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Stop dishing out porn in media

Published:Wednesday | August 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I became quite alarmed (again) recently when I read an article in The Sunday Gleaner (July 27) about women working in massage parlours and read the description of the cleansing of the relevant body parts.

Another story was in the Counsellor section where a woman referred to her illicit encounter with her husband's cousin. Everything was described in explicit detail, body-part names and all.

Do we need to print the lurid details of other people's lewd exploits? What effect will this have on younger impressionable minds? Won't they be desensitised to this stuff and take this immature and immoral behaviour as the norm?

Words paint pictures. It is not necessary to describe these events and body parts in such explicitly graphic detail. High-school children and younger ones read the newspapers for homework.

Mr Editor, please take a stand. Stop exposing us to sexually explicit content in articles and letters to counsellors.

SUSAN HARRISON BROWN

PO Box 334

Liguanea PO