Last year Pornhub launched a sex ed video series. Because who wouldn’t want to learn about sex from an organisation who promotes and profits off “child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags”??
Thanks, but no thanks.
Rather than learning about sex from a porn site (a thought so absurd it would be laughable if it weren’t so destructive), Fight the New Drug’s (FTND) docuseries “Brain, Heart, World”, is a fantastic resource to learn about the harmful effects of pornography, including the devastating impact it has on healthy sex and relationships.
The title of the series stems from FTND’s work which organises porn’s harms into three parts based on evidence-based research – “how porn can have lasting, neurological impacts on consumer’s brain; how porn can harm relationships, sexual health, and relational health of partners; and how porn is connected to violence, sex trafficking, and sexual exploitation.”
On the third part, FTND notes that “there is clear evidence that porn makes consumers more likely to support violence against women, to believe that women secretly enjoy being raped, and to actually be sexually aggressive in real life.”
If you have struggled with pornography, have been the victim of harmful porn-driven behaviour, or simply want to learn more about this critical issue that is profoundly impacting women, men, children and our society as a whole, we would highly recommend watching FTND’s docuseries, and following the work of this important organisation.
Fight the New Drug is a non-profit anti-pornography organisation based in the US “that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts and personal accounts.” Find out more about their work here: www.fightthenewdrug.org
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