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Pornography is destroying us. Many women I know don’t look at porn, but this doesn’t mean that they are not affected by it every day.The men they date, have sex with and marry are increasingly being brought up on a steady diet of porn, and the more they watch, the less capable they are of forming connected, intimate relationships.

The porn these men consume looks nothing like your father’s Playboy. In place of soft core, soft focus images of naked women smiling coyly at the camera, consumers are catapulted into a world of cruel and brutal sex acts designed to dehumanise women.

Boys’ brains are being digitally rewired in a totally new way for change, novelty, excitement and constant arousal. That means they’re totally out of sync in traditional behavior and expectations.  They’re also totally out of sync in romantic relationships, which build gradually and subtly. Women’s sexual expectations are being created in unrealistic worlds of climatic excess.

Research from trusted institutions and medical and sociological professionals on the topic, including:
  • A brief history and legal background of federal pornography laws including indecency, obscenity and child pornography, Supreme Court decisions, and First Amendment issues.
  • The current state of Internet pornography and youth, citing specific statistics regarding both.
  • The deceptive marketing techniques used by the Internet pornographers’ industry, such as free teaser images and videos; innocent word searches; cartoon characters; and free flash games to lure children into pornography sites.
  • Addiction and compulsive habituation, porn-induced erectile dysfunction (PIED), and breakthrough brain science are explored along with the public health impact of pornography, on the attitude, values, behavior and relationships of youth.
  • The real-world consequences of extreme pornography such as sexting, sex-trafficking and kids acting out aggressively against other youth.
  • Routes to resolution, including the roles and responsibilities of parents and caring adults, the Internet industry, corporate America, law enforcement, government, and faith-based communities.
  • The necessity to create a cultural shift, or “Tipping Point,” in attitudes regarding the unrelenting social costs of pornography and to elevate the harms of pornography from not only a moral issue but also to a rapidly growing public health pandemic with the goal of creating a movement, much like the stop smoking campaign.
  • “Nations like the United Kingdom under the leadership of Prime Minister Cameron are implementing holistic and effective solutions through which government and industry are proactively doing their part to protect children from Internet pornography and child pornography

Read the full report details here.

What do you think? Do you see the changes?

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