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Blue skies and blue water at Matemwe Beach in Zanzibar. Photo by @tanveerbadal. #zanzibar #matemwe

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"Hey, What Does Your Shirt Mean?"
Recently our Fighters have been seriously repping the movement by wearing our “Porn Kills Love” t-shirts wherever they go, all over the world!
One thing that we keep hearing is how these shirts are quite the conversation starter. Some people are positive, some negative, and some just genuinely want to know more.
We’re glad these shirts are starting conversations about porn and getting this message out into the open. We created these tees with the purpose of grabbing attention and encouraging people talk.
However, we realize some of our Fighters might be having trouble putting into words exactly what this movement means and just how harmful porn is.
Today, we want to give our Fighters some easy-to-remember bullet point answers that they can whip out whenever approached about Porn Kills Love and what they are Fighting against. 
Because let’s be honest, the last thing you want is to kill curiosity by mumbling, “Uh, ya know, like, um, drugs…”
*crickets*
So enjoy this reference sheet to help you spread the word and keep this movement going forward!
1. Question: “How does porn kill love?” 
Answer: When a partner views pornography, it hurts their romantic relationship.
Studies on regular porn users show that the more frequently the person views porn, the less satisfied they become with a real-life partner. The basic needs of a human being become too much to deal with in comparison to an easy access computer that says, “I need nothing but to please you.” It undermines the give-and-take system of a real relationship because porn is a take-as-much-as-you-want “relationship”. Over time, the porn viewer uses porn to replace the real relationship because it gives selfish pleasure and takes less effort.
Answer: Porn changes the way that men view women.  
Studies have shown that as a male user looks at porn, the more he begins to lose the idea of a woman as an equal partner. In fact, research shows that there is a direct correlation between the length of time that a consumer views pornography and the strength of the idea that women should be submissive to men. If that isn’t enough, research has shown that even a single viewing of porn can result in the viewer being increasingly critical of their partner physically, sexually, and emotionally.
Answer: Porn affects the way women view themselves.
Imagine a proposal scene: The guy gets down on one knee and the girl begins crying tears of joy. He says, “Jennifer, will you marry me? I want to be with you for the rest of my life…Oh, and my computer as well because you’re not quite enough for me to be sexually satisfied. You don’t mind if I spend some time looking at other women’s bodies, do you?”
Hmm. Not very sexy and romantic eh? This is what it feels like for a woman to know that her partner is looking at porn. It is a constant reminder that she’s not enough. 
Answer: Porn reduces the chance of finding or wanting real love.
Often times you’ll hear claims that the reason men view porn is becausethey don’t have a romantic partner to take care of their physical needs. But research shows that the opposite is true. Regular viewing of porn damages interest in being in a committed relationship and creates a negative attitude towards love.
2. Question: “How is porn like a drug?
Answer: It addicts your brain.
Porn use causes the brain to be flooded with dopamine, a pleasure chemical that activates the reward pathway in the brain and reinforces your brain to want to return to that activity. Each time the user looks at porn, trails of these chemicals create new patterns in the reward pathways of the brain. The brain is literally being rewired. Over time the viewer adjusts to the intense amounts of dopamine being released, so he/she needs to seek out more extreme content to get the same feeling. Suddenly the porn user is viewing more hardcore versions of porn than they ever thought they would, but find it difficult to stop. 
3. If you don’t like porn, don’t watch it. It doesn’t hurt anyone; it’s a personal choice. Why are you telling people not to watch it?
Answer: Porn is a lie.
It’s easy to argue that porn doesn’t hurt anyone if the viewer believes that the people on screen are enjoying themselves. But in too many cases, that’s just not the truth. The satisfaction of the actors, like everything else in porn, is an act. Several ex-porn stars have discussed the horrific ways that they were coerced and abused into filming, and have admitted that most porn stars abuse drugs and alcohol in order to numb themselves to the harsh world of porn. 
Answer: Porn fuels sex trafficking.
It’s easy to believe that porn doesn’t hurt anyone if you believe the people being filmed are participating of their own free will and choice. There have been several reported incidents in which women were coerced and threatened into performing sexual acts which were then filmed/photographed and sold as porn. A 2004 study showed that men who had viewed porn within the last year were two times more likely to seek out a prostitute. A majority of prostitutes report that their male customers often show them porn in order to demonstrate what they want to do. 
Answer: Porn encourages violence while showing that it is pleasurable for those who receive it.
A study analyzing the fifty most popular porn videos showed that over 88% of them contained scenes of violence, and almost every time, the violence was met with expressions of pleasure rather than pain. Porn tells you that violence is normal, and even pleasurable. Porn numbs people to the seriousness of violence, including domestic abuse and rape. 
Spread The Word.
The facts are clear: Porn is not just a simple personal choice with no effects on others. It harms your brain, damages relationships, and poisons society.
The bottom line?
Porn Kills Love.
Now you’re ready to spread the word, Fighters! Now keep repping that shirt with pride!
If you don’t have one, we recommend you get one here: http://store.fightthenewdrug.org/
———————————————————————————————SOURCES: 
Bridges, A. J. (2010). Pornography’s Effect on Interpersonal Relationships. In J. Stoner and D. Hughes (Eds.) The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (pp. 89-110). Princeton, NJ: Witherspoon Institute.


