Does Exposure to Adult Sexual Behavior Harm Children?

Resources used to support "yes"

Sexual abuse is epidemic in our society today. While most people think of incest and child molestation as sexual abuse, there are other, more subtle forms, that can still have very negative and long term psychological and interpersonal effects. Thoug h often unrecognized, the exposure of children to pornography and adult sexual behavior is also sexual abuse. It can have effects similar to those of more severe sexual abuse, including depression, fearfulness, and nightmares in addition to other symptom s.



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