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I have several reasons as to why I feel the age limit should be raised for porn performers, of which I'll discuss on my next www.MonicaAtHome.com broadcast. To touch on a couple of reasons why however, I will say that raising the age limit would cut down the popularity of material such as the "Barely Legal" series (which I feel promotes the ideals of underage sex - which only ads to the national problem of child porn, pedophilia and ephebophilia). Raising the age limit would also cut down on the epidemic of performers who later regret the decision of entering the porn industry due to lack of education, rational thought capabilities and psychological development (which in turn would cut down on individuals - especially women - falling pray to predators who are well versed in the language of abusive psychological manipulation and conditioning).
Please read the article below - courtesy Examiner.com
A child's brain fully develops by age 25
Brain research shows that the human brain goes through a slow maturation process between ages 10 through 25. The emotional make-up of a child is generally fully developed by age five.
The human brain reportedly becomes fully developed at age 25.
Prior to full brain development children exhibit the following behaviors more coincidentally vs. consistently:
• Decision making
• Use of appropriate judgment
• Rational thinking
• Integration of emotion & critical thinking
• Ability to think clearly about long-term outcomes that stem from behaviors
• Global thinking vs. self-centered thinking
A Baylor College of Medicine study shows that babies who receive nurturing, consistent, and positive childcare from early on develop larger brains.
Multiple Intelligences’ empirical brain research conducted by Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University describes specific areas of human intelligence.
Dr. Gardner urges educators (those in schools and those in the home) to pay close attention to, and regularly invest in nurturing these areas in the children they are responsible for:
• Linguistic Intelligence –spoken & written language
• Logical-Mathematical Intelligence –analysis, logic, calculation, investigation, problem-solving
• Musical Intelligence –perform, compose, appreciate musical patterns
• Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence –use body to solve problems
• Spatial Intelligence –recognize & use patterns
• Interpersonal Intelligence –understand intentions, motivations, desires of other people
• Intrapersonal Intelligence –understand & appreciate oneself
Additional intelligences noted by Howard Gardner are:
- Naturalist Intelligence –recognize, categorize, and draw upon features of the environment
- Spiritual Intelligence –spiritual or religious matters
- Existential Intelligence – “ultimate issues”
- Moral Intelligence –rules, behaviors, attitudes
Studies conducted by Dr. Gardner, Dartmouth College, The Baylor College of Medicine, etc; remind caregivers about the important role adults play in helping children “use their developing brains wisely” to make good decisions and use appropriate judgment.
Children can’t do this with consistency on their own until they are about 25 years old, so they need
helpful and mentoring adults to guide them to make good decisions and avoid risky behaviors.