watching it. I have fantasies about being dominated, does that make me immoral? Kids understand that porn is fantasy, and as long as you talk to them about consent and boundaries, there shouldn't be an issue.

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Yes, #126. Teens should not be made to feel SHAME about watching porn. I do think the Mom in this instance was right. But I hope, if he is under 16 or so and has not had the conversation yet, that she used this to explain that it's important to understand where porn is unrealistic, and that tenderness is important in making love, and he should not assume that all girls are down to do the stuff in the videos. Just have a natural sexuality and consent talk.

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This FML is hysterical. But there's nothing wrong with jerking off to porn, it's not real in the same way that movies, video games, and music don't represent reality. While it's funny she shouldn't have done it.

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@unluckystoad Are you aware how much porn in general is made BY women? Are you aware that there is also a lot of revenge porn against males? The numbers would probably shock you. "Also, money put into the porn industry directly funds child porn and you could look that up, because it's true...... And child porn is not, ever okay" You know what else funds child porn? The people who pay huge sums of money directly for child porn. They also tend to have very secular tastes so they only pay for that one thing. It's rare that you'll find a pedophile who owns just as much legal porn as they do child porn. That logic is as useful as saying the money from Hollywood movies directly funds the porn industry. It often does but it wouldn't make people want to stop funding Hollywood movies because they want to see them. Also I'd bet good money that while you say child pornography is Never, ever ok, you find those pictures of babies in the bath to be cute. It's a photograph of a naked child placed on the internet for the world to see, but it doesn't count as child porn until it's actually found in the hands of a pedophile. The same thing as the picture that went around Facebook at Halloween time of the two naked babies standing against a hay bail with their butts painted like pumpkins. People cooed and talked about how cute it was ignoring the fact that some parent deliberately painted their naked child's ass and took photos of it to post on the internet. How is that less pornographic than an of age person stripping down having someone paint their ass like a Christmas present and photographing it? It's really not but I guarantee the second picture would be flagged as inappropriate. To be clear, I'm not saying child porn is ok. I'm saying that just because someone is willing to pay for legal pornography doesn't mean they support child porn. It's the same logic that lets people support gay rights but still eat at Chick fil A knowing that the p

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Agreed. I find that what OP's mother did hysterical and a creative way to get the point across. I only hope that after the movie was over, she also sat down with her son and explained that real sex is NOTHING like what you see in a porno in real life.

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105 - idk about you but porn taught me how to preform oral and how to ride. Also, this fml reminds me of the time my mom found the convos and me and my then boyfriend sexting, and read the convo outloud to me. :/

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You aren't supposed to learn anything from it and mostly likely, if you're mature enough to be watching porn, you're mature enough to know that it's not an accurate representation of real intimacy. Also, based on your profile picture, i don't know how you are taking the side that you are.

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I really don't think there's anything wrong with watching porn and I think what OP's mom did was awkward, though probably effective. We live in a society surrounded by sex...if you don't think your kid is going to watch porn at some point, you must be living under a rock.

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#62, that's why you talk to your kids about sex and porn so they know that it isn't realistic. You should never shame a kid for watching porn or masturbating. It leads to serious psychological issues down the road.

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I'd have kept jerking off during the play by play. Porn is awesome, sexuality is awesome. What the mom did is hysterical, but wrong. Let you child, son or daughter watch whatever porn they enjoy. Explain that it's fantasy and that they need to talk to their actual partners about what is realistic.

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#76, I assume her child is under age. According to you its OK for your 5 year old to watch porn. Not saying it doesn't happen, not saying I'm for or aginst it, just saying your comment makes no sence.

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I think a lot of people (not all) are assuming that the mom did what she did to shame him. But we don't know how old this kid is and maybe when the mom saw him watching porn, she thought that he is and/or currently wants to be sexually active. So, perhaps she took it as the perfect opportunity to have the sex talk and try to educate him. OP says it was a 'punishment' but I cannot take his word for it considering that he was embarrassed for getting caught.

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#224, thats what is great about FML. We come here post our opinions, get voted up or down, sometimes called a dumb ass. I still think mom rocks for the way she handled the whole issue. But thats just me. So, you just have yourself a great day.

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porn: 'Oh yeah baby, fuck me harder!! I want that huge cock inside of me' OP's mom: 'here we can see a cock hungry whore begging for the D' Sports have commentary.. documentaries have commentary, why not porn?

