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DEFINITIONS: (from Random House Dictionary)
 
Sadism:
 
- noun
 
1. Psychiatry . sexual gratification gained through causing pain or degradation to others. 
2. any enjoyment in being cruel.
3. extreme cruelty.
 
Masochism:
 
– noun
 
1. Psychiatry . the condition in which sexual gratification depends on suffering, physical pain, and humiliation.
2. gratification gained from pain, deprivation, degradation, etc., inflicted or imposed on oneself, either as a result of one's own actions or the actions of others, especially the tendency to seek this form of gratification.
3. the act of turning one's destructive tendencies inward or upon oneself.
4. the tendency to find pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness,etc.
 
Sadomasochism:
 
–noun
 
1. interaction, especially sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain.
2. gratification, especially sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain; sadism and masochism combined. Abbreviation:  S-M, S and M
 
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BDSM DEFINITION: (Taken from what those who practice it have shared in various places.)
 
B = Bondage
 
D = Domination, Dominance, Discipline 
 
S = Sadism, Sadist, Submission, Submissive, Slave
 
M = Masochism, Master
 
 
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POSITION STATEMENT ON SADOMASOCHISM: BY ANTIPORNOGRAPHY.ORG, SAY NO TO SADOMASOCHISM YOUTUBE CHANNEL, AND SAY NO TO SADOMASOCHISM/@NOSADOMASOCHISM TWITTER ACCOUNT:
 
We are not advocating interfering with, prohibiting, banning, or legislating against private and consensual adult sexual behavior, activities or acts. We are not in favor of attacking, persecuting or discriminating against any individuals who practice BDSM.  We are not forcing our position, statements or collected information on anyone.
 
If some people don't like or agree with our position or statements they are free to ignore us and the content we share here and elsewhere, and of course to do as they wish in their personal lives, including their sex lives. We have no control over anyone's personal lives and have no interest in or desire to have any such control. We are merely exercising our right to free speech to provide educational information and to advocate for a less violent, less cruel, and a more compassionate and loving society for everyone, as is our right to do so. (Just as it is everyone's right to engage in whatever sexual practices that they want to, as long as they are not breaking any laws.)
 
We are in favor of safe, healthy, equality-based sex, love and relationships, free of oppression, domination, cruelty, humiliation, degradation and abuse, whether these are actual or part of "sex play", and no matter the gender of the dominant/abuser or the submissive/abused person. We have a right to our position and beliefs, just as pro-BDSM people have a right to theirs. Our purpose is to offer educational information to those who are interested in order to help them learn about the harms of sadomasochism, so that they can better understand those harms and make informed choices. We base our position on decades of research about the harms of sadomasochism by feminists and others, and the experiences shared by former sadomasochists and others, and the obvious physical and social harms of BDSM.
 
NOTE: We do not base our position on how BDSM is portrayed in "Fifty Shades of Grey", and we do not judge BDSM participants by the actions of the characters in that book. However we do speak out against the harmfulness of "Fifty Shades." See our page on that issue here.
 
To learn more about why we take the position we do, please read the content below on this page and all of the references that we link to on this page, as well as the resources that we share at our Say NO to Sadomasochism YouTube channel and Twitter account. Most questions and concerns regarding our position and that of other people who are against the harms of sadomasochism will be addressed by doing so. Thanks, and peace, love, joy, health and harmony to all! :-) 
 
P.S. We should mention that we have been unfairly targeted, attacked and insulted by pro-BDSM people many times. They are often very intolerant of our views and others who do not agree with them. See numerous hostile, attacking, and insulting tweets directed towards our @NOSadomsochism Twitter account, or comments on our SNTS YouTube videos for examples. Note: We acknowledge that those who have attacked us do not necessarily represent everyone in the BDSM community.
 
