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How to Secure Zoom Calls and Protect from Exploitative “Zoombombing”

As more groups and individuals turn to Zoom for video conferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, a problematic trend called “Zoombombing” is on the rise. Unfortunately for the many thousands (likely millions) of people who are using Zoom video conferencing for the first time for work, school, and socializing, Zoom isn’t as secure as it should…

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Advocating for Victims of Sexual Exploitation in the Time of COVID-19

The sex trade is fundamentally predatory. Systems of sexual exploitation (e.g. strip clubs, illicit massage parlors, legal brothels, online prostitution websites, etc.) operate using a business model that feeds off of people’s vulnerabilities and traumatic events such as childhood sexual abuse, child sex trafficking, child neglect, sexual abuse within the foster care system, homelessness, and…

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Porn Addiction Nationally Discussed on The Doctors TV Show

Alexander Rhodes, the founder of a comprehensive secular sexual health platform named NoFap that specializes in pornography recovery support forums, recently appeared on The Doctors TV show to share the harms of pornography. Alexander stated: “I first got a hold of [Internet porn] around age 11 or 12. I’m in that first generation of kids…

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Montana Becomes 15th State to Recognize Public Health Harms of Porn

Montana just became the 15th state to pass a resolution recognizing the public health harms of pornography! Similar to tobacco in the 1950s, research & science have caught up with the harmful impacts of a pervasive industry. That is why the National Center on Sexual Exploitation authored the model resolution that formally recognizes the impacts…

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Pornography – It Changes Our World

“I ran away from home when I was 12 years old. I was raped on the second night on my own. I soon met John who owned a bar and had a few extra rooms upstairs. Two other girls a little older than me had a room too. He offered me safety and a place…

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Why We Need to Talk About Pornography During National Public Health Week

The use of pornography has increased dramatically since the introduction of the Internet. With free, easy access to sexually explicit material across more platforms, pornography now reaches a greater variety of audiences. Now, decades into the Internet age, concerns about the public health impacts of pornography are mounting. This National Public Health Week, we aim…

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Pornography – It Changes How We Love

“At 20 I started dating my now wife and hid the fact that I watched porn from her. I watched porn the entire time we dated behind her back because I had become addicted and didn’t want to admit it to her. We had sexual problems due to me watching porn, it made it hard…

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Members of Parliament Say Porn Should be Treated as a Public Health Hazard

Members of the Commons Women and Equalities Committee in the UK Parliament have released a report calling on the government to address pornography as a public health hazard, in the context of reducing sexual harassment and assault against women. While the United Kingdom has taken steps to reduce childhood exposure to pornography in the past, the report…

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West Virginia’s Most Googled Health Problem is Porn Addiction

A recent study done by MedicareHealthPlans.com identified the most googled health problem in each state and West Virginia’s was porn addiction. This reveals the pervasiveness of pornography and the widening scope of its harmful effects. Like other health conditions, an addiction to pornography is a serious issue that has negative mental, physical, and emotional consequences….

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‘Compulsive Sexual Behaviour’ Classified as Mental Health Disorder by World Health Organization – via The Reward Foundation

The following is an excerpt from an article published by The Reward Foundation Here are some authoritative notes for journalists and the general public about the new diagnostic category. On 18th June 2018, the World Health Organization’s authors of the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision, put out a press release announcing that the implementation version…

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