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 Governor of Tennessee Just Officially Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Today, the governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, officially signed the joint resolution declaring pornography as a “public health crisis” in the state. The nonbinding resolution was sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, and was passed with overwhelming support. It calls for education, prevention resources, and research on the negative effects of pornography. Tennessee is […]

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Ultimate 10-Point Checklist for Online Safety at School

Protect Young Minds, an organization dedicated to helping parents protect and prepare their children regarding the harms of pornography, has created a checklist for online safety at your school. Too many schools do not have the necessary procedures and filters in place to create a safe learning environment that is protected from the harms of […]

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Summer Seminar: Exposing the Connections Between All Forms of Sexual Exploitation

Presentation: Exposing the Connections Between All Forms of Sexual Exploitation America is suffering from a sexual exploitation crisis. Evidence supports the fact that child sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, etc., are not isolated phenomena occurring in a vacuum. Rather, these and other forms of sexual abuse and exploitation overlap and reinforce one […]

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Are You With Us? Call on the DOJ to #EnforceTheLaw

Hopefully, by now you’ve heard that Federal law prohibits the distribution of obscene adult pornography.   Why do I care so much about this law? Because if the Department of Justice would have been regularly enforcing obscenity law we would likely not have the ocean of pornography on cable and satellite TV, hotels, motels, retail shops, […]

Your Kids Are Safe Online at School, Right?

Originally posted on Protect Young Minds Are you confident that your kids are safe online at school? Will they be exposed to pornography on school devices? Do you trust that your kids’ teachers and administrators have policies in place to handle this problem? Think again. In the days of mobile devices, complete protection from pornography at school […]

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Actions

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.