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"The defense that sadomasochism is consensual behavior does not make it feminist. Women have been reared to be submissive, to anticipate and even want domination by men. But wanting or consenting to domination and humiliation does not make it nonoppressive. It merely demonstrates how deep and profound the oppression is. Many young Brahmin women in the nineteenth century “voluntarily” jumped into the funeral pyres of their dead husbands. What feminist would argue that these women were not oppressed? It is not unusual for patients to consent to sexual relationships with their psychotherapists, or employees with their employers, or students with their teachers. But such consent does not mean that power has not been abused.

The problem with focusing on consent becomes even more apparent when we evaluate solitary self-destructive behavior, such as people stubbing cigarettes out on themselves, cutting themselves up, strangling themselves into unconsciousness, beating or whipping themselves or pulling out large chunks of their hair. Few would regard these as healthy behaviors. Why then does it become acceptable when one or more persons undertake these acts?"
 
–  Diana E. H. Russell, Ph.D., Founding Board Member AntiPornography.org
 
From Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis, an anthology edited by Russell, Linden, Pagano, and Star
 

Sadomasochism is not always consensual. Blackmail and threats are sometimes involved:

"Marcus whipped Jodi and carved "slave" on her stomach. She engaged in handcuffing, branding, whipping, and choking. Marcus posted photographs on his website. In 1999 she had "a moment of clarity," and from then on her relationship was nonconsensual. Marcus told her he would show her pictures to family and the news if she left him. She also overheard Marcus threaten to harm the family of another BDSM partner."

From Bondage and Discipline Make the Supreme Court

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TEN LIES ABOUT SADOMASOCHISM - by Melissa Farley

(Written about lesbian sadomasochism, but most points are applicable to heterosexual and gay male relationships as well)

1. Pain is pleasure; humiliation is enjoyable; bondage is liberation.

2. Sadomasochism is love and trust, not domination and annihilation.

3. Sadomasochism is not racist and anti Semitic even though (sadomasochists) act like slave owners and enslaved Africans, Nazis and persecuted Jews.

4. Sadomasochism is consensual; no one gets hurt if they don't want to get hurt. No one has died from sadomasochistic scenes.

5. Sadomasochism is only about sex. It doesn't extend into the rest of the relationship.

6. Sadomasochistic pornography has no relationship to the sadomasochistic society we live in. If it feels good, go with it. We create our own sexuality.

7. Lesbians into sadomasochism are feminists, devoted to women, and a women-only lesbian community. Lesbian pornography is by women, for women.

8. Since lesbians are superior to men, (they) can play with sadomasochism in a liberating way that heterosexuals can not.

9. Reenacting abuse heals abuse. Sadomasochism heals emotional wounds from childhood sexual assault.

10. Sadomasochism is political dissent. It is progressive and even transgressive in that it breaks the rules of the dominant sexual ideology.

Read full article

Melissa Farley's site:

ProstitutionResearch.com

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How Orgasm Politics Has Hijacked the Women's Movement (Brief excerpt)

- Sheila Jeffreys

Ever since the '60s, sexologists, sexual liberals, and sex-industry entrepreneurs have sought to discuss sex as if it were entirely separate from sexual violence and had no connection with the oppression of women. Feminist theorists and anti-violence activists, meanwhile, have learned to look at sex politically. We have seen that male ownership of women's bodies, sexually and reproductively, provides the very foundation of male supremacy, and that oppression in and through sexuality differentiates the oppression of women from that of other groups.

If we are to have any chance of liberating women from the fear and reality of sexual abuse, feminist discussion of sexuality must integrate all that we can understand about sexual violence into the way we think about sex. But these days feminist conferences have separate workshops, in different parts of the building, on how to increase sexual "pleasure" and on how to survive sexual violence -- as if these phenomena could be put into separate boxes. Women calling themselves feminists now argue that prostitution can be good for women, to express their "sexuality" and make empowering life choices. Others promote the practices and products of the sex industry to women to make a profit, in the form of lesbian striptease and the paraphernalia of sadomasochism. There are now whole areas of the women's, lesbian, and gay communities where any critical analysis of sexual practice is treated as sacrilege, stigmatized as "political correctness." Freedom is represented as the achievement of bigger and better orgasms by any means possible, including slave auctions, use of prostituted women and men, and forms of permanent physical damage such as branding. Traditional forms of male-supremacist sexuality based on dominance and submission and the exploitation and objectification of a slave class of women are being celebrated for their arousing and "transgressive" possibilities.

