Pornography Awareness

PORN-Awareness-Wrap-Week-Poster-InfographicPornography takes an alarming toll on all of us. The social costs of pornography—and by this we include the "pornification" of society at large, which has wholeheartedly adopted a pornographic worldview in which humans are objectified and sex is commodified—are well documented by the social sciences and, more recently, by the medical community.

We urge you to educate yourselves and others on the cost of pornography to individuals, marriages, families, communities, public health, and even national security.

To aid in your effort to educate yourself and those around you, we highly recommend the following resources:

Download and print out this 11×17" poster (on right) to display in your church, school, or work during WRAP (White Ribbon Against Pornography) Week or any time!

Articles

Sexual Justice: interviews with experts on various aspects of pornography and its costs

Toxic Culture: The Sex Lives of Children/A Tale of Consumption

On, No! A Sinner! Responding to sexual sin in our midst

Beauty and the Beast: Pornography doesn't love you and never will

Can This Marriage Be Saved? Pornography's toll on our most intimate relationship

Videos

Theology of the Body: Christopher West

Why I Stopped Watching Porn: Ran Gavrieli

Why Giving Is Better than Porn: David Erasmus

Violence & Silence: Jackson Katz

The Great Porn Experiment: Gary Wilson

Scars and Stilettos: Harmony Dust, formerly in the stripping business

Research/findings

Harmful Effects of Pornography: 2016 Reference Guide, a comprehensive review of the most current and reliable/peer reviewed research, from Fight the New Drug

Pornography: A Public Health Crisis (video of Congressional briefing held July 2015, sponsored by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation)

The Impact of Pornography on Children, American College of Pediatricians (October 2015)

Sexualized Media and Kids: Research results, compiled by Dr. Mary Anne Layden

The Social Costs of Pornography: A Statement of Findings and Recommendations, prepared by Mary Eberstadt and Mary Anne Layden (Witherspoon Institute and Social Trends Institute, 2010)

The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (Princeton, N.J.: Witherspoon Institute, 2010)

"Hearing on the brain science behind pornography addiction and the effects of addiction on families and communities," Hearing to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, Nov. 18, 2004.

Your Brain on Porn: How the brain changes in response to super-normal stimulation

25 Reasons No One Would Want to Become a Porn Star, compiled by AntiPornography.org from Jenna Jameson's autobiography (How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale). These brief excerpts are first-hand accounts of the horrific abuses of the porn industry, directly from the mouth of someone who is still in the industry.

Resources for Parents

The Guideline: A Parent's Guide to Addressing Pornography with Children, free pdf download from Fight the New Drug

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-proofing today's young kids, by Kristen A. Jenson and Gail Poyner, is a clear, comfortable, read-aloud story picture book about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it's dangerous, and how to reject it.

Resources for Recovery

Fortify is geared towards teens and young adults.

Reboot Nation is an online recovery community with great videos, support.

Route 1520 equips churches to help couples and individuals who have been or are being impacted by pornography and sex addiction.

Resources for Activism & Education

AntiPornograpy.org: Loads of research, documentaries, action ideas

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation offers numerous opportunities to flight sexploitation on many fronts.

"Those who become addicted to this 'risk-free' form of sex run a risk of another and greater kind. They risk the loss of love, in a world where only love brings happiness." ~ Roger Scruton in "The Abuse of Sex" (The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers)

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