Welcome to AntiPornography.org, a nonprofit organization and a website full of helpful resources on the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery. Hopefully you will use these resources to become better educated, as well as become inspired to help out with the cause yourself. Your help is needed to make the world a better place for everyone!
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, so there is a lot to check out here. We hope you enjoy your visit!
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Anti-Censorship, Pro-Free Speech
Pro-reasonable regulation of the pornography industry for the health and safety of performers
Anti-legalization of prostitution, Anti-criminalization of prostituted individuals
Anti-coerced or forced participation in the sex industry
Pro-reducing DEMAND for sexually exploited and abused individuals
Pro-education to help porn users and sex industry users and participants make better, more positive, and healthier choices
Pro-caring, non-judgmental services to help prostituted individuals exit the sex industry, heal, and transition to a healthier life and self-sufficiency as needed
Anti-sexism towards men or women, Pro fair and equal treatment
Pro-safe, healthy, respectful, equality-based sex, love & relationships
Please see our FAQ and the rest of this page and website for more information on all of the above. Thank you!
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AntiPornography.org is a nonreligious, nonpartisan, IRS-approved, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to prevent and combat the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, as well as all other forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, through public education and advocacy.
In order to do this effectively we provide many videos, documentaries, articles, and other resources to educate you. We also provide many different ways for you to share your voice in order to help with the cause. (Please see the sidebar list of links or below for all of these options and more.)
“You must be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
If you are already against the harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, great! Please enjoy your visit. If you are not, please start reading from here.
For those that are already part of the team who are against sexual exploitation and abuse, hopefully you will find many helpful resources here that will both educate you and inspire you to participate in the cause, because your help is needed!
If you have a personal story about how you or someone you know has been harmed by pornography, prostitution, trafficking, or any other form of sexual exploitation or abuse, please share it with us on our "Share Your Story" page here.
If you are angry or upset about pornography and related issues, especially after learning the harsh reality of the sex industry and its harms on this website, and would like to share your thoughts about this issue, please post them on our "Share feedback" page here. It is very important that we all speak up clearly and make our voices heard on this very important issue.
Finally, if you appreciate this resource and related websites, and would like to see them be further developed in order to accomplish more effective activism, and you are in a position to financially contribute to support this important work, please feel free to make a tax-deductible donation on our donations pagehere. Thank you in advance to anyone who contributes!
“The only thing that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
— Attributed to Edmund Burke
Please remember that a few individuals, groups or organizations cannot do all of the work on their own that is necessary to create a better world for everyone, free of all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse. We are ALL equally responsible for doing our part, and we can ALL can make a difference, no matter what our circumstances.
So whether it's by sharing your story or your feedback, by making a donation of whatever you can afford, supporting us at our social networking sites, or even by just sharing this website with one other person, whatever you are able to do to support the cause is very helpful and is deeply appreciated. If we all work together as a team we can and will create a safer, healthier, more equal, more compassionate, and more just society for everyone. Thank you in advance for whatever you're able to do to help!
"One of the unforeseen consequences of globalisation is the shocking effect that western porn is having in parts of the developing world.
The village has no electricity, but that doesn't stop a generator from being wheeled in, turning a mud hut into an impromptu porn cinema – and turning some young men into rapists, with villagers relating chilling stories of assaults taking place straight after the film's end. In the nearest city, other young men are buying bootlegs copies of the almost always condom-free LA-made porn – copying directly what they see and contracting HIV. The head of the country's AIDS commission says porn risks destroying all the achievements they've made. It's a timebomb, he says.
The concerns aren't theoretical – I met young fathers with HIV whose only sex education came from LA, women living in the villages subject to post-screening abuse."
Tim Samuels, Filmmaker, 2009 BBC Documentary "Hardcore Profits," from the Guardian UK article "Africa Goes Hardcore."
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"Pornography is directly linked to sex trafficking. It normalizes degradation and violence as acceptable and even inevitable parts of sex, and it uses the bodies of real women and children as its raw material. The difference between pornography and erotica is clear in the words themselves -- porne means females slaves, eros mean love -- and we can see that pornography, like rape, is about violence and domination not sex. Millions of lives depend on our ability to untangle pornography from erotica, violence from sexuality."
