Coming of age
Do you think there are adverse effects to reading/talking to older people online or in person/looking at stuff online/etc at a young age? I was really curious about sexuality and all of that, and I started exploring that sort of thing online at a young age, and I was wondering what people thought about that. It sounds like a lot of people in here were in the same boat, but I was wondering if anyone knows anything about its long term effects. In film, movies with violence aren't given as strong of a rating on the G/PG/PG-13/etc scale as movies with sex in them. Do you think early exposure (I'm not talking about anything physical, obviously that would be bad, but just looking at stuff/being exposed to pictures, movies, or stories online or in books or magazines or whatever) is harmful? Do you think it could lead to unhealthy attitudes about sex, or sex addiction or whatever? I don't know much about psychology, let alone child/teen psychology, but I would be really interested in input from all of you thoughtful/knowledgeable people. Thanks!