Pornography

AntiPornography.org (Facebook)  (Twitter)  (YouTube)

AntiPornography.org is full of helpful resources on the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery.  We have over 40 powerful anti-porn, anti-prostitution & anti-sex slavery documentaries, 200 videos, 100 pages of helpful information, and 100 personal harm stories.

Can Pornography Undermine Your Marriage

(by Sheri & Bob Shritof)   Pros and cons of pornography in marriage–the debate continues.

Compulsion Solutions (Blog)  (Facebook)  (Reddit)  (Twitter)

Help for sex addiction and porn addiction

Feminist Perspectives on Sex Markets

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:  Sex markets have been a concern to feminists because, historically, the “skin trade” has relied predominantly on female service providers and male consumers. Feminist theorists are divided on the question of whether markets in pornographic materials and sexual services pose a threat to women in all contexts.

Feminist Views of Pornography

The following discussion of feminist views of pornography took place on WMST-L in January 2004.

Is Pornography Addictive?

Psychologists debate whether people can have an addiction to pornography.  by: Martin F. Downs, reviewed by Louise Chang, M.D.

Just a john?  Pornography and men’s choices (speaker)

(by: Robert Jensen – 6 pages)   Talk delivered to the Second Annual Conference on the College Male, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN, February 26, 2005.

POSARC   (Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center) (Blog)

Posarc helps spouses and partners who are losing their loved one to porn addiction, sex addiction, cybersex, strip clubs, affairs or massage parlors. We regard this as relational trauma and utilize trauma approaches to help you heal.

Pornography and Civil Rights:  A New Day for Women’s Equality

by: Andrea Dworkin and Catharine A. MacKinnon (book)

Pornography and Male Supremacy 1981

Andrea Dworkin:  “This was written as a speech, my part of a debate on pornography with civil liberties lawyer and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, who recently went on the Penthouse payroll but had no direct ties with the pornographers that I know of at the time of the debate.”

Pornography and Men’s Consciousness (Speaker)  (Videos)

(by: Jackson Katz) – 5 pages long – My focus here is the effects on heterosexual men of pornography aimed at straight men.

Pornography and Violence Against Women

Here is a small collection of articles and books  that discuss the relationship between pornography and violence against women.

Pornography and Your Relationship

(by: Stanley Ducharme, Ph.D.)    As a sex therapist and psychologist, I have seen many couples who report that pornography has become an overwhelming and destructive issue in their relationship. Not surprisingly, men and women have very different attitudes about pornography and the use of sexually explicit materials

Pornography Happens to Women

Andrea Dworkin delivered this speech at a conference entitled “Speech, Equality and Harm: Feminist Legal Perspectives on Pornography and Hate Propaganda” at the University of Chicago Law School on March 6, 1993.

Pornography is a Civil Rights Issue 1986

Andrea Dworkin (direct quotes):  I testified before the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography on January 22, 1986, in New York City. …  I had one half-hour and this is my testimony.  Then, the members of the Commission asked me questions.   Their questions and my answers are published here.

Pornography:  The New Terrorism

Andrea Dworkin:  “This is the first speech I ever gave that dealt exclusively with the subject of pornography.”

Pornography’s Part in Sexual Violence 1981

Andrea Dworkin: “It took a year to get this published in eviscerated form in Newsday, a Long Island, New York, daily newspaper.   Nearly four months later, The Los Angeles Times published this version, closer to what I wrote.  The manusrcript is lost, so this is the most complete version existing.

The Science of Sex Abuse

(by: Rachel Aviv, New Yorker, January 14, 2013) John pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and to using the Internet to persuade a minor to have sex, and was sentenced to fifty-three months in federal prison—a relatively light sentence by today’s standards.  Two weeks before his scheduled release, John was told that he would remain in prison until his civil-commitment trial, which would be his first opportunity to challenge the panel’s decision.

Sex Addicts Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so they can overcome their sex addiction and and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.   The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (S.L.A.A.) (Arabic) (Chinese)  (Dansk) (Deutsch)  (Espagnol) (Francais) (Hebrew) (Islenska) (Italiano) (Nederlands) (Norsk) (Polski) (Russian) (Svenska)

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented Fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. We offer help to anyone who has a sex addiction or love addiction or both and wants to do something about it.

Sexual Addiction Help (Blog)

Website of a San Francisco Area group of therapists whose website lists a significant number of relevant resources on sexual addiction.

Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) (Blog)

The Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI), a national outpatient sexual addiction and non-violent sexual offender treatment agency, provides confidential, ethical and effective clinical programs that encourage healthy sexuality, relationship intimacy and personal integrity.

Survived Hubby’s Sex Addiction!

(Blog) My best friend and husband fell down hard and I helped pick him up! This is the story of our journey to build intimacy and love!

What Makes Feminist Porn Feminist?

Feministing Blog Entry: Last weekend’s Feministing Five interview with feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino raised the question of what it is that’s feminist about feminist porn. It’s a complicated question, because the issue of pornography is such a divisive one in the feminist community, and has been for a long time.

Why Pornography Hurts Men

(by Marc-Feministe Blog-July 7, 2009) – I want to explore a different side of the argument of why pornography is harmful – and rather than echoing the arguments of misogyny, I’ll write on how pornography hurts men. This is, by no means, to ask “what about the men?” Rather, it is to point out that even as consumers of pornography, and even through the objectification of women in pornography, men hurt themselves.

Why Pornography Matters to Feminists 1981

Andrea Dworking: “Not having access to any mainstream forum, I published this short article in a Boston-based feminist newspaper, Sojourner, to say Why Pornography Matters to Feminists.  I haven’t seen any defense of pornography by anyone posturing as a feminist that addresses even one point made in this piece.

Young Men Using Pornography (Summary)

By: Michael Flood, 11 pages – This chapter offers an overview of what we can learn about heterosexual boys’ and young men’s use of pornography, focusing particularly on quantitative studies of the extent, nature and meaning of pornography consumption.