5 Top Reasons Why Porn is a Public Health Issue

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We have reached a “tipping point” with porn in our society.

Extensive scientific research reveals that exposure to porn threatens the social, emotional and physical health of individuals, families and communities, said Culture Reframed President and CEO Dr. Gail Dines.

  1. Just as the tobacco industry argued for decades that there was no proof of a connection between smoking and lung cancer, so, too, has the porn industry—with the help of a well-oiled public relations machine—denied the existence of empirical research on the impact of its products.
  2. A meta-analysis of 22 studies between 1978 and 2014 from seven different countries concluded that pornography consumption is associated with an increased likelihood of committing acts of verbal or physical sexual aggression, regardless of age.
  3. In a study of U.S. college men, researchers found that 83% reported viewing mainstream pornography, and that those who did were more likely to say they would commit rape or sexual assault (if they knew they wouldn’t be caught) than men who hadn’t seen porn in the past 12 months.
  4. The porn industry is hijacking the sexual and emotional well-being of our culture.
  5.  A meta-analysis of several studies found “an overall significant positive association between pornography use and attitudes supporting violence against women.

Material from this post on porn as a public health issue was originally published (#ICYMI) by Fight the New Drug.

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