September 13, 2017

Historic Press Conference: Addressing Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men

This is the historic first press conference in Washington D.C. solely dedicated to addressing the web of sexual exploitation harming boys and men.


For too long, male sexual exploitation victims have been overlooked.

Politicians, NGOs, and society at large have all failed to adequately address the experiences of boys and men involving sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual objectification, or early childhood exposure to pornography. As a result, countless men and boys suffer in silence without receiving the appropriate services for recovery.

This press event served to shed a light on the victimization of boys and men, in order to bring these problems out of the shadows.

Potential solutions presented at this press conference included amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a need for more direct service providers for boys and men, and for greater societal awareness about the full web of sexual harm – from objectification and pornography to child abuse and trafficking – that are impacting males.

The complex web of sexual exploitation cannot be dismantled until every survivor has a voice.

This press conference was held by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Washington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking.


Dr. Joseph Prud’homme, Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington College

Alexander Rhodes, NoFap

Tom Jones, The H.O.P.E. Project

Haley Halverson, National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Kevin Malone, The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking

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