Grammy award-winning singer Billie Eilish gave the porn industry a black eye. She has been sharing how being exposed to violent abusive porn at the age of 11 seriously affected her in a bad way.
“I think it really destroyed my brain and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much porn”.
The sad truth is, her story isn’t rare as the majority of kids have seen porn by the age of 13, many exposed as young as 7.
Governments have to do more to keep children away from porn. It is time to require all sites hosting porn to verify the age of users. Governments are doing a grave injustice to our children by not implementing effective age verification legislation. It is too huge a problem for parents to deal with alone.
Billie was speaking on “The Howard Stern Show”. Her words leave us in no doubt about just how devastating unlimited access to porn can be for young people.
Warning – Billie Eilish used explicit sexualised language
“As a woman, I think porn is a disgrace, and I used to watch a lot of porn, to be honest. I started watching porn when I was like 11. I was an advocate. And I, you know, thought I was one of the guys and would talk about it and think I was really cool for, for not having a problem with it and not seeing why it was bad, and you know, I, I think it really destroyed my brain, and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much porn.
I think that I had, like sleep paralysis, and these like almost night terrors, flashes, nightmares because of it, I think that’s how they started. Because I would just watch abusive, you know BDSM. And that’s what I thought was attractive and I just didn’t, it got to a point where I like didn’t…I couldn’t watch anything else, unless it was violent I didn’t think it was attractive.
I was a virgin: I had never done anything. And so it led to problems, you know, the first few times I, you know, I had sex I was not saying ‘no’ to things that were not good, And it’s because I thought that’s what I thought I was supposed to be attracted to, and, I am so angry that porn is so loved, and I’m so angry at myself for thinking that it was okay. And it is just the way that vaginas look in porn is fucking crazy. No vaginas look like that. Women’s bodies don’t look like that. We don’t cum like that. We don’t fucking enjoy things that are what it, like, looks like people are enjoying.”
See recent article from Vogue magazine about porn addiction among women today.
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