Learning Sex From Porn Culture

Gretchen Gallen
CHINA – A middle school student in Danzhou City conducted a survey of fellow classmates, revealing that 75 percent of them learned about sex through porn.

The student, 17-year-old Wu Jie, discovered that many school students his own age had not been properly told about sex through their parents and instead had been forced to resort to porn magazines, Internet porn, and videos to learn about the birds and the bees.

Jie told a local newspaper that his father had given him a proper sex education background, but that compared to his peers, learning about sex outside of porn was not the norm.

Jie's survey was done as part of a school project for the Nada Middle School and included two other local middle schools. Jie mailed 800 questionnaires to fellow students and parents, which yielded 644 responses.

In addition to the high number of students who got their sex factoids from porn culture, 90 percent of respondents requested that schools offer sex courses. Of those students who had learned about sex from porn, many expressed an interest in seeing the government crack down on the porn industry.

Jie also discovered that 90 percent of the parents that responded to the survey confessed to not telling their kids about sex.

The results of Jie's survey has now led to a request that the three schools offer better sex education to students.