Below are some questions that can help prompt reflection, which can be undertaken personally or with a supportive colleague.
What views do I hold around porn?
- Is my own understanding and knowledge of porn relevant to what young people are engaging with online?
- How do my experiences relating to porn (or other sexual experiences) shape my views on porn?
- What are my personal, cultural, or faith-based views on porn?
- What assumptions, stereotypes, or biases do I hold about porn and different cultures, sexualities, and genders?
- What power and privilege shape my views and experiences around porn?
- What historical and social legacies affect and inform the care I provide?
How can I improve?
Reflect on how to improve your porn-related conversations and care
- If I am uncomfortable talking about porn, how can I address and improve this?
- How can I introduce a curious, open, and shame-free approach to porn in my practice?
- How can I address any assumptions, stereotypes, or biases that I hold about different cultures, sexualities, and genders?
- How can I improve my understanding and knowledge of the current porn landscape and related issues for young people?
- What resources can I engage with to improve my conversations and care?
How could my views impact my care?
Reflect on how your views can impact your porn-related conversations and care.
- How might my personal views about sex, gender, and porn impact how I engage with young people?
- How might any assumptions, stereotypes, or biases relating to different cultures, sexualities, and genders impact how I engage with young people?
- What views or experiences would be helpful to process or discuss with a colleague or supervisor before having any porn-related conversations with young people?