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Because women's sexuality develops in [a] context of sexual terrorism, we can eroticize our fear, our terrified bonding. All sexual arousal and release is not necessarily positive. Women can experience orgasms while being sexually abused in childhood, in rape, or in prostitution. Our language has only words like pleasure and enjoyment to describe sexual feelings, no words to describe those feelings that are sexual but that we do not like, feelings that come from experience, dreams, or fantasies about degradation or rape and cause distress despite arousal.

The "sex" promoted by women's and even feminist magazines, as if it were quite separate from women's real-life subordinate status and experience of sexual violence, offers no hope of deconstructing and reconstructing either men's sexuality or women's. Sadomasochism and "fantasy" scenarios, for instance, in which women attempt to "lose" themselves, are often utilized by women who have been sexually abused. The orgasmic excitement experienced in these scenarios simply cannot be felt in these women's bodies if and when they remain grounded and conscious of who they actually are. The orgasm of inequality -- far from encouraging women to seek to create a sexuality commensurate with the freedom feminists envision -- merely rewards women with "pleasure" for dissociating.

So many women, including feminists, lowered their eyes from the vision of how to make women free and decided to get stuck into having more-powerful orgasms in any way that worked. The pursuit of the orgasm of oppression serves as a new "opium of the masses." It diverts our energies from the struggles that are needed now against sexual violence and the global sex industry. Questioning how those orgasms feel, what they mean politically, whether they are achieved through the prostitution of women in pornography, is not easy, but it is also not impossible. A sexuality of equality suited to our pursuit of freedom has still to be forged and fought for if we are to release women from sexual subjection.

The ability of women to eroticize their own subordination and take "pleasure" from the degradation of themselves and other women to object status poses a serious obstacle. So long as women have a stake in the sexual system as it is -- so long as they get their kicks that way -- why will they want change?

I suggest that it is not possible to imagine a world in which women are free at the same time as protecting a sexuality based precisely upon their lack of freedom. Our sexual passions must match the passions of our political imagination for an end to a world based on all abusive hierarchies, including race and class. Only a sexuality of equality, and our ability to imagine and work for such a sexuality, makes the freedom of women thinkable.

To read the full article: 1) Click here 2) Scroll down the page to the Sadomasochism section 3) Click on the title of the article.

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Sex and Feminism: Who Is Being Silenced? (Excerpt)

- Adrienne Sere 

Laura Flanders, a leftist-feminist journalist and founder of the Women's Desk at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, provided a recent example in the May issue of the Progressive. In "Living on the Wrong Side of Sex," Flanders profiles Amber Hollibaugh, a "pro-sex" writer and activist who, like celebrated writers Dorothy Allison and Joan Nestle, argues that people shouldn't have to suppress their enjoyment of a "politically incorrect" sexuality to fit a feminist politics. That's a valid message that should be heard. Like so many other "pro-sex" writers, Hollibaugh also argues incessantly that the feminist movement is sexless, prudish, "the last rock of conservatism"; that egalitarian sexuality, referred to as "vanilla sex," isn't really sex at all; and that sadomasochism is a working class sexuality. Such are arguments that should be openly discussed, as part of a fair dialogue, when they are made in progressive political forums.

The problem is, these arguments are put forth in an ongoing monologue that not only suppresses dissent, but contemptuously dismisses those who would object. What is called "pro-sex" -- sadomasochism and butch/femme role-playing -- is put forth not just as a personal preference that one should be able to choose without shame, but as cutting-edge politics itself. In the Progressive, such a depiction of "pro-sex" is featured, in all seriousness, alongside coverage of worker's rights, militarism, U.S. imperialism, and deteriorating inner city schools.

