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!

 

graphic_Men and Boys in trafficking

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.

The mainstream media and well-intentioned but misinformed or inadequately trained professionals within the counter-trafficking movement have perpetuated the image of a young, foreign, female victim Experts say that the law enforcement’s attitudes toward male victims are still weighed down by gender biases in trafficking discourse, which pins females as victims and males as perpetrators. Therefore, male victims in custody often fall through the cracks of services that could be offered to help them because they are not properly assessed for sexual exploitation. LEARN MORE HERE.
Can Soft-Core Porn Damage Your Child’s Brain?
Dr. Jenny Brown

A few of Dr. Brown’s findings:

  • 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 brainwhich 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 braindecreases 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.

 

The Numbers

300+

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

100+

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

93

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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