Our focus is to decrease the demand so that the supply can decrease. We know that sex trafficking, abuse and addiction are increasing. We are shocked by how many people are forced into sexual slavery but we need to ask ourselves a question; WHO is buying into this and keeping it alive and kicking? What kind of society is breeding a culture that promotes sex as a commodity?
We are confronting the root cause for this massive scourge of sexual exploitation in our communities.
We know that sex trafficking is the main business in the illegal trade of human beings. If we can educate and empower people to pursue purity and true love; the chances of them exploiting others will be minimized. There are many organizations that are rescuing victims and doing prevention work with potential victims, there are also many who are working in government to put laws and legislations in place to protect society as a whole. Our main focus is the common man and woman on the street that are buying into this trade and feeding a monster that can only be satisfied by capturing more slaves and exploiting the vulnerable in our world. Civil society is where the problem lies and, where we believe; the solution can be found.
“Pornography is most often the root cause of sexual exploitation; so at the moment, that is our main focus. We feel an urgency to spread the true facts on this public health crisis.”
This is a BILLION DOLLAR industry with enough money and power to influence government, media and culture. They have enough money to hire top marketing and IT specialists. They also, like any money making monster, do not have an ethical code or set of morals. Young children are targeted, just as the Tobacco industry did, as they have a vulnerability to addiction that adults do not. Once young people are addicted, they have a ‘client’ for life.
“We operate just like any Fortune 500 company.” Says Andrew Edmond (CEO of a Porn Internet Business).
It is essentially a Production & Distribution Business
INTERESTING FACT: the ‘paid for’ sites OWN many of the ‘free’ porn sites. (Good Marketing Strategy)
If the food industry effects what we eat and the fashion industry effects what we wear, surely the pornography industry will affect the sexual preferences of society?
It has been said that “Porn is the theory, Rape is the action.” (anonymous)
NO INTIMATE COMMUNICATION
“88% of Pornography showcases aggression towards women.”
GAIL DINES, PhD. (culture reframed)
Porn stars have high rates of substance abuse, depression, borderline personality disorder and suicide. MOST are drunk or high when working.
“The emotional consequences of prostitution, trafficking or pornography are the same.” Melissa Farley
“SYMPTOMS OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AMONG THOSE IN SEX BUSINESSES ARE OFF THE CHARTS: Depression, Suicidal, Posttraumatic stress disorder, dissociation, substance abuse… The level of emotional distress is the same as the most emotionally traumatized people studied by psychologists; battered women, raped women, combat vets, and torture survivors.”
MELISSA FARLEY, PhD.
17% of performers use condoms
66% have herpes
12 – 28% have an STD
7% have HIV
INTERESTING FACT: The average career of a porn star is 1 year.
How is PORN like a drug?
Pornographic images enter through your eyes and trigger a release of chemicals into the reward pathway. Chemicals such a dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin. The flooding of chemicals overloads the receptors in the brain to the point where the brain literally starts to rewire itself. Overtime, you build up a dependency to that release, just like you would to other drugs.
“Addiction represents a pathological, yet powerful, form of learning and memory.” Given what we now know about how learning changes the brain, would we expect to see physical changes in the brain in addiction? We would and we do. Virtually every study looking at addiction has shown shrinkage and abnormality in the reward areas and in judgment centers. These include addictions to drugs, food, sex, pornography and the internet.”
DONALD J. HILTON, MD, Neurosurgeon.
“They also found that porn addicts demonstrate a wanting/liking split, where the addict craves the drug or behavior of choice, but does not even like it anymore. This is a hallmark of addiction.”
“If we add what we know about the development of the pre-frontal cortex with brain immaturity, the reality of mirror neuron research, we are plunging children into a quicksand of potential sexual dysfunction. Mirror neurons cause us to believe that we are experiencing what we see.”
SHARON COOPER, MD.
People who watch pornography develop two sexual pathways:
real sex and porn sex; the more visited pathway, the stronger the path: Leading to function or dysfunction.
Porn induced erectile dysfunction happens when pornography is the main sexual pathway. Real sex becomes obsolete and climax is only possible with pornography.
INTERESTING FACT: The FBI has found the most common interest amoungst serial killers and rapists is Pornography.