Capitalizing on the aura of taboo, "pro-sex" advocates tend to characterize their sexuality as the most marginalized, and its participants as oppressed in a way that is on par with racism, sexism, and classism. This notion has been widely accepted in popular alternative media, even though the explicit themes of "pro-sex" are ritualistically hierarchical and often fascist -- slave owner and slave, nazi and prisoner, etc. Advocates also tend to depict themselves as silenced and censored, in spite of their access to the popular alternative publishing world, from Salon to local weeklies, to Bust and Sojourner.

To read the full article click here.

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OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

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ARTICLES, BLOG POSTS AND PODCASTS:

 
- Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current
 
 
- Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current
 
 
- Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current
 
 
- Melissa Farley
 
 
- Dawn Hawkins
 
 
- Dawn Hawkins and Erika Lust
 
- Claudia Card
 
 
- Susan Leigh Star
 
- Anti-Porn Feminists, The Blog of Anti-Porn London
 
 
- Your Disillusionment
 
So Much for That (Discussion on the above blog post, with pro- and anti-sadomasochism commenters)
 
- Anti-Porn Feminists, The Blog of Anti-Porn London
 
 
- Janice Raymond
 
 
- Charlotte Croson
 
 
 
- Yim Seung-hye
 
NOTE: For many more articles about the harms of sadomasochism, please check out and follow our @NOSadomasochism Twitter feed. Thanks!

 

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis 

- Editors Diana E. H. Russell, PhD, Robin Ruth Linden, Darlene R. Pagano, Susan Leigh Star.

Unleashing Feminism: Critiquing Lesbian Sadomasochism in the Gay Nineties/a Collection of Radical Feminist Writings 

Irene Reti (Author, Editor), Kathy Miriam (Author), Anna Livia (Author), Pat Parker (Author), D.A. Clarke (Author), Jamie Lee Evans (Author), Sharon Lim-Hing (Author)

 

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Sadomasochistic sex "props" used to film BDSM torture pornography at the San Francisco Armory for Kink.com. Photo attribution: davitydave

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*Anti-Porn Feminists (Anti-Porn London)   Playboy: Talkin' Trash  *Girls Against Porn  

Pink Cross Foundation  Bin the Bunny    *The Rise of Eros    Stop Patriarchy

*JoinPornBusters YouTube Channel    The Price of Pleasure Documentary Film Website  

*Make Love Not Porn (Not technically anti-porn but shows differences of porn vs. real life.)

Somebody's Daughter   *Fight the New Drug  *pornTRUTH

*Feminist Against Porn Alliance

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'ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ACTIVIST INDIVIDUALS, AUTHORS AND FILMMAKERS:  
 
 
 
 

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ANTI-PROSTITUTION/TRAFFICKING/SEXUAL EXPLOITATION/ABUSE SITES, ETC:
 
 
The above channels are AntiPornography.org pjts with MANY videos & helpful resources! 
 
 
 

Polaris Project     Breaking Free     SAGE (Standing Against Global Exploitation)  

The Lola Green Baldwin Foundation    Stop Demand Foundation  Genderberg

*SCASE (Scottish Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation)    Our Voices Matter   

*CAASE  (Chicago Coalition against Sexual Exploitation)  StopTraffickingDemand.com

*BSCC (Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition)  Beauty from Ashes   *Not for Sale Campaign 

New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition   Coalition for Action on Sexism and True Equality

*Is There Something I Can Do?  *StAT (Stand Against Trafficking)  *Stop Slavery Here

*Artists United for Social Justice  Freedom & Justice Center (For Prostitution Resources)

Donna M. Hughes, PhD  (Dignity List)   Chicago Coalition for the Homeless  

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

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FEMINIST, WOMEN & GIRLS ADVOCATE ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS, ETC:

*Equality Now    *The F-Word    *Off Our Backs     *Women for Women International

Object (UK)     *Global Fund for Women  *London Feminist Network  *Feminist.com

*The National Organization for Women (NOW)    Feminist Majority Foundation  (FMF)

*Feminist Campus   Ms. Magazine  *Safe World 4 Women   *Women's Law Society

*WomensLaw.org   *U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues  

*SIGI.org  *GlobalSister.org  FeministGifts.com  *The Date Safe Project  *VAWNet  

*No Statute of Limitations   *RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) 

*The National Domestic Violence Hotline  *Guard Yourself Now  *UK Feminista

Chicago Foundation for Women    *The Women's Media Center  The F-Files

*Free Girl Foundation  *Girls Fight Back   *The Girl Effect   *Girls for Gender Equity   

*Girl Fest Hawaii    *Girl Fest Bay Area   *Rain & Thunder  *Women's Space

 
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MEN AGAINST SEXISM, VIOLENCE, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION  & ABUSE, ETC.

