Erotic Lit and Young Minds–How Hyper-Sexualized Fiction Harms Girls and Boys

I recently had the opportunity to interview Lacy Bentley. Lacy is a Life Coach helping women overcome compulsive love and relationship patterns and has been in recovery for ten years for “love addiction”. You can read more about Lacy in her bio below.  In this interview we cover:
  • Finding erotic lit at a young age
  • How kids are accessing erotic lit
  • Normal curiosity in kids as they develop
  • Empowering kids by having tough conversations
  • The effect of erotic lit on the brain
  • How kids get trapped in erotic lit
  • The harmful messages in erotic lit
  • Coercion and manipulation
  • What parents can do
  • Note: The transcription of this interview has been edited for clarity.… Read More Read more

    The Shocking Tactics Sex Traffickers Use to Trap Your Kids and 5 Ways You Can Protect Them

    Recently I had the opportunity to interview Russ Tuttle of The Stop Trafficking Project. Watch our interview or read the transcript below. Note: The transcription of this interview has been edited for clarity. Kristen: Hi everyone! It’s Kristen Jenson from Protect Young Minds and today we have a really special guest. It’s Russ Tuttle. He has started a non-profit. I’m going to let him tell you about it, but it’s to help kids who are being trafficked.… Read More Read more

    Sexual Assault Nurse Links Porn to Child-on-Child Abuse: Interview with National Expert Heidi Olson

    Heidi Olson is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) who shines the light on the links between pornography and child-on-child sexual abuse and online sextortion.  Her job at a Kansas City hospital involves examining children who are the victims of sexual abuse. As a result, she hears a constant stream of tragic stories that sound an alarm for parents. Recently I was able to chat with her about the connections she’s witnessed first hand between sexual assault and pornography.… Read More Read more

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