Layden, M. A. (2010). Pornography and Violence: A New look at the Research. In J. Stoner and D. Hughes (Eds.) The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (pp. 57–68). Princeton, NJ: Witherspoon Institute; Paul, Pamela. (2007). Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 80.
Estellon, V., and Mouras, H. (2012). Sexual Addiction: Insights from Psychoanalysis and Functional Neuroimaging. Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology 2: 11814.


Ward, L. M. and Friedman, K. (2006). Using TV as a Guide: Associations Between Television Viewing and Adolescents’ Sexual Attitudes and 



Awesome work, FTND!

ftnd-blog:

"Hey, What Does Your Shirt Mean?"

Recently our Fighters have been seriously repping the movement by wearing our “Porn Kills Love” t-shirts wherever they go, all over the world!

One thing that we keep hearing is how these shirts are quite the conversation starter. Some people are positive, some negative, and some just genuinely want to know more.

We’re glad these shirts are starting conversations about porn and getting this message out into the open. We created these tees with the purpose of grabbing attention and encouraging people talk.

However, we realize some of our Fighters might be having trouble putting into words exactly what this movement means and just how harmful porn is.

Today, we want to give our Fighters some easy-to-remember bullet point answers that they can whip out whenever approached about Porn Kills Love and what they are Fighting against. 

Because let’s be honest, the last thing you want is to kill curiosity by mumbling, “Uh, ya know, like, um, drugs…”

*crickets*

So enjoy this reference sheet to help you spread the word and keep this movement going forward!

1. Question: “How does porn kill love?” 

Answer: When a partner views pornography, it hurts their romantic relationship.

Studies on regular porn users show that the more frequently the person views porn, the less satisfied they become with a real-life partner. The basic needs of a human being become too much to deal with in comparison to an easy access computer that says, “I need nothing but to please you.” It undermines the give-and-take system of a real relationship because porn is a take-as-much-as-you-want “relationship”. Over time, the porn viewer uses porn to replace the real relationship because it gives selfish pleasure and takes less effort.

Answer: Porn changes the way that men view women.  

Studies have shown that as a male user looks at porn, the more he begins to lose the idea of a woman as an equal partner. In fact, research shows that there is a direct correlation between the length of time that a consumer views pornography and the strength of the idea that women should be submissive to men. If that isn’t enough, research has shown that even a single viewing of porn can result in the viewer being increasingly critical of their partner physically, sexually, and emotionally.

Answer: Porn affects the way women view themselves.

