Empty and Disconnected

Pornorgraphy made me feel empty and disconnected from others. For much of
my adolescence and adult life, I couldn’t connect to others, especially if they
were women. I couldn’t understand why my relationships never lasted very long,
why other men around me were so much more confident among others, why I
always missed social cues that others seemed to get. Now, years after I first
admitted to myself my addiction to pornography, I am a recovering adult with a
wife and two beautiful children. I’m able to empathize with others, have selfless
interest in other human beings regardless of their physical attractiveness. I
recognize women as being truly equal and valuable in their own right. I have
awoken from a terrible nightmare to see a beautiful day!

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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