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Florida Proposes State Resolution Declaring Porn a Public Health Crisis

State Representative Ross Spano has proposed a state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. The proposal states that: “The public health crisis created by pornography and acknowledges the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change to protect the citizens of this state.” This is a great step forward! Already Utah, Arkansas, Tennessee, and […]

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Issue: Pornography Harms

Why Porn is All Wrong and Why We Must Stop It Together

What’s so wrong with pornography, anyway? In an enthusiastic address to audiences at the 2016 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit, Matt Fradd boldly laid out why pornography is inherently wrong, and why we must all unite to fight against it. As an anti-pornography co-author, editor, and national public speaker, as well as a post-graduate […]

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Issue: Pornography Harms

An Open Letter to the Porn Industry from a Recovering Porn Addict

One user on Reddit is calling out the pornography industry in the below open letter. A lot of us ended up with PMO [porn-masturbation orgasm] addictions through porn. We know we bear a lot of blame for what happened to us, but we also know that you, the porn industry, is leading unsuspecting young people into your […]

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Issue: Pornography Harms

Summer Seminar: The Public Health Harms of Pornography Explained

Presentation: The Public Health Harms of Pornography Explained The pornography of today has created an unprecedented epidemic of sexual harm. Once a social or health issue involves problems that affect individuals or groups beyond their capacity to correct – responsibility shifts from individual accountability to holding the forces and influences that cause it accountable. While […]

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Events

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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Issue: Pornography Harms

Is Pornography Addiction All In Your Mind?

From Your Brain On Porn Over the years there have been a series of studies that claim people who are religious are more likely to believe they are addicted to pornography, and that this belief is the driving factor behind any harms they experience from watching pornography. The key point in these studies—including a 2015 […]

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Issue: Pornography Harms

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 […]

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Issue: Pornography Harms

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 […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Virginia Resolution Recognizing Harms of Pornography Moves Forward!

Major Update: the Virginia State House just passed the Virginia resolution recognizing the harms of pornography, similar to the one passed in Utah and South Dakota, with an overwhelming majority of 82-8. The resolution will now move on to the Virginia State Senate. This decision by the Virginia State House also follows on the heels […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

South Dakota’s Senate Just Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

South Dakota senators have unanimously passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. This non-binding resolution was based on the model resolution written by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The term “public health crisis” is used to broadly define both physical and social problems—from cigarette smoking to bullying—and it unequivocally applies to pornography, […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

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