NOMAS (National Organization of Men Against Sexism )  *NOMAS Boston  

*Men Can Stop Rape   *My Strength Campaign   *Men Stopping Violence  

*MASV (Men Against Sexual Violence)   *The White Ribbon Campaign (CA)  

*Allies Against Rape Culture   *Men Against Rape and Sexism   

*Feminist Fred    Stan Goff     *Byron Hurt     The Anti Porn Men Project

Jackson Katz   10 Things Men Can Do to Prevent Gender Violence  

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MEDIA, FREE SPEECH, & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS & SITES:  

*Media Watch  *Media Education Foundation Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press

Miboda Agency

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MESSAGE BOARDS AND FORUMS FOR HELP, INFORMATION & SUPPORT:

LiveJournal Against Pornography Community     Genderberg (Feminist) 

(Note: More content will be visible at above two boards after sign-up and approval) 

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are MANY anti-porn groups and pages at Facebook.
 
Just search GROUPS and pages for "anti-porn," "antiporn," "anti-pornography" & "antipornography"
 
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FAMILY, CHILDREN, MEN & ADDICTION FOCUSED RESOURCES:   

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, AND WEBSITES: 

*Pornography Harms    *Enough Is Enough   *CP80 Internet Porn Solution

ProtectKids.com     Victims of Pornography     Citizens Against Pornography    

National Law Center  for Children and Families    *Traffic Control, the Movie  

*Porn Nation    Morality in Media     Maryland Coalition Against Pornography   

*Teens Against Porn     Utah Coalition Against Pornography    BraveHearts

Report Online Child Pornography/Exploitation at CyberTipLine.com or 1-800-843-5678

*Darkness 2 Light    *XXX Church    Department of Justice  ThePornTalk.com  

Social Costs of PornographyConference Videos   Papers   Report of Findings

*Safe Eyes (InternetSafety.com)  *Convenant Eyes   Internet Filter Review   

*Women for Decency     AntiChildPorn.org    *Fathers Against Pornography

Vice Report - News on impact of pornography & sex addiction, new technology, legal issues for employers, etc.

Say No to Pornography Pakistan - Let's Wage a War Against Pornography Blogspot

Canadians Addressing Sexual Exploitation  (C.A.S.E.) (Canada)

CANADA - List of other anti-pornography and related Canadian organizations

(Scroll down on above link to get to the list of organizations)

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ACTIVIST INDIVIDUALS, AUTHORS, AND THERAPISTS:  

*Pat Trueman  (Founder of Pornography Harms) Pamela Paul  (Author of "Pornified")

Dr. Jill C. Manning (Author:"What's the Big Deal about Pornography? A Guide for the Internet Generation")

Dr. Judith Reisman   *Dr. Robi Sonderegger

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ANTI-PROSTITUTION/TRAFFICKING/SEXUAL EXPLOITATION/ABUSE SITES, ETC:  

*Shared Hope International   EndDemand.org    *The Defenders USA    Free the Slaves

*IJM Institute (International Justice Mission)   *Global Centurion   *Live2free

*ECPAT - USA (End Child Prostitution & Trafficking)  *Beyond Borders (ECPATCanada)

*T-Stop (Texas Sex Trafficking Obliteration Project)   *Love146 NYC Task Force

*End Slavery NT (End Slavery in Tennessee and Beyond)   *Chab Dai Coalition

*Justice and Care (South Asia)  *Rock Against Slavery   End Demand

Overexposed, the Movie   Call and Response, the Movie    *Nowhere2Hide

CASEY (Community Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth. Canada)   

 
 

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OTHER RELATED ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, WEBSITES & CAUSES:

*Parents Television Council   *Web Wise Kids   *InternetSafety.com

*ClearInternational   *Cyber Safety Book  (Ken Knapton)   *Optenet PC

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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.

