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Details Magazine Piece On Generation XXX

Details Magazine has this story (warning: explicit) _ titled Generation XXX _ on teen sex and internet porn, which amounts to _ unsurprisingly _ a celebration of not only pornography, but the fact that kids as young as 8 years old are accessing it.

The writer considers it positive that kids are getting their sex education from the 400 million or so porn sites on the internet.

He also recalls his own introduction to such material at 14 with nostaglia, and says that the magazines which he snuck upstairs into his bedroom are tame by today’s standards. He’s almost embarrassed that his experience was, in his words, “too vanilla.”

The article describes how 13-year-old girls flocked to one of the book signings for porn star Jenna Jameson’s “memoirs” and told her that she was their “role model.” The article portrays it as a good thing.

The Details piece concludes with the writer being disappointed that now in his late 30s, all the good action is happening with the teen and college set. But he then goes on to laud public figures like Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former Prime Minister, because even in his later years he is still getting some.

Berlusconi is, of course, quite famous for his dalliances despite being married.  But this is to be commended, apparently.

Contrast that with the story  in the forthcoming issue of Vogue in which a reporter sits down with Jenny Sanford, estranged wife of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford.

Jenny Sanford has been praised for not faking it and acting like the loyal wife in the midst of Mark Sanford’s outlandish affair with an Argentine woman. Jenny speaks plainly about the pain and the difficulty of living with her husband’s indiscretions, as it appears it happened other times with additional women.

The Details piece would have us believe that sexual adventure starting even in pre-teen years is positive, actually good for us. The writer laments that he, at the comparable age to the subjects about whom he writes, was not as knowledgable about what is portrayed in the world of pornography.

He almost feels something is lacking because of it.

The Vogue article shows us the consequence, and even that in a muted way _ as we don’t really see the full brutality and pain of the betrayal Jenny Sanford has endured _ of following the advice of what Details Magazine advocates.

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