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Posted by: JC | 2010-06-15

Porn

I know it is " normal"  for men to watch porn, but how do I determine if my 21yr old son watches too much porn - is addicted to porn? how do I handle this situation, how to I talk to him about it? Who do I see to discuss this?

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He's 21 and an adult, and responsible for his own choices. What makes you think there is a problem, a "situation" ? Presumably he would be watching whatever porn he does, privately, in his own room ? If not, its more a problem of bad manners. "Addiction" is being used far too often as a convenient excuse.
If he is otherwise able to lead a usual social and work life, and isn't inconveniencing others, is there a problem ? If there was, you could simply advise him that whatever aspect of this seems to you to be problematic, and to advse him to see a counsellor to deal with it if he agress there is a problem. It wouldn't reall be appropriate for you to see someone else to discuss his private behaviour

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Posted by: Horny Guy | 2010-06-15

oh please let him watch porn

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Posted by: Purple | 2010-06-15

It might be normal but you can and should expect him to respect you as his parent and not watch it in your home or when you are there at least.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010-06-15

He's 21 and an adult, and responsible for his own choices. What makes you think there is a problem, a "situation" ? Presumably he would be watching whatever porn he does, privately, in his own room ? If not, its more a problem of bad manners. "Addiction" is being used far too often as a convenient excuse.
If he is otherwise able to lead a usual social and work life, and isn't inconveniencing others, is there a problem ? If there was, you could simply advise him that whatever aspect of this seems to you to be problematic, and to advse him to see a counsellor to deal with it if he agress there is a problem. It wouldn't reall be appropriate for you to see someone else to discuss his private behaviour

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