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Your Brain on Porn

SPECT (single-photon emission computerized tomography) brain scans of addictive pornography users are alarming. Even to the untrained eye, the brains of pornography addicts are visibly depleted, worse than even the brain scans of heroin addicts. Even more alarming, the region of the brain most depleted by addictive pornography consumption is the prefrontal cortex, the region […]

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Issue: Pornography Harms

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

One Year Ago: The First State Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

One year ago today I joined Utah Governor Herbert and other allies at the historic signing of the first state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. Since then, South Dakota and Arkansas have passed the resolution, and it is being considered right now in half a dozen additional states. Even the Canadian Parliament passed […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

HIV Scare In The Porn Industry: Performers’ Health At Risk

Pornography production was temporarily put on hold in Los Angeles after an anonymous performer recently tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition—a lobby and PR arm of the pornography industry—said that the performer is currently being re-tested and that everyone should remember: “Fear, shame, and stigma are preventable.” “You know what else is preventable? […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

College Students Are Struggling With Pornography At An Unprecedented Rate

College students today are part of the “online generation.” As a result, the presence of pornography in their lives is nearly universal. One global survey of college students from four different countries (Canada, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S.) found that 76.5% of the sample used the Internet for “sexual entertainment” and 30.8% of American students reported engaging […]

Issue: College

Behind the Scenes of the Canadian Committee Investigating the Harms of Pornography

Guest Post courtesy of Strength To Fight—a Canadian-based group dedicated to addressing the harms of pornography. Across the Western world, politicians, health professionals, and the public are beginning to wake up to the reality that pandemic pornography use is doing enormous damage to the fabric of society. Marriages are collapsing under the weight of compulsive […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Arkansas Just Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Arkansas elected officials have passed a resolution formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. “We are in the midst of a digital and sexual health revolution,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Personal stories from millennials who experienced negative side effects from exposure to Internet pornography at a […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Virginia Resolution Recognizing Harms of Pornography Moves Forward!

Major Update: the Virginia State House just passed the Virginia resolution recognizing the harms of pornography, similar to the one passed in Utah and South Dakota, with an overwhelming majority of 82-8. The resolution will now move on to the Virginia State Senate. This decision by the Virginia State House also follows on the heels […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

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