In this era of tablet PCs, smart phones, and internet, kids become sexually mature between 8 and 12 years of age. This is the age when boy starts looking at girl from “different” point of view.  Boys start talking more about sex while among friends. Yes, they also start collecting those “Playboy” like magazines, and start watching porn on the internet. But, is watching porn really normal? Is it normal for kids to watch sexual content? Let’s take a look at some points to find out more.

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It’s normal

Some experts suggest that this is absolutely normal. This has been happening since ages. Till the end of last decade, smart phones and porn clips were not easily accessible. So, kids use to look at magazines featuring sexual content and erotic stories.

There are several reasons behind the kid’s decision to watch porn. Some watch it as per recommendations from their friends, while some of them also watch it to get sexual satisfaction, and stimulation.

Just think from the individual’s point of view. What would 14 year old kid do to satisfy his sexual urges? What the best they can do is watch erotic videos, and masturbate.

Kids, who do not have access to porn clips, may try to satisfy themselves with images from newspapers, magazines, or watch adult movies and shows on TV.  Though the legal age for watching sexual content is 18 in most of the countries, kids willingly break this law.

What should you do if you find your sexually-mature child watching porn?

Palo Alto, California based child psychologist Richard Toft recently interacted with journalists and shared his opinion about the topic. He suggests that parents should not overreact.  Parents should discuss this with each other before coming to any conclusion or taking action against the kid.

Catching kids while they are watching porn can cause lifelong impact on them. It is advisable to think from sexuality angle.  Never threaten your child, or keep on ranting about the issue even if you catch him red-handed while watching porn.

Unfortunately, many parents do not discuss about sex with their kids in the right age. Parents suddenly start thinking about kid’s sexual education when they find adult clips in kid’s phone, or adult magazines in kid’s room.

The best way is to chat with him over cup of tea, and discuss safe-sex before it’s too late. If your kid is watching violent porn, it is advisable to explain to him about its impact on his mind and his behavior.