“Nobody is saying kids haven’t always been interested in sex—we all were—but I think what’s different is that access to pornography has changed how kids view sex in a big way. This is a huge, huge issue that should be the subject of a national conversation, and we are not having it.” This was the response of Nancy Jo Sales, when she was asked recently by Newsweek on her thoughts on female American teenage-hood in the 1970s vs now.
For two and half years, Nancy’s been on the road working on a newly released book called “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenager.” And it’s what she’s learned on the journey that’s got her worried. “If you had asked me two years ago, ‘What do you think of porn?’ I would have said, ‘Whatever, live and let live.’ I really have a different view now that I have looked at it. Gonzo porn is the most popular version, and it’s very degrading to women.”