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

Delta Passenger Was Watching Porn and the Crew Did Nothing

If you’ve been with us since 2012, you’ll remember a troubling incident on a Delta flight that incited the National Center and our supporters across the country to take action.  Our Executive Director Dawn Hawkins witnessed a man viewing graphic pornography of what appeared to be very young girls. She confronted him, but at the […]

Judge Alex Kozinski Should Resign Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Several women who served as his clerks and externs have accused Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski of sexual misconduct. Kozinski is a veteran of California’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In light of the allegations and Judge Kozinski’s troubling history on related issues, I call on Judge Kozinski to resign. Given the serious nature […]

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Louisiana is the 5th State to Formally Recognize Public Health Harms of Pornography

This summer, Louisiana joined Utah, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Arkansas in formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. Louisiana passed a state resolution declaring pornography a public health hazard for children. This resolution differs in language from the model resolution the National Center on Sexual Exploitation produced yet it maintains important themes recognizing pornography’s […]

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At the Core of the Issue: Professor Exposes Connection Between Porn and Sexual Harassment

On November 26th, a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed bore the title ‘Behind the harassment scandals, another dirty little secret: pornography’. Here at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we could not agree more. With each newly exposed scandal, it becomes more and more clear that the issue of sexual exploitation must be fought not only […]

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The Christian Post: Florida on Path to Declare Pornography a ‘Public Health Crisis’

Florida is proposing a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis given its ties to human trafficking and domestic violence. The resolution, which is being proposed in both houses of the Florida state legislature, says pornography is “creating a public health crisis” that is contributing to the hypersexualization of children and teenagers. The resolution warns […]

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.