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Porn turning Malaysian teens into sex addicts

Sunday, 25 July 2010 - 4:39pm IST | Place: Kuala Lumpur
As many as 202 complaints have been received by The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission for obscene content on Malaysian websites and personal blogs as of June 16 this year.

As many as 202 complaints have been received by The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for obscene content on Malaysian websites and personal blogs as of June 16 this year.

According to MCMC, the obscene content includes pornographic video clips or images, including nude personal photos - usually doctored or distributed without authorization.

That made up 55.1 percent of complaints on improper content on the Internet received by MCMC in the first six months.

Access to pornographic material became a grave concern after reports of teens confessing that they became addicted to sex after watching porn.

"Let's be realistic, the sex industry is one of the oldest in the world, and the Internet has only made it more accessible," the Star online quoted Chris Sekar of Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre as telling the Sunday Star.

Combined with the changing values of youth towards sex, it has become vital to teach sex education as early as possible, he said.

Malaysian children definitely need Reproductive and Social Health Education (PKRS), said Datuk Dr Raj Abdul Karim.

"The situation is alarming and dangerous as the age of initiation for sex in the country is getting younger with children as young as 12 already experimenting with sex.

"At 12, whatever their physical or mental maturity, they have not reached the level of sexual maturity that allows them to have sexual intercourse. They are definitely not only ready for PKRS but also need it," she said.

"All children are vulnerable to abuse, rape and incest but many still don't even know what is happening to them when they are in that dangerous situation, much less what to do. This is where they need help," she added. (ANI)

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