Stop Pornography

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Articles

(Read two or more)

Let’s Talk About Porn. Is It As Harmless As Society Says It Is?

15 reasons why pornography is more harmful than you think.

The Real Effect of Porn on Women

This article explores the often overlooked impacts pornography has on women.

Your Brain on Porn: Relevant Research

This webpage provides a comprehensive list of research and articles addressing studies on the impact of pornography on the brain.

Porn and the Threat to Virility

“A growing number of young men are convinced that their sexual responses have been sabotaged because their brains were virtually marinated in porn when they were adolescents.” – Belinda Luscombe

Why I Happily Agreed to Marry an Addict: A 5 Year Update

“We’ve had more years of struggle with this issue than we had of freedom from it. But I still don’t regret the choice I made in uniting my life to the life of this man.”

The Children of Pornhub

“Let’s agree that promoting assaults on children or on anyone without consent is unconscionable. The problem with Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein or Jeffrey Epstein was not the sex but the lack of consent — and so it is with Pornhub.”

Videos

(Watch one or more)

Gary Wilson

The Great Porn Experiment

Gary Wilson asks whether our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today’s Internet enticements. He also discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena. (16:28)

Fight the New Drug

Brain, Heart, World

This documentary series looks into the impact pornography has in the three domains of human interaction: the brain, the heart, and in the world through society.

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Megan Johnson 

The Porn Paradox

Understanding the connection between sex trafficking and pornography. Disclaimer: there is some brief strong language in context with the topic.  (13:21)

Supplemental articles

Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated With Pornography Consumption: The Brain on Porn

“Based on the assumption that pornography consumption bears resemblance with reward-seeking behavior, novelty-seeking behavior, and addictive behavior, we hypothesized alterations of the frontostriatal network in frequent users.”

Compelling Over 18 Documentary

This documentary takes a look into how easy it is for our children to develop pornography addictions and what the pornography industry has to say about it.

Hugh Hefner’s Legacy of Despair

“To see men become addicted to porn is to watch character formation in reverse. Their integrity and fidelity unwind before your eyes.”

5 Celebrities Share Their Experience With Porn 

A transcription of 5 celebrities addressing the issue of pornography. “Their takes are as insightful as they are thought-provoking; and they all feed the same conclusion: pornography is bad for individuals, bad for relationships, and bad for society.”

Experts insist USA’s porn epidemic has spread to women, must be addressed

One recent study indicated that 73% of women between the ages of 18 and 35 used pornography in the previous six months, with 26% using in the previous week.

Natural and Drug Rewards Act on Common Neural Plasticity Mechanisms

“Drugs of abuse induce neuroplasticity in the natural reward pathway, specifically the nucleus accumbens, thereby causing development and expression of addictive behavior.”

Supplemental videos

Fight the new drug

Jessa’s Story: I Survived Being Sold Into Child Porn & Sex Slavery

Jessa tells about being repeatedly sexually abused and used for child pornography by family members who were addicted to pornography themselves. (4:27)


Fight the new drug

Andrew & Eva’s Story: How Porn Impacted Our Marriage

After noticing he was becoming distant, Eva discovered Andrew had a struggle with pornography and that he was seeking out other women. After they both experienced phases of anger and shame, Eva and Andrew made a choice to work through this trial. (5:50)


Dr. Donald L. Hilton

The Effects of Pornography on the Brain

This is part of a larger segment where Dr. Hilton discusses how pornography neurologically impacts the brain. (7:56)


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