Gloria Steinem, 2005
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"The quantity of and access to pornography has grown exponentially since the 1980's alongside the growth of the video cassette/DVD and then the Internet industries, while the content has become increasingly violent, degrading, and harmful to participants and viewers. Moreover, sex trafficking, which is closely related to pornography, is now widely acknowledged as a significant international problem. One cannot understand the dynamics of demand without careful attention to both prostitution and pornography. Activists must confront pornography and prostitution in any effort to attack sex trafficking."
David E. Guinn, "Pornography: Driving the Demand in International Sex Trafficking"
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS, CHILDREN, RECOVERING PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTS, AND THOSE WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO PORNOGRAPHIC, SEXUALLY EXPLICIT , CRUEL, VIOLENT, AND DEGRADING CONTENT:
This website is NOT intended for children and it is NOT a safe space for recovering pornography addicts who don't wish to be triggered by sexually explicit content. It is also NOT intended for those who wish to learn about the harms of pornography but are not okay with being exposed to any graphic materials. To be clear, this website includes a great deal of very graphic material that is used to educate people about the harms of pornography, by describing and showing exactly what pornography IS, CONTAINS, AND TEACHES. This has proven to be necessary in order to counter the denial of those who insist that pornography is just "people having sex" and that it's harmless. So, if you are under the age of 18, or if you are recovering from pornography addiction and don't wish to be exposed to any sexually explicit material which will possibly trigger you, or if you are just exceptionally sensitive to such material, then it is strongly recommended that you do not continue at this website but instead scroll down this page to the recommended websites section and find another website that would be better for you. Thanks and best wishes to you for finding the educational website about the harms of pornography that is best for you!
FOR PRO-PORNOGRAPHY AND PORNOGRAPHY-NEUTRAL PEOPLE, AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED:
If you are neutral on the subject of pornography or if you are pro-pornography, and you are wondering why someone would be against pornography, please read a) the above quote and the article it's from, b) our FAQ, and c) the following: (Note: our definition of pornography is lower down.)
WHY WE ARE AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY:
We are against pornography because it degrades love, sex, women, and all humanity, including boys and men. Pornography also frequently glorifies and promotes sadism, masochism, rape, incest, pedophilia, and abuse of and violence against women in general. Additionally it harms relationships, marriages, families, children, the economy, and creates demand for illegal and underaged prostitution and international sex trafficking and sexual slavery.
Please note that AntiPornography.org is against the harms of pornography, prostitution, sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking, but is not against personal private nudity, gay or bisexual people, pornography performers, non-compulsive, non-porn-facilitated masturbation, non-public sex between consenting mature adults, age-appropriate sex education, or private access to respectful, non-objectifying and completely non-degrading and non-exploitative erotica by single mature adults, or by individuals involved in relationships who have the full knowledge and consent of their partners in regards to what they are viewing. (See definitions below for "pornography" and "erotica," and please note that "erotica" is not the same as most "soft-core" porn, which is very objectifying. An example of what we mean by "erotica" might be a couple viewing a mainstream film together with some erotic content during a scene where two equal partners are being sexual or erotic to some degree, such as when they are kissing, etc.)
REGARDING VIOLENCE: Please note that AntiPornography.org is also against violence of all types, except for self-defense. So please don't bother to send a message saying "Why don't you worry about violence instead, it's so much worse than pornography!" First of all, as you can see from the above quote and the article and documentary that it's from, pornography itself contributes to violence, especially sexual violence. Secondly, AntiPornography.org is against both pornography AND violence, but most especially is against the combination of the two, which is unfortunately exactly what much of, (if not most of), current mainstream pornography is unfortunately all about. If you're not yet convinced about that fact, please see the rest of this website, especially the documentary "The Price of Pleasure." Thank you to those of you who are willing to take a look at the content of this website with a fair and open mind.
For the time being and for the purpose of this website and associated websites, pornography and erotica are defined as follows:
PORNOGRAPHY: Material that combines sex and/or the exposure of genitals with abuse or degradation in a manner that appears to endorse, condone, or encourage such behavior.
