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STATEMENT – Alabama Recognizes Pornography as a Public Health Crisis

Washington, DC (February 27, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation affirmed the Alabama House of Representatives for voting to recognize pornography as a public health crisis. The Alabama State Senate voted unanimously on the same resolution. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is expected to sign. “Alabama has become the 16th state to formally recognize…

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New Study Finds Women Are Scared During Sex More Often Than Men

In April 2019, the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy published a study discussing what caused people to feel fear during sex. The study, titled “Feeling Scared During Sex: Findings from a U.S. Probability Sample of Women and Men Ages 14 to 60,” came to some interesting conclusions. At one point, the authors of the…

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NCOSE 2018 Impact Report: The Fall of Online Trafficking Titan Backpage; Walmart Removes Cosmo; Comcast Safer for Kids; And More!

2018 was our most successful year to date, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether your support was financial, taking actions through our website, praying for our movement, sharing our social media posts, or simply telling your friend about the issue of sexual exploitation, you helped make 2018 the strongest year for our organization…

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FTND Video Highlights Pornography’s Effects on the Brain

A new video produced by Fight the New Drug, featuring Drs. Simone Kühn, Don Hilton, Jr., and Philip Zimbardo, discusses research that shows how pornography has similar effects on the brain as highly addictive substances such as cocaine and methamphetamines. Dr. Kühn, a neuroscientist and psychologist with the Max Plank Institute in Berlin, and Dr. Hilton,…

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NCOSE VP Lisa Thompson on Public Health Risks of Pornography, Florida Resolution

Our VP of Research and Education Lisa L. Thompson joined the Dr. Drew show to discuss the Florida House passing a resolution to declare pornography a public health risk. The resolution, Thompson explained, “is an educational tool in and of itself. It’s starting a conversation among legislators about the harms of pornography, the wide-ranging public health…

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Public Health Impacts of Pornography Are No Trivial Matter

This week Florida’s House of Representatives formally recognized the public health harms of pornography. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this action and Rep. Ross Spano for spearheading this effort. Public health impacts of pornography are no trivial matter. The harms associated with pornography use are wide-ranging. For example, two recent meta-analyses (a…

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Los Angeles Times: Why the porn habits of Alex Kozinski — or anyone — should raise red flags about potential harassment

To the editor: In discussing Judge Alex Kozinski’s recent departure from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after allegations by several women of sexual misconduct, The Times Editorial Board states that private pornography consumption and alleged sexual harassment cannot be compared, because the former action is legal. (“Alex Kozinski’s retirement doesn’t end the discussion about…

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