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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 […]


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

7 Navy Doctors Investigate: Is Internet Porn Causing Erectile Dysfunction?

[Note: this article contains medical discussion of sexual dysfunctions.] A new paper investigating the harms of pornography has been published, and its findings are cause for concern. A team of seven urologists, neuroscientists and psychiatrists from the Navy along with Gary Wilson, the founder of YourBrainOnPorn, set out to collect the facts, review research, and […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

New Peer-Reviewed Study Affirms the Reality of Porn Addiction

A new peer-reviewed scientific research paper released last week reconfirms the existence of porn addiction.  While recent articles have been in the news that attempted to throw doubt on whether porn use can lead to addiction, superior research has validated the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s position that porn addiction is a real, and arduous, obstacle that […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

New Peer-Reviewed Study Affirms the Reality of Porn Addiction

Statement by NCSE’s Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins Washington, DC – Contrary to recent claims, pornography addiction is no illusion. A recent peer-reviewed study that appeared in the journal “Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity” affirms the reality of porn addiction, and supports the addiction model. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation contends that this information is of […]

Talking Points: Public Health Crisis of Pornography

The Movement to End Sexual Exploitation Arrives at the U.S. Capitol

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Hosts Capitol Symposium  Washington, DC (07/13/15) – There is growing momentum among groups dedicated to combating the multi-faceted problem of sexual exploitation. As the movement gains strength, anti-trafficking groups, anti-sexual violence organizations, medical professionals, activists, and more, will come together for a symposium on the role pornography has in […]

What the Media Wouldn’t Have You Believe: How Porn Steals Men’s Sex Lives

Pro-porn advocates claim that pornography is good for men because it provides a quick, convenient physical and emotional release. What many people do not know, and what many advertisers would have you be in the dark about, is that pornography use can actually disable men from having real sex with their spouse. Porn takes exactly […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Porn Leads to Violence Against Women, Says Morality in Media

Christian Newswire August 1, 2011 Violence against women is now a common byproduct of the consumption of pornography, a topic that will be addressed during the final week of Morality in Media’s “Be Aware: PORN HARMS” National Awareness Campaign… Morality in Media’s President, Patrick A. Trueman noted that the lust for violence is now documented […]

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