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Kids who watch porn daily tend to have trouble keeping friends: study

Published onsdag 14 augusti 2013 kl 14.55
"This should be a part of sex education in schools"
(3:54 min)
Photo: Jessica Gow/Scanpix

According to a new study of 16-year-old boys in Sweden, one in ten looks at pornography every day. Almost all of the boys who took part in the study admitted to having watched pornography at some point.

The study surveyed 477 boys from two towns in mid-Sweden, and it shows that frequent watchers of porn tend to spend more time thinking about sex, but also tend to be overweight, and have trouble keeping friends.

Magdalena Mattebo, a doctoral candidate at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, carried out the study and tells Radio Sweden she feels sex education in schools should incorporate strategies for dealing with pornography, since so many students report watching it.

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