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Which is more harmful to show kids: Sex (yes) or violence (no)?

Asked by: Bullish
  • Sex is worse

    Violence can bring good. It can help raise support for the military for one. Furthermore, violence can solve problems where diplomacy cannot. Sex is not good before marriage. Sex is meant to between married people. Not just consenting individuals. In my Christian opinion, Sex is worse, violence is good. If you are atheist, disregard if you wish.

  • Sex (yes), arguably.

    While neither of these are inherently bad, they do require a lot of context and explaining in some situations. Violence is easier to explain to children whereas sex is a topic many people have trouble discussing thanks to the strange stigma of shame associated with it. Violence is fairly straightforward, but sex is complex. One simple example is "Oh, they're just faking it.." requires a lot less explanation when applies to a tv fight scene than it does to a sex scene..

  • Sex (yes), arguably.

    While neither of these are inherently bad, they do require a lot of context and explaining in some situations. Violence is easier to explain to children whereas sex is a topic many people have trouble discussing thanks to the strange stigma of shame associated with it. Violence is fairly straightforward, but sex is complex. One simple example is "Oh, they're just faking it.." requires a lot less explanation when applies to a tv fight scene than it does to a sex scene..

  • As Cowboy pointed out in the first post: Violence is Good!

    It is important, that young boys are de-sensitised to violence early, because using violence against each other is common among boys, and the lesson we want them to learn, is that torture is fun, sexy and doing it makes you strong and manly. Soon, he must learn that all torture is also very painful :D

  • Choice Versus Temptation

    Violence is, in a way, actions taken to deal with problems in most conditions. Call it a path, and a wrong one. Yet, it is much easier to bring the lost back to the right path, given that you have persuasive arguements and the truth is on your side.

    However, sex is not just a wrong path, but also a temptation. It lures you to turn to sin every day, every second. Despite understanding what is right and what is not, many still struggle to stop themselves from falling back into temptation. It is a path that, once chosen, requires a lot of effort to turn back.

    Afterall, people don't get addicted to knocking somebody out, do they?

  • Sex is a natural process, violence is not.

    Sex always has been and always will be a natural process. Children should be aware of the human processes, and what they will need to go through later in life. There is nothing shameful or harmful about sex. I can obviously understand violent or promiscuous sex, but procreative sex is a basic human function. Violence, on the other hand, is harmful to both parties, and can get you in serious trouble with police and peers, which can have big repercussions later in life.

  • No, violence is more harmful than sex to show kids.

    While being exposed to both sex and violence have long been known to impact a child's behavior, perception, and values, violence is more damaging to children. Sex is a fact of life, that at some point, will become normal behavior. And as long as sex is portrayed under socially acceptable (and hopefully moral) norms, the idea that it will harm kids has little merit. However, violence is not something everyone will one day be exposed to. Those who are exposed to violence as either a child or an adult can ultimately build up a tolerance, skewing what is socially acceptable behavior in real life.

  • No, Violence is actually a dangerous activity

    While some may argue this, and I welcome them to, Sexuality is nothing to shy away from. Violence is projected as "awesome" by the media and puts that ideas into our children's heads. I suppose they do this with sexuality as well, but here is the difference. Sexuality is actually awesome, and violence is horrible.


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