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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?…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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South Dakota Unanimously Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Major victory: South Dakota is recognizing the public health harms of pornography. On January 31 2017 the resolution declaring a pornography a public health crisis passed the South Dakota House 65-0 after having already passed the South Dakota Senate earlier on a 35-0 vote! South Dakota is the second state in the United States to…

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NCOSE’s Position on “Human Trafficking Prevention Act”

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation does not endorse or support the Human Trafficking Prevention Act (HTPA) also called the Children’s Online Filtering Act. It is not that the ideas in the proposed legislation are without merit, but the bill does not appear to be drafted with careful precision. For example, Section 5, titled, “Duty…

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South Dakota’s Senate Just Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

South Dakota senators have unanimously passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. This non-binding resolution was based on the model resolution written by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The term “public health crisis” is used to broadly define both physical and social problems—from cigarette smoking to bullying—and it unequivocally applies to pornography,…

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VICTORIES: Public Health Resolution Scoring Unanimous Support

Yesterday, the resolution we drafted recognizing pornography as a public health crisis was introduced in subcommittee in the state of Virginia by VA Delegate Bob Marshall and it passed UNANIMOUSLY! We are especially excited because most folks expected this to be shot down, but even the committee members agreed that the testimony from two of…

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Video: Pornography Reduces Sex to an Industrial Toxic Product

Dr. Gail Dines, Founder of Culture Reframed, speaks about her experiences raising awareness about the public health crisis of pornography among college students. “Nobody before has ever explained to them what pornography does, and they are hungry for this,” Dr. Dines says, “and afterwards they are lining up, some of them in tears, begging for…

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