The Socialist council of Granada has launched a guide under the name ‘No bitches, no heroes’ in order to dismantle the myths of the pornography among the young. The manual, aimed at teachers, seeks to “contribute” to adolescents “receiving quality sex education.”
The provincial deputy for Equality, Youth and Electronic Administration, the socialist Mercedes Garzón, has emphasized in a note the need to raise awareness among minors and dismantle the myths that pornographic industry transmits to them, which in the long run can be detrimental to their affective and sexual relationships.
According to research by the Youth and Inclusion Network of the University of the Balearic IslandsIn Spain, 86.9% of young men are regular consumers, while among women the percentage drops to 54.6%. Furthermore, 21 to 50% of European boys between the ages of 9 and 16 identify pornographic content as their main interest to connect to the internet. Spain, with 41%, registers one of the highest percentages in this indicator.
For this reason, the delegation of Equality and Youth wants, from education, to collaborate in “Demolish” sexist models and messages and errors that young people and adolescents receive in relation to sex and their own image, mainly through pornography.
«It is about analyzing, correcting and compensating attitudes and behaviors that lead youth to dissatisfaction and aggressiveness, and show other behaviors that will help achieve better relationships and more personal satisfaction, “said the deputy.
Garzón has also explained that this guide is based on pilot experiences carried out in various secondary schools in the province of Granada, although it is designed to also work with young people between 13 and 18 years old in any other educational and didactic space outside the classrooms. On its pages, you can find information, recommendations and proposals for activities and dynamics to carry out with groups of adolescents. In addition, the guide is completed with an explanatory video.
The socialist deputy has stressed that these issues produce curiosity among young people, so the provincial delegation of Equality and Youth is going to take advantage of their concern to offer them experiences that help them achieve a better affective-sexual education and, based on the advice that is collected in the aforementioned guide, they can enjoy their relationships in a healthy and pleasant way.