The Problem

Pornography is a social and physical toxin that destroys relationships, steals innocence, erodes compassion, breeds violence, and kills love. The issue of pornography is ground zero for all those concerned for the sexual health and wellbeing of our loved ones, communities, and society as a whole.

Drawing from recent, peer-reviewed, research literature, as well as the latest reports and surveys, this summary presents evidence supporting the view that pornography constitutes a public health crisis. While taken independently these studies do not prove that pornography causes harm, but taken in totality, the converging evidence overwhelming suggests that pornography is correlated with a wide-range of harms. Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to pornography.

NCOSE Campaigns

Individual Actions

The city-wide blitz and billboard campaign raises awareness about sexual exploitation. Individuals in any town or city can conduct this grassroots campaign.

Federal law prohibits the distribution of obscene adult pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, and more. This project calls on the Department of Justice to uphold the law.

dirty dozen list

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation and provides easy actions that individuals can take to make a difference.

pornography in hotels

Sex trafficking, sexually oriented events, and pornography in hotels all need to be addressed as a cohesive effort to make hotels sexploitation-free.

porn research

Our archives offer an overview of the available research on pornography. This is a tool for education and awareness.

pornography public health

Research shows pornography has neurological, psychological, and social harms. This page provides research and videos from experts affirming that pornography is a public health crisis.

 

safe schools

Schools and libraries are supposed to be safe environments for children, and the community, to learn. However, these institutions are regularly exposing children to pornography.

 

stop trafficking demand

The booming demand for trafficked women and children in recent years is due in part to the proliferation of pornography. This project collects research and personal accounts.

White Ribbon Against Pornography Week

The National White Ribbon Against Pornography Week is a national awareness week about the harms of pornography, which starts the last Sunday of October.

Updates

The Arlington Catholic Herald: A local expert attends the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World in Rome

By Elizabeth A. Elliot Patrick Trueman, president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington, was among the worldwide experts to attend the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World in Rome Oct. 3-6. The conference was organized by the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Center for Child Protection, in collaboration with WePROTECT, a […]

Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo & Moving Forward

Dr. John Foubert has been in the movement to end sexual violence for 25 years. He’s an academic who has written seven books on that topic and another on the harms of pornography. It’s no surprise, then, that I wanted to see what he thought of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the resultant #MeToo grassroots […]

Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein and ending sexual assault.

Trueman Goes to Rome: Child Dignity in the Digital World

World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World During an extraordinary opportunity to spread NCOSE’s message on a global scale, our President Patrick Trueman traveled to Rome for the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World on October 6. The purpose of the Congress was to recognize that there is an unprecedented […]

Patrick Trueman with Pope Francis in Rome

Man viewed child porn at Batavia library, prosecutors charge – Buffalo News

Originally published Oct. 4, 2017 in The Buffalo News Typically, a man arrested for child pornography possession is forced to give up his private laptop or phone. In Robert Roy Richmond’s case, the computer he is accused of using is located in the Batavia Public Library. Richmond, a Batavia resident, was scheduled to appear Wednesday […]

Pornography and Sex Trafficking Are Linked: Take It From the FBI

We got a call a while back that I think you’d like to know about. One of our donors called our President Patrick Trueman to praise our work exposing the connection between pornography and sex trafficking. This caller works for the FBI and deals with sex trafficking victims in her daily work. She told us […]

Actions

Check Your Local School’s Online Databases

Download the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s action packet “The ABCs vs XXX: How to Ensure Your School’s Online Library Databases are Pornography Free.” This is a useful tool for any concerned parent or citizen who wants to protect children from being exposed to pornography and sexually graphic materials on school online resources.

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Contact the Department of Justice

*This action is for US Citizens only.

Share your STORY

Personal stories help elected and business leaders to see the grave harm associated with this material and can be very helpful in getting them to change their policies. All will be shared anonymously. Please email your story to public@ncose.com.