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id sit there and give my kid the "sex talk" while I made him awkwardly sit there and watch the porn with me. that way hed focus on what im saying, and never get caught again. the awkwardness for me would be worth it so I wouldnt have to constantly accidentally catch him.

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It's not that masturbation is wrong. We don't have the full story. This could have been the first time with a sex-talk-less son. So obviously he's in need of "the talk." Or maybe he's in need of learning a bit of respect for women and to be taught that a) women are not objects and b) sex in porn is NO WHERE NEAR what you get in real life. So don't slam the parent without thinking.

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Neither does what the mom did. I'm not saying I'm for or against porn but shouldn't you let each individual decide? It's really about your moral viewpoint of seeing somebody get fucked, not warping views on sex. It's just like any other fictional thing and if you can differentiate it from real sex, no expectations will be made. You'll just know what turns you on without having to find somebody that is willing to do it first.

Yea I don't know about this one. I don't think watching porn should be a punishable offense. Being curious about sex is natural, and I don't think watching it should be made out to be a bad thing.

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It's difficult. While I tend to agree with you, I can kind of see the mum's point too. My mum got mad when she found my brother had watched it but she's not really a prude (we've seen and joked about way worse), she just doesn't like how women are portrayed and all that. She doesn't want his expectations warped I guess?

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AMEN! I think you should teach your kids that unrealistic expectations are unhealthy but to pleasure yourself in private with a visual aid? I really don't see what's wrong with that.

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#29: Here's the subject discussed by The Onion panelists: youtu.be/Y4kwk5jV2nU . From the description blurb: "Panelists discuss how pornography warps children's minds, leading them to believe sex is actually fun rather than shameful and embarrassing."

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I wouldn't want my children to watch porn since it's unrealistic. Depending on age, what if this was their only experience with sex? I'm not sure I'd punish them if I found them watching it but it would at least deserve a discussion.

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I don't think it really warps your views if you know it's fake, like everything on tv or in fictional literature, so if your kid doesn't think everything on the internet is real, they won't get warped. It's more of an excuse for people who are against it but why should one person force their views on another? Personally, if I ever find out a kid of mine is watching porn, I'll just leave and when we're alone next just make sure they know it's fake. Then make a shit ton of jokes to relieve the awkwardness.

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Personally I think it depends on the person. I watched it and I'm fine, but there is evidence of it affecting the views and actions of some people. Same as how most people are probably fine playing violent video games but there will always be some people who due to idiocy, upbringing, violent tendencies, etc. will be led astray.

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Maybe it was meant as education and not punishment. I mean, mom could have just been thinking "well, might as well make sure they actually know what's going on"

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#138: I don't know about you, but I'd rather people tried to reenact things they've seen in porn than the violence they've seen on TV... Unless it's fantasy violence, like casting fireballs and curses, that would be hilarious to observe ;P. By the way - you've made my "ad absurdum" for me. There is NO evidence that video games cause violence, and this stuff has been studied ad nauseam in an effort to discover a link. Contrary to popular belief, people can actually tell reality from fantasy... which is a bloody good thing, considering that you CAN'T sequester them from EVERY depiction of evil ever created.

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I'll well aware that most people can tell fantasy from reality, that was kind of the point of my post. I am also completely anti-"whiney video games cause violence" crowd. Hell, I'm sure there was at least one study that showed that, for some people, video games led to LESS violence because they could de-stress in the game and then didn't need to irl. I'm just pointing out that different things affect different people in different ways. If you're already of a certain mindset then certain things may push you further that way, even if they're fine for 'regular' people. I haven't been keeping up with all the studies regarding the whole video games = violence stuff but I imagine it's the same for many parts of life. It was just one example. Even if you don't like it, it doesn't disprove my whole opinion.

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Also, with porn, violence or whatever else, I'm not saying one thing will alone change someone for the worse, even if they are predisposed in some way. But it could be part or a number of contributing factors. Probably should've mentioned that earlier but didn't really think of it as a debate at that point, was just stating my opinion.

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#199 & #200: "different things affect different people in different ways" - what an astute observation ;P. In summary - there is no reasonable claim of a connection, no evidence for it, no theory explaining it, no suggested course of action. If you are willing to concede this much, your point becomes so moot, agreeing with it is fairly meaningless.

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