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Walmart Wellness Day and the Public Health Crisis of Pornography

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, our team was invited to join the Hagerstown, Maryland Walmart for this year’s Walmart Wellness Day as well as the Global Pilot Collaboration for Healthier Lives monthly program. The event ran from 10am to 2pm and consisted of glucose testing, hearing tests, flu shots, and us. Stationed between the checkout […]

Walmart Public Health Event and Pornography

Issue: Pornography Harms

STATEMENT: HBO Continues Normalization of Sexual Violence with New Show, The Deuce

Washington, DC – HBO’s forthcoming television series The Deuce continues the premium cable television network’s onslaught of programs that glorify and normalize harmful sexual behaviors, particularly acts of sexual violence. The show’s main themes—the pornography industry and prostitution—tee up its performers for gratuitous pornographic scenes and disturbing, graphic sexual content. Based on the pilot show HBO made available […]

HBO’s The Deuce

Bogus Research Refuted: No, Religiosity Isn’t the Reason People Are Harmed by Porn

From Your Brain On Porn “A religious person is more likely to call themselves a porn addict and compound problems in relationships because of the shame of being seen as damaged goods,” a recent article reported, regarding new research out of Brigham Young University. These statements get a lot of play in the press. But are […]

Religiosity BYU research

Issue: Pornography Harms

This Rapper’s New Song Takes an Unexpected Stance against Pornography

While other rappers often glorify pornography and the degradation of women in their music, one rapper is raising a warning voice. In his new song “The Bitten Apple,” a track from his recently released LP All the Beauty in This Whole Life, rapper Brother Ali openly addresses the dark side of pornography addiction that many […]

brother ali rapper

Issue: Pornography Harms

How Parents React to Finding Their Young Children Watching Pornography – New Study

A 2017 research study examined how parents responded when their younger-than-12-year-old children were exposed to adult content. “A Qualitative Study of what U.S. Parents Say and Do when Their Young Children See Pornography” involved parents completing a survey questionnaire about their reaction to such a situation. This study found that parents reacted in one of […]

how parents react

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

New Documentary Exposes Harms of Pornography from Insiders’ Perspectives

Ten Million Throwaways is a six-part documentary television miniseries that sheds light on the pervasive harms of pornography and the porn industry. Writer and director Andrew Douglas decided to create the documentary when he noticed that “there was a massive void around the topic of pornography” outside of the porn industry itself. “There is a […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Chris Rock Reveals Past Pornography Addiction During Stand-Up Comedy Tour

Chris Rock, a popular stand-up comedian, is drawing large crowds for his current “Total Blackout” comedy tour. The routine is reportedly filled with Rock’s typical timely material, from discussing Donald Trump to teaching his daughters about racism. What the audience couldn’t have anticipated, however, was Chris Rock’s reference to past pornography addiction. During his routine, Rock spoke […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

HIV Scare In The Porn Industry: Performers’ Health At Risk

Pornography production was temporarily put on hold in Los Angeles after an anonymous performer recently tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition—a lobby and PR arm of the pornography industry—said that the performer is currently being re-tested and that everyone should remember: “Fear, shame, and stigma are preventable.” “You know what else is preventable? […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

3 Things Every Woman Whose Partner Uses Pornography Needs To Know

Guest blog submitted by Betrayal Trauma Recovery. For some women, it’s shocking to find out that her husband has been using pornography. For others, they are well aware of pornography in their marriage but don’t know exactly what to do about it. Here are three things that women who are in a relationship with a pornography user […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

College Students Are Struggling With Pornography At An Unprecedented Rate

College students today are part of the “online generation.” As a result, the presence of pornography in their lives is nearly universal. One global survey of college students from four different countries (Canada, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S.) found that 76.5% of the sample used the Internet for “sexual entertainment” and 30.8% of American students reported engaging […]

Issue: College

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