Take the Challenge: No Porn November

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October 30, 2017, Orlando, FL

Pornography. While often seen as harmless, it is a multi-billion dollar industry that feeds on oppression and fuels human trafficking.

That’s right, porn fuels human trafficking! It teaching users to treat people as objects to be used for their personal desires. Think about it for a second. When was the last time you looked at porn and thought about the dreams and aspirations of the person on the screen? Did thoughts like “What led her to choose this lifestyle?” or “I wonder what her family is like” ever cross your mind? The pornography industry does not want us to think about it that way. It’s bad for business.

Once we start to view people as more than just bodies, we have a much harder time using them for our own gratification. For example, imagine your sister, wife, or child comes to you and shares their desire to become a porn star. How would you feel? Angry? Concerned? Horrified? Most of us would not want that life for our loved ones. Why? Because we love them and don’t want them to be treated like a piece of meat. We know they are more than a body. However, when it comes to someone else’s sister, wife, or child, we often have no problem treating them as the object of our fantasies.

As pornography teaches users that people are objects, more and more men and women choose to pay human traffickers who force their victims to make fantasies come true. Sex buyers want to live out scenes they have seen online. Images and videos are no longer enough and often these fantasies are very violent and humiliating.

Now imagine another scene. A world where everyone treats others with dignity and respect. Picture a world where no one is willing to pay for sex because it degrades another human being.

We believe the path to this reality is by helping men and women break pornography’s grip on them. This November, we challenge you to take the first step by taking the entire month away from pornography of any kind.

Throughout the month, we will post encouraging articles and videos to help you. If you’re thinking, “I’m not addicted!” then we are excited that this is not a struggle for you; however, even moderate pornography viewing can be addictive and you may be surprised to find it is a struggle.

For others reading this, you are too aware of the irresistible urge to watch porn. The challenge to go without viewing it for a month will be difficult. Addictions are very hard to break. Whatever fear, anger, sadness, or loneliness you have used pornography to medicate will still be there. Your biggest challenge will be to begin facing those feelings in a healthy way. You are not alone.

Pornography ruins relationships, harms your brain, and adds fuel to the fire of human trafficking. Join us for #nopornovember. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get our updates!

Here are some great resources to help support you in your No Porn November Challenge:

Fight the New Drug

Fortify

People Not Porn

Covenant Eyes

Truth About Porn

Your Brain on Porn

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

 

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