Imagine a proposal scene: The guy gets down on one knee and the girl begins crying tears of joy. He says, “Jennifer, will you marry me? I want to be with you for the rest of my life…

Oh, and my computer as well because you’re not quite enough for me to be sexually satisfied. You don’t mind if I spend some time looking at other women’s bodies, do you?”

Hmm. Not very sexy and romantic eh? This is what it feels like for a woman to know that her partner is looking at porn. It is a constant reminder that she’s not enough. 

Answer: Porn reduces the chance of finding or wanting real love.

Often times you’ll hear claims that the reason men view porn is becausethey don’t have a romantic partner to take care of their physical needs. But research shows that the opposite is true. Regular viewing of porn damages interest in being in a committed relationship and creates a negative attitude towards love.

2. Question: “How is porn like a drug?

Answer: It addicts your brain.

Porn use causes the brain to be flooded with dopamine, a pleasure chemical that activates the reward pathway in the brain and reinforces your brain to want to return to that activity. Each time the user looks at porn, trails of these chemicals create new patterns in the reward pathways of the brain. The brain is literally being rewired. Over time the viewer adjusts to the intense amounts of dopamine being released, so he/she needs to seek out more extreme content to get the same feeling. Suddenly the porn user is viewing more hardcore versions of porn than they ever thought they would, but find it difficult to stop. 

3. If you don’t like porn, don’t watch it. It doesn’t hurt anyone; it’s a personal choice. Why are you telling people not to watch it?

Answer: Porn is a lie.

It’s easy to argue that porn doesn’t hurt anyone if the viewer believes that the people on screen are enjoying themselves. But in too many cases, that’s just not the truth. The satisfaction of the actors, like everything else in porn, is an act. Several ex-porn stars have discussed the horrific ways that they were coerced and abused into filming, and have admitted that most porn stars abuse drugs and alcohol in order to numb themselves to the harsh world of porn.

Answer: Porn fuels sex trafficking.

It’s easy to believe that porn doesn’t hurt anyone if you believe the people being filmed are participating of their own free will and choice. There have been several reported incidents in which women were coerced and threatened into performing sexual acts which were then filmed/photographed and sold as porn. A 2004 study showed that men who had viewed porn within the last year were two times more likely to seek out a prostitute. A majority of prostitutes report that their male customers often show them porn in order to demonstrate what they want to do.

Answer: Porn encourages violence while showing that it is pleasurable for those who receive it.

A study analyzing the fifty most popular porn videos showed that over 88% of them contained scenes of violence, and almost every time, the violence was met with expressions of pleasure rather than pain. Porn tells you that violence is normal, and even pleasurable. Porn numbs people to the seriousness of violence, including domestic abuse and rape. 

Spread The Word.

The facts are clear: Porn is not just a simple personal choice with no effects on others. It harms your brain, damages relationships, and poisons society.

The bottom line?

Porn Kills Love.

Now you’re ready to spread the word, Fighters! Now keep repping that shirt with pride!

If you don’t have one, we recommend you get one here: http://store.fightthenewdrug.org/

———————————————————————————————
SOURCES: 

Bridges, A. J. (2010). Pornography’s Effect on Interpersonal Relationships. In J. Stoner and D. Hughes (Eds.) The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (pp. 89-110). Princeton, NJ: Witherspoon Institute.

Layden, M. A. (2010). Pornography and Violence: A New look at the Research. In J. Stoner and D. Hughes (Eds.) The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (pp. 57–68). Princeton, NJ: Witherspoon Institute; Paul, Pamela. (2007). Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 80.

Estellon, V., and Mouras, H. (2012). Sexual Addiction: Insights from Psychoanalysis and Functional Neuroimaging. Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology 2: 11814.

Ward, L. M. and Friedman, K. (2006). Using TV as a Guide: Associations Between Television Viewing and Adolescents’ Sexual Attitudes and 

Awesome work, FTND!