Help protect children from Internet pornography by supporting the CP80 Internet Channel Initiative

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PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION AND COMPULSION HELP AND SUPPORT:  

*PornAddictionHelp YouTube Channel - AntiPornography.org project with MANY videos & resources!

*Inner Gold    *Fight the New Drug   *Through the Flame   *Compulsions Solutions   The Mindful Habit

*Porn Game Over    MeadowCrest   Your Brain on Porn    HealthySex.com (Wendy Maltz)   Reboot Nation

Sexual Recovery Institute    *Just Be Well    *No-Porn.com  No-Porn.com Message Board

*Impulse Treatment Center (Sex Addict Treatment - Don L. Matthews)   *Covenant Eyes   *Stepping Inward

*Mindful Recovery   My Porn Addiction Story - Porn Addiction Help from a Former Addict

Porn Addicts Anonymous  Porn & Relationships Q&A (By "Porn Trap's'" Wendy Maltz) 

Porn Addict Hubby  (Relationship Rescue for Wives & Girlfriends of Internet Porn Addicts)

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center    The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

Don't Reward Bad Behaviour - Guidance for Partners of Porn Addicts  Desert Solace

Petra Bueskens of PPMD Therapy (Australia)   PPMD Therapy Facebook   Guilty Pleasure

QuitPorn Group Text Hotline - "To become a member and join our group text community, start by texting QUITPORN to 23559"  Twitter: @QuitPornHotline  YouTube: QuitPornTextHotline

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LOOKING FOR A SEX OR PORN ADDICTION THERAPIST OR COUNSELOR? 

Check out this very helpful directory of over 1,000 entries in the United States!

http://www.abattleplan.com/counselors-therapists-sex-addiction-directory/

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ACCOUNTABILITY SOFTWARE:

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.  

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ADDICTION MESSAGE BOARDS & DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR HELP & SUPPORT:

Relationships Damaged By Pornography (iVillage.com)  *No-Porn.com Message Board

Porn Addict Hubby Discussion Board  (For Wives & Girlfriends of Internet Porn Addicts)

NOTE: There are MANY anti-porn and porn addiciton discussion groups and pages at Facebook.

Just search GROUPS and PAGES for "porn addiction", "pornography addiction", "sex addiction", "anti-porn," "antiporn," "anti-pornography" & "antipornography"

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For more than 50 personal stories documenting the harms of compulsive and/or excessive pornography use and/or pornography addiction please see our "Porn Harm Stories" page.  Thank you.

 

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NEED HELP WITH PORN ADDICTION?

CHECK OUT THE MINDFUL HABIT!

Revolutionary program to end porn & sex addiction

 

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OTHER HELPFUL FAQs & Q&As: (By other anti-pornography organizations, etc) 

*Stop Porn Culture FAQ   Porn & Relationships Q&A (By "Porn Trap's'" Wendy Maltz) 

One Angry Girl Anti-Porn Resource Center FAQ  ("One Angry Girl Answers the FAQs")

*Gail Dines Q&A  *Against Pornography FAQ   *Shelley Lubben Q&A (Ex-Porn Star)

Prostitution FAQ at Genderberg   Fight the New Drug FAQ    *No Porn Northampton FAQ

(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.")

AntiPornography.org's "Frequently Asked Questions & Responses to Pro-Pornography Arguments"

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Shared Hope International specifically focuses on fighting the demand for commercial sexual exploitaiton, including addressing pornography as a very significant demand factor for sex trafficking. 

Please see their excellent report on this issue:

Pornography: Creating Demand for International Sex Trafficking

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"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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For more information on how pornography fuels prostitution and sex trafficking, please see our page on Pornography and Trafficking.  Click here.  Thank you!

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