The Problem

Pornography is a social and physical toxin that destroys relationships, steals innocence, erodes compassion, breeds violence, and kills love. The issue of pornography is ground zero for all those concerned for the sexual health and wellbeing of our loved ones, communities, and society as a whole.

Drawing from recent, peer-reviewed, research literature, as well as the latest reports and surveys, this summary presents evidence supporting the view that pornography constitutes a public health crisis. While taken independently these studies do not prove that pornography causes harm, but taken in totality, the converging evidence overwhelming suggests that pornography is correlated with a wide-range of harms. Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to pornography.

NCOSE Campaigns

Internet-based bulletin board-type advertising forums have contributed to an explosion in prostitution advertising and sex trafficking.

Individual Actions

The city-wide blitz and billboard campaign raises awareness about sexual exploitation. Individuals in any town or city can conduct this grassroots campaign.

coalition to end sexual exploitation

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) unites groups and advocates addressing diverse issues of sexual exploitation for joint projects and the CESE Summit.

 

It is time for the U.S. Department of Justice to enforce existing federal laws against illegal pornography distributors and producers.

dirty dozen list

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation and provides easy actions that individuals can take to make a difference.

pornography in hotels

Sex trafficking, sexually oriented events, and pornography in hotels all need to be addressed as a cohesive effort to make hotels sexploitation-free.

This groundbreaking campaign serves to shed a light on the victimization of boys and men, regarding all forms of sexual exploitation.

porn research

Our archives offer an overview of the available research on pornography. This is a tool for education and awareness.

pornography public health

Research shows pornography has neurological, psychological, and social harms. This page provides research and videos from experts affirming that pornography is a public health crisis.

 

safe schools

Schools and libraries are supposed to be safe environments for children, and the community, to learn. However, these institutions are regularly exposing children to pornography.

 

stop trafficking demand

The booming demand for trafficked women and children in recent years is due in part to the proliferation of pornography. This project collects research and personal accounts.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has developed this agenda to provide Congress and the executive branch with critical recommendations that combat sexual exploitation and preserve human dignity.

White Ribbon Against Pornography Week

The National White Ribbon Against Pornography Week is a national awareness week about the harms of pornography, which starts the last Sunday of October.

Updates

Research Spotlight: “Sexual Violence as a Sexual Script in Mainstream Online Pornography”

Fiona Vera-Gray et al., “Sexual Violence as a Sexual Script in Mainstream Online Pornography,” The British Journal of Criminology (2021): 1-18, doi:10.1093/bjc/azab035. Abstract This article examines the ways in which mainstream pornography positions sexual violence as a normative sexual script by analysing the video titles found on the landing pages of the three most popular…

STATEMENT – NCOSE Research Institute Director Addresses How “Adult” Hardcore Pornography Fuels Child Sexual Abuse at Harvard Institute Symposium 

Washington, DC (April 8, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced that Lisa Thompson, vice president and director of the Research Institute at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is a keynote speaker at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science’s International Symposium today, April 8, the World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention,…

STATEMENT – New Study Shows Sexual Violence Rampant on Pornhub, XVideos, XHamster 

NCOSE Says Pornography Websites Can Never be “Safe Enough” and Must be Investigated Washington, DC (April 6, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that pornography websites such as Pornhub and XVideos must be prosecuted for illegal activities, given further evidence of criminal activity in a new analysis published in the British Journal of Criminology. The study, “Sexual violence as a sexual script in mainstream online pornography,” found that of 131,738…

Podcast: How Sexual Exploitation is Facilitated by Google Chromebooks, Amazon, OnlyFans, and More

Did you know that mainstream companies you interact with every day may be facilitating sexual exploitation, or leaving children vulnerable to abuse or graphic content?  During this episode of the Ending Sexploitation podcast, Haley McNamara interviews Lina Nealon, Director of Corporate and Strategic Initiatives at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.  They discuss mainstream corporations…

STATEMENT – Campaign Launched to Challenge Pornhub Infrastructure – Roku the First to be Challenged by Survivors and Advocates in 12 Countries 

Cambridge, England (March 18, 2021) – The joint campaign #DismantlePornhub has been launched by the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (UK), Collective Shout (Australia), Defend Dignity (Canada), and Traffickinghub (USA) to call out entities that support the infrastructure of Pornhub and MindGeek. MindGeek-owned Pornhub has been exposed for hosting videos containing child sexual abuse material, sexual…

Actions

Credit and Debit Card Executives Must End Their Companies’ Involvement in Sexual Exploitation

Payment processing companies must stop processing payments for the pornography industry!

This easy-to-use Action will allow you to send emails directly to executives at the world’s leading payment processing companies and demand that they end their companies’ involvement in sexual exploitation.

Email Credit and Debit Card Executives

Sign the Petition: Tell HBO to Stop Promoting Pornography, Sexual Violence and Prostitution via The Deuce

Email Steam Executives

Check Your Local School’s Online Databases

Download the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s action packet “The ABCs vs XXX: How to Ensure Your School’s Online Library Databases are Pornography Free.” This is a useful tool for any concerned parent or citizen who wants to protect children from being exposed to pornography and sexually graphic materials on school online resources.

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Tell Congress to Pressure the DOJ to Enforce Obscenity Law

*This action is for US Citizens only.

Share your STORY

Personal stories help elected officials and business leaders to see the grave harm associated with this material and can be very helpful in getting them to change their policies. All will be shared anonymously. Please email your story to public@ncose.com.