Just because my pretty has face turned your head…

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favorite character meme: four relationships.
          2. the raggedy doctor & the girl who waited.

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wanderlusteurope:

Lofoten Islands, Norway

wanderlusteurope:

Lofoten Islands, Norway



allthingseurope:

Lugano, Switzerland (by = Dariomino =)

Also might be going! troyarboc

allthingseurope:

Lugano, Switzerland (by = Dariomino =)

Also might be going! troyarboc


allthingseurope:

Bruges, Belgium (by C.Aranega)

Going!

allthingseurope:

Bruges, Belgium (by C.Aranega)

Going!


1 month and 2 days until I’m back. I couldn’t be more excited.

1 month and 2 days until I’m back. I couldn’t be more excited.


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BuzzFeed: “Porn Is Good For You.” What A Joke.

Two days ago, the popular internet/social media content site, BuzzFeed, posted a video titled “4 Good Reasons To Watch Porn.” (Watch above)

After watching it, we didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The video is filled with numerous “facts” that claim to “prove” that pornography is good for the human mind, body, and spirit.

With an ending title saying, “So good luck with whatever else you do on the internet today,” BuzzFeed is all but encouraging you to go watch some porn and have a nice day.

But it gets even better. BuzzFeed did us all the common courtesy of not listing a single citation or source for the info they promoted.

Awesome.

All sarcasm aside, this video is not only the complete opposite of the truth, but the opposite of everything we do at Fight the New Drug.

Now, you know we’re usually pretty chill here at FTND. We know the truth about the harmful effects of pornography and our simple mission is to educate others and raise awareness on the facts in a cool way.

But when giant companies and organizations with a large reach start to push false information into the general public, that’s when we know we need to Fight the most.

You remember when we posted that blog article a while back, calling out PornHub for their ridiculous advertisements and then recreated them to show the world what the truth behind them was? That post was seen by over 1.2 million people and made a huge splash, showing that the information that big corporations are telling you about porn are only what benefits them, and are not the truth at all. 

So today, we’re taking a similar stand and calling out BuzzFeed for promoting lies on something as harmful as pornography.

Below you will find a punch for punch correction with the information from the video (legitimate citations provided for all to see at the end), giving the world what it really needs:

THE TRUTH.

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BuzzFeed creates some of the most shared content on the internet. Most the time we enjoy it. Not this time. So if you aren’t cool with false information like this being spread, use this link to share THIS article and let the world know the truth about porn: 
SHARE: http://ftnd.org/1qnqlSK

Below, you will find all the research we used in the article. Every fact we cited has legitimate, scientific backing.

Good luck getting BuzzFeed to do the same….

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THE FACTS: 

[1] Hald, G. M., Malamuth, N. M., and Yuen, C. (2010). Pornography and Attitudes Supporting Violence Against Women: Revisiting the Relationship in Nonexperimental Studies. Aggression and Behavior 36, 1: 14–20; Berkel, L. A., Vandiver, B. J., and Bahner, A. D. (2004). Gender Role Attitudes, Religion, and Spirituality as Predictors of Domestic Violence Attitudes in White College Students. Journal of College Student Development 45:119–131; Allen, M., Emmers, T., Gebhardt, L., and Giery, M. A.  (1995). Exposure to Pornography and Acceptance of the Rape Myth. Journal of Communication 45, 1: 5–26.

 [2] Milburn, M., Mather, R., and Conrad, S. (2000). The Effects of Viewing R-Rated Movie Scenes that Objectify Women on Perceptions of Date Rape. Sex Roles 43, 9 and 10: 645–64; Weisz, M. G. and Earls, C. (1995). The Effects of Exposure to Filmed Sexual Violence on Attitudes Toward Rape. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 10, 1: 71–84; Ohbuchi, K. I., et al. (1994). Effects of Violent Pornography Upon Viewers’ Rape Myth Beliefs: A Study of Japanese Males. Psychology, Crime, and Law 7, 1: 71–81; Corne, S., et al. (1992). Women’s Attitudes and Fantasies About Rape as a Function of Early Exposure to Pornography. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 7, 4: 454–61; Check, J. and Malamuth, N. M. (1985). An Empirical Assessment of Some Feminist Hypotheses About Rape. International Journal of Women’s Studies 8, 4: 414–23.

