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Commentary: It's fine to learn about sex online

The internet, with its cascades of streaming smut, is supposed to be dangerous for children. Online porn, sexting, chat-room predators - the culture has been coarsened and sexualized, we are told. If pundits and parents are not vigilant and draconian, young people will be lured into digital orgies and sex addiction from which they may never recover.

As the father of a 14-year-old son, I'm aware that new technology has downsides that my

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