EROTICA: Sexually suggestive or arousing material that is free of sexism, racism, and homophobia, and respectful of all human beings and animals portrayed. (Note: AntiPornography.org is not in favor of open public displays of this or underage access to it.)
So because by definition pornography, (as it is used here), has to include abuse or degradation, if you are against abuse and degradation in regards to sexuality, then you are against pornography. So assuming that you are, welcome to the team!
Please note that the above definition of pornography also matches the vast majority of what the pornography industry itself chooses to identify as its "product." Please see the sales and rentals charts at AVN.com for examples.
Please see FAQ for more details on all of the above section or if you have any questions or concerns about anything to do with this website or what you read or watch on it.
"What we need is a mind-set shift, one that moves us from viewing porn as hip and fun and sexy to one that recognizes pornography as harmful, pathetic, and decidedly unsexy. Once pornography becomes discredited and derided by both men and women, consumption will become less brazen, and will eventually decline."
Pamela Paul, "Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Families and Our Relationships"
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This outstanding website comprehensively addresses the harms of pornography in regards to all of the following categories: addiction, brain science, children, cybersex, family, Internet, Internet safety, marriage, men, psychological, prostitution, relationships, research, self image, sex trafficking, sexting, sexual violence, societal, STDs, teens, and women.
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At AntiPornography.orgwe are working to prevent and combat the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, as well as all other forms of sexual exploitation, through public education and advocacy. We are:
Pro-Education, Pro Safe, Healthy, Respectful, Equality-Based Sexuality
Pro-reasonable regulation of the pornography industry for the health and safety of the performers.
*Please see FAQ for more information on all of the above. Thank you!
RESOURCES, FRIENDS, SUPPORTERS AND ALLIES:
NOTE: All those marked with * are friends, subscribers, or followers of AntiPornography.org at our social networking projects at Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter or Pinterest, or have demonstrated support for our work otherwise, such as providing content for this website or linking to us or to one of our blogs and/or social networking projects. Also please note that the below list is a work in progress and that it is not complete. Please share any errors, omissions or suggestions here. Thank you!
WOMEN AND GIRLS FOCUSED RESOURCES:
(For family, children, men and addiction focused resources, please scroll down.)
ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS GROUPS AND WEBSITES:
AntiPornography.org supports the CP80 Internet Pornography Solution that provides an option for Internet users to protect children and others from unwanted exposure to pornography. (For those who choose it only.) Please click on the button below to find out more information or to learn how you can support CP80 also.
PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION AND COMPULSION HELP AND SUPPORT:
Saavi Accountability -- The only online accountability program that works with all online addictions. It is also the only program that sends notifications instantly via text message to an accountability partner so that they can be supportive when an individual needs it the most at the point of weakness, while they are accessing the online content. The software was created by a young man (26) who overcame his addiction and is trying to help others.
ADDICTION MESSAGE BOARDS & DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR HELP & SUPPORT:
(Note: The No Porn Northampton FAQ is in the bottom half of their sidebar. In addition to the usual questions about pornography it addresses questions and concerns about activism against sexually oriented businesses such as "adult bookstores.")
"DEMAND" - A Documentary by Shared Hope International
This excellent documentary by the anti-sex trafficking organization Shared Hope International is about demand factors for sex trafficking, one of the most significant of which is pornography. It also addresses how all forms of commercial sexual exploitation such as pornography, stripping and prostitution are connected to all other forms such as sex trafficking and sex slavery. Please visit EndDemand.org to learn more about how demand for sex trafficking is created by those individuals (mostly men) who purchase women and children for sex.
"Pornography is a marketing device for sex trafficking: It normalizes degradation and violence as acceptable and even inevitable parts of sex, and uses the bodies of real women and children as objects. The difference between pornography and erotica is clear in the roots of the words themselves -- porne means females slaves, eros means love -- so pornography, like rape, is about violence and domination, not sex. Millions of lives depend on our ability to separate pornography from erotica, and to disentangle violence from sexuality."
Gloria Steinem, 2006
For information about Gloria Steinem's important work of fighting against the harms of pornography, sex trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, including videos and an audio interview, please see our page on Gloria Steinem. Click here.
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