[3] Barak, A., Fisher, W. A., Belfry, S., and Lashambe, D. R. (1999). Sex, Guys, and Cyberspace: Effects of Internet Pornography and Individual Differences on Men’s Attitudes Toward Women. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality 11, 1: 63–91; Allen, M., Emmers, T., Gebhardt, L., and Giery, M. A.  (1995). Exposure to Pornography and Acceptance of the Rape Myth. Journal of Communication 45, 1: 5–26.

[4] Paul, P. (2007). Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families. New York: Henry Hold and Co., 80; Mosher, D. L. and MacIan, P. (1994). College Men and Women Respond to X-Rated Videos Intended for Male or Female Audiences: Gender and Sexual Scripts. Journal of Sex Research 31, 2: 99–112.

[5] Angres, D. H. and Bettinardi-Angres, K. (2008). The Disease of Addiction: Origins, Treatment, and Recovery. Disease-a-Month 54: 696–721; Berridge, K. C. and Robinson, T. E. (2002). The Mind of an Addicted Brain: Neural Sensitization of Wanting Versus Liking. In J. T. Cacioppo, G. G. Bernston, R. Adolphs, et al. (Eds.) Foundations in Social Neuroscience (pp. 565–72). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.  

[6] Doidge, N. (2007). The Brain That Changes Itself. New York: Penguin Books, 105.

[7] Capogrosso, P., Colicchia, M., Ventimiglia, E., Castagna, G., Clementi, M. C., Suardi, N., Castiglione, F., Briganti, A., Cantiello, F., Damiano, R., Montorsi, F., Salonia, A. (2013). One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man—Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice. Journal of Sexual Medicine 10, 7:1833–41; Cera, N., Delli Pizzi, S., Di Pierro, E. D., Gambi, F., Tartaro, A., et al. (2012). Macrostructural Alterations of Subcortical Grey Matter in Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction. PLoS ONE 7, 6: e39118; Doidge, N. (2007). The Brain That Changes Itself. New York: Penguin Books, 105.

[8] Robinson, M. and Wilson, G. (2011). Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunction: A Growing Problem. Psychology Today, July 11; Paul, P. (2007). Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families. New York: Henry Hold and Co., 153.

[9] Wilson, G. (2013). Adolescent Brain Meets Highspeed Internet Porn. http:/yourbrainonporn.com/adolescent-brain-meets-highspeed-internet-porn

[10] Zillmann, D. and Bryant, J. (1988). Pornography’s Impact on Sexual Satisfaction. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 18, 5: 438–53.

[11] Layden, M. A. (2010). Pornography and Violence: A New look at the Research. In J. Stoner and D. Hughes (Eds.) The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (pp. 57–68). Princeton, NJ: Witherspoon Institute; Paul, P. (2007). Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families. New York: Henry Hold and Co., 187; Layden, M. A. (2004). Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science and Space, U.S. Senate, Hearing on the Brain Science Behind Pornography Addiction, November 18; Zillmann, D. (2000). Influence of Unrestrained Access to Erotica on Adolescents’ and Young Adults’ Dispositions Toward Sexuality. Journal of Adolescent Health 27, 2: 41–44.

I really hope you all choose to give up buzzfeed now. It’s garbage for your brain.

softwaring:

Alpstein Mountains in the morning Alpglow, Switzerland;

Dominik Baer

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allthingseurope:

Algarve, Portugal (by beyondhue)

allthingseurope:

Algarve, Portugal (by beyondhue)


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Lviv, Ukraine via

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