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Today’s young men (and sometimes women) have unlimited access to pornography through the internet, and while viewing online porn may be educational (right) or simply entertaining for many, there is a growing number of women complaining that their lovers cannot perform real life sex in the bedroom.

Leah McLaren writes about this growing phenomenon today in the Globe and Mail.  In her post, titled “Porn-induced erectile dysfunction, and other problems facing Gen XXX”, she focuses on the ‘pornification’ of our children, calling for ‘opt out’ filters for internet users, like they have in the UK.

As a baby boomer, it’s a little difficult to relate to the problem, as most of the men in my generation got their porn fix from a tattered Playboy magazine stashed in some ultra secret location, like the bushes. However, I have spoken to young women who have complained about their partner’s porn use and the negative effect it has on their real sex lives.  And I can tell you this: I wouldn’t put up with it for a minute.

I’m all for the opt out filters referred to in Leah McLaren’s article.  Anything we can do to keep our children from viewing internet bilge is good by me.