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Professor: Profit Motives Behind Sexualization of 'Tween Girls (News)

Posted on August 2, 2011, in Children, News, Psychological, Self-Image, Societal, Teens, Women

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Author Gigi Durham explores the sexualization of tween girls in her new book “The Lolita Effect.”  This article outlines some of her arguments as well as the need for more discussion on the media’s effects on young girls’ body images.  The article includes 5 myths about sexuality that the media perpetuates covering issues such as […]

Pornography impacts children – campaign aims to raise parents awareness


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Morality in Media on Monday kicked off the second week of the organization’s campaign, called Be Aware: Porn Harms, to educate people on the dangers of pornography. This week’s topic: the impact of pornography on children. By: Jeff Schapiro Christian Post Australia Find article here. “Many children are getting addicted to pornography because U.S. pornographers […]

Harm to Children from Online Exposure to Hardcore Adult Pornography (Research)


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In Paris Adult Theater I v. Slaton, 413 U.S. 49, 57 (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court held that there are “legitimate [governmental] interests at stake in stemming the tide of commercialized obscenity, even assuming it is feasible to enforce effective safeguards against exposure to juveniles.” [Italics added] In other words, even if we were to […]

Teens turn to porn for sex education (News)


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GEELONG teenagers are turning to hardcore internet pornography for their sexual education and risking life-long physical and emotional damage as a result, an expert has warned. Barwon Adolescent Taskforce regional youth affairs director Leigh Bartlett said young people were relying on internet pornography, which often showed degrading sexual acts and typically depicted condom-free intercourse, to […]

Porn Stars Are Abused and are Human Trafficking Victims (Opinion)


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Dawn Worswick, a survivor of trafficking herself, lays out the truth behind the porn industry. She shares cold-hard facts about the porn industry, the performers, the work conditions. She shares insight from performers themselves, many of whom are forced or pressured into the industry against their will with no way to get out. She also […]

Anorexic Women Targeted by 'Super-Skinny' Porn Websites (News)

Posted on April 10, 2011, in News, Self-Image, Societal

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As the use of pro-anorexia websites increases, some vulnerable women are finding themselves the targets of grooming by the porn industry. Nicola Hobbs reports ‘As you know, beauty has one name: being thin. Our models are underweight, skinny, thin, bony – just like you. We want you. Regardless of the costs, we want you to […]

Chapter Warns About Pornography Addiction (News)

Posted on April 7, 2011, in Addiction, Children, News, Self-Image, Societal, Teens

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For the First time ever, Utah State Universities chapter of Fight the New Drug was formed and they are making plans to improve the knowledge of students about the lasting effect that pornography has on students. The students have conducted studies that have found that the same chemicals that cause addiction to drugs are present […]

True Love Revolution Hosts Porn Discussion (News)

Posted on March 30, 2011, in Addiction, Brain Science, Men, News, Self-Image

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Neurosurgeon Donald Hilton, an associate professor at the University of Texas, told a packed audience last night that pornography consumption has negative effects on masculinity, social interaction and demographics at a talk organized by True Love Revolution, a student advocacy group that promotes premarital abstinence. “It’s impossible to talk about masculinity today without talking about […]

Effects of visual and verbal sexual television content and perceived realism on attitudes and beliefs (Research)


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There have been numerous studies in the past which have examined the effects of sexual television content on viewers, the findings of which have not always appeared to be consistent. Based on findings of past researchers, the author formulated and tested three hypotheses concerning  the effects of sexual television, in particular making a distinction between […]

Porn & Pop Culture: A Deadly Combination (Opinion)

Posted on March 3, 2011, in Children, Men, Opinion, Self-Image, Societal, Teens, Women

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Lindsay and Lexie Kite, doctoral students and “Beauty Redefined” co-creators, explore the ways the business of pornography – one of the most lucrative in the world – has infiltrated its way into popular culture in the last decade. The porn industry has seductively packaged itself as “fun and edgy,” while stripping away the dirt factor. […]