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One Year Ago: The First State Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

One year ago today I joined Utah Governor Herbert and other allies at the historic signing of the first state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. Since then, South Dakota and Arkansas have passed the resolution, and it is being considered right now in half a dozen additional states. Even the Canadian Parliament passed […]

Talking Points: Public Health Crisis of Pornography

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 […]

Fox News Tried to Normalize Pornography, Now It’s Being Called Out

Fox News published a slanted article claiming pornography can make you a better romantic partner. This is, of course, contrary to reliable research. As a side note: in addition to recently discussing the “benefits” of pornography, Fox News has a long history of profiting from hyper-sexualized ads placed along the side bars, and elsewhere, on […]

Talking Points: Responses to Pro-Porn Arguments

ARTICLE: State audit finds pornography on school-issued computers

Auditors in Mississippi found that school-issued laptops and tablets aren’t just being used for homework. They’re being used to access pornography. Do the schools have some responsibility? The Children’s Internet Protection Act is a law that mandates that schools and libraries must have filters in place if they opt-in to receive specific e-rate federal funding. This […]

Safe Schools, Safe Libraries

Podcast: Can We Prevent Rape On College Campuses?

Ep. 22 Special guest Dr. John Foubert addresses an innovative program on college campuses. Dr. John Foubert is the national president of One in Four, a professor at Oklahoma State University author of several books including most recently How Pornography Harms. One In Four is a national nonprofit dedicated to sexual assault prevention, focusing on college […]

Podcast: SEXPLOITATION?

Twitter’s XXX Legacy

Methods of communication have changed drastically over the past decade, and social media sites such as Twitter boast a stronger and more ubiquitous presence than ever before. Tweeting and replying to tweets between friends, as well as following Tweets from celebrities has been popular since 2006 when the social media platform was first created. However, […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Twitter

Twitter Takes Largest Stand Against Cyber-based Sexual Harassment Yet

As first reported by HeatStreet, Twitter is now blocking several pornography-related search terms—particularly from results in the “Photos” and “Videos” section of the social media platform. Now when users type in hashtags or keywords traditionally associated with pornography, they get this message: Why is this important? Twitter has come under fire recently for the vast […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Twitter

Arkansas Just Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Arkansas elected officials have passed a resolution formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. “We are in the midst of a digital and sexual health revolution,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Personal stories from millennials who experienced negative side effects from exposure to Internet pornography at a […]

Talking Points: Public Health Crisis of Pornography

Podcast: Is Pornography Really an “Industry?”

Ep. 21: Special guest, Dr. Gail Dines analyzes the big business behind porn. While popular Internet pornography today seems like it is being mass produced by thousands of companies, the reality is that there is a porn monopoly. Could this be good news? On this episode of the “Sexploitation?” podcast, Dr. Dines provides key insights into the […]

Podcast: SEXPLOITATION?

New Research Shows Pornography Use Decreases Satisfaction

New research is shedding light on the harms of pornography to relationships. A new meta-analysis–a reliable method for combining relevant data from various studies for greater statistical power—examined the impact of pornography consumption on individuals’ interpersonal satisfaction. The paper, entitled Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis, concluded that “Pornography consumption was associated with lower interpersonal satisfaction outcomes […]

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