April 21, 2016

STATEMENT: A Response to Larry Flynt’s Pro-Porn Agenda

Statement by Patrick A. Trueman, President of NCOSE


 

Washington, DC – After Utah unanimously passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis, pornographer Larry Flynt came out in opposition. President of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Patrick Trueman, has responded in defense of the research demonstrating the harms of pornography.

Hustler’s Larry Flynt recently spoke out, citing a discredited 1969 study in defense of pornography, which revealed how outdated those beliefs are,” said Patrick Trueman, president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “While a minority like Larry Flynt are sure to cling to a presupposed agenda, the majority of Americans are either experiencing the harms of pornography first hand or are educating themselves about the overwhelming amount of research on the subject. Every sentence of the Utah resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis contained citations with peer-reviewed research to back it up. Since 2011, 24 distinct studies have revealed that pornography has a significant and negative impact on the brain, let alone the numerous studies linking it to sexual violence and dysfunction. Flynt, and other pro-pornography extremists, are behind the times the same way pro-tobacco activists were in the 1950s.”

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