Hope for a Pornified World, Invisible Men, & Soft Core Porn’s Surprising Effects
Can there really be hope in a pornified world?
Sadly, pornography is tearing at the moral fabric of America and threatens our nation, and indeed the world, in many ways. National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s President, Patrick Trueman reminds others that there is still hope and help in his keynote address at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake in 2013. Please know that we are working with more than 280 coalition partner groups and have a plan to lead us out of the pornified world and return to a decent society!
Invisible Men: Male Victims of Sex Trafficking
Males remain a largely invisible population within the dialogue on sex trafficking. According to a 2008 study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, boys comprised about 50 percent of sexually exploited children in a sample study done in New York, with most being domestic victims.
- Children exposed to sexual images experience “neurological stress” —their brains are simply not mature enough to handle the “neurochemical blitz” brought on by exposure to soft-core porn.
- The part of their brain called the basal ganglia (we call it the feeling brain) which is involved with more reflexive, instinctive, and impulsive behavior is made stronger as a child is exposed to more and more sexualized images.
- As the feeling brain gains strength and efficiency, the pre-frontal cortex (or thinking brain) decreases in response to viewing sexually explicit images. Not good because the thinking brain is the part of the brain that “overrides immediate gratification and augments self-control.”
- Continued exposure to pornography “causes the viewer to become more impulsive and less able to critically think” (among other problems). READ MORE HERE.