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Excellent article by Naomi Wolf (@NaomiRWolf) on how excessive porn use is ruining people’s sex lives ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“Are we ‘sexually liberated’ if porn is taking over our thought processes and corroding our ability to sustain meaningful relationships? I think we are less sexually free.

A powerful industry is manipulating us – and ruthlessly exploiting some hard-wiring in the male brain – to turn us more and more into sexual and emotional robots, only capable of achieving sexual fullfilment in a room with a computer, alone.”

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2522279/Porn-destroying-modern-sex-lives-says-feminist-writer-Naomi-Wolf.html

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Check out the video at the link of Naomi Wolf talking about the harms of porn addiction! (@NaomiRWolf)

— “Wolf and Redd also discussed what has been termed the “kink spiral” — the way the ubiquity of pornographic images can lead those looking at them to quickly become desensitized and unsatisfied with what they are viewing. “What turned you on a month ago isn’t arousing anymore so you need more and more extreme images,” Wolf said. “An ordinary woman in your bed can’t duplicate that novelty effect of clicking through multiple images.””

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/naomi-wolf-porn_n_4428180.html

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Here’s a powerful article about the very harsh reality of prostitution, written by a former john who ultimately became an abolitionist — speaking out on behalf of the Nordic Model.

The Nordic Model, also known as the Swedish Model, penalizes sex buyers to reduce DEMAND, and helps women in prostitution who want to leave to do so.

Note: This article was originally written and published in French, and was kindly translated by our very helpful volunteer Maya S. 🙂

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INTRODUCTION:

[LE PLUS] — A law that seeks to combat prostitution in France has passed in the National Assembly with 268 votes in favor versus 138 votes opposing. If it also passes through the Senate by next June, the customers will be penalized. Jean-Marie Blanchard, who used to visit prostitutes, considers this necessary.

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“BUT WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING HERE?”

– An ex-customer of prostitutes becomes an abolitionist

Article by Jean-Marie Blanchard

I began visiting prostitutes around the age of 22. A rather unusual start, since most clients are married men with children. I didn’t try to seduce any of the women I saw as I was focused on my own suffering, for which I wanted to make up. And so I had my first sexual experience by visiting a prostitute.

I went once or twice a week in Paris, on Saint-Denis street. It lasted a month. During our first encounters, we would settle for around 50 euros (about $75), and then some of them would lower it to 30 euros (about $45) without my asking anything.

When I saw these degraded prices, I realized that they were being pimped and exploited and I stopped right away. Most of them were from Nigeria and could only speak English. At any rate, there was no way to talk to them – the need to go through as many clients as possible made it impossible to have any interaction that wasn’t strictly sexual.

PIMPED ESCORTS ARE NOT UNCOMMON

So I looked for prostitutes on the Internet, thinking that what I was doing was harmless and that these women were liberated and liked having sex with strangers. The kind of nonsense that clients tell themselves to feel better about what they’re doing. But I quickly started noticing that the reality is a lot less rosy.

While we were handling the money, some of the women would tell me about their lives. Their childhoods and other factors had funneled them into prostitution.

Pimped escorts are not rare. South American women, for example, would often use a so-called “mutual-aid” program to rent rooms from other South American immigrants and pocket a commission. The news articles that I was reading at the time made that absolutely clear.

Not getting past my own ego, I couldn’t help but come back time and time again. I was never satisfied, but having no romantic relationship in my life, I told myself that it was still better than being alone – a solitude that was the result of my own lack of openness to other people. My failed attempts to seduce other women made me hate all women, and I ignored any and all advice about how to make myself more attractive.

I FELT LIKE I WAS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION

Escorts often made it clear to me that they weren’t doing this because they wanted to. I felt like I was taking advantage of the situation, a composer in an orchestrated disaster. Even in GFEs, the so-called “girlfriend experience”, where they would feign interest and affection, I was no longer convinced that prostitution was harmless.

I told myself that it was time to put an end to it, and that I deserved something other than this fake sex life. So I first stopped in 2003, six months after starting. I nevertheless gave in twice during the year of 2004, and two times in 2005.

I found myself in bed with a woman who was telling me about her traumatic childhood. Then, she told me something that made it clear that I was the exact opposite of the kind of guy she would like to be with in real life. I thought to myself, “what the hell am I doing here?” And I stopped for good on that day.

From then on, I’ve kept myself away from that world. Echos of it have caught up with me at times, in between whispers here and there from friends. [9] The works of doctor Judith Trinquart and psychiatrist Muriel Salmona have also confirmed what I had been suspecting about prostitution. A lack of genuine love and sexual abuse in childhood weigh heavily into an individual woman’s “choice” to be a prostitute. Except for a minority, prostitution is a harmful practice for most of the women in it.

PENALIZING CLIENTS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE APPROACH

I became a radical abolitionist about a year and a half ago, upon meeting a woman who became my best friend – an ex-prostitute who used to charge 300 euros (about $450) per hour. Despite her seemingly better working conditions, the experience had heavily traumatized her. After studying the approach taken to prostitution in neighboring countries, we noticed that the best – or at least, least bad – approach is penalizing clients. The attempts to regulate prostitution in Germany and in Catalonia (Spain) have lead to appalling outcomes.

In 2002, I wouldn’t have understand the idea of being punished. I probably would have gone to brothels in neighboring countries, where (prostituted) women work in atrocious conditions. But now, after having befriended prostitutes, and having observed the traumatic consequences of their “work”, I can only support penalizing clients. Our country is still male-dominated. It’s delusional to wait for men to take responsibility and discover empathy towards women.

This law will have an educational value, and it can help rehabilitate women who want to leave the sex industry. As long as they have opportunities to find better-playing work elsewhere.

It is important to make a point about women’s bodies not being commodities. Even if a minority of prostitutes are happy, the majority leave the industry damaged, if not destroyed outright. Needless to say, prostitution is a major public health issue.

My ideal is a gradual end to sex-for-money, where men buy – with money or symbolically – women-as-objects. I am in favor of a sexuality that is based on genuine desire and pleasure, not anachronisms that limit us.

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Many thanks to Jean-Marie Blanchard for his brutal honesty and leadership. He is setting a vital example of true compassion and caring towards women and all humanity, for everyone to follow.

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http://leplus.nouvelobs.com/contribution/1001280-prostitution-ex-client-je-suis-devenu-abolitionniste-au-contact-de-ces-femmes-detruites.html

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Here is a MUST-READ article on the dark secrets of Internet porn – the porn that is the most violent, misogynist and abusive — and who’s behind it… (And how difficult it can be sometimes to find exactly who that is…)

WARNING!! Very graphic and disturbing content!!

[Washington Post] — Researcher Garth Bruen long has investigated the seamier corners of the Internet, but even he was shocked to discover Rapetube(dot)org, a site urging users to share what it called “fantasy” videos of sexual attacks.

Bruen gradually discovered dozens of similar sites offering disturbing variations — attacks on drunken women, on lesbians, on schoolgirls — to anyone with a credit card. Some made clear that the clips were fictional, but other sites had the word “real” in their titles. At least a few touted videos that he feared might show actual crimes.

Sickened, Bruen tried to determine who operated the sites, a first step toward possibly having them shut down. But he quickly hit a wall: The contact information listed for Web sites increasingly is fictitious or intentionally masked by “privacy protection services” that offer ways around the transparency requirements built into the Internet for decades.

That is especially true for sites offering illicit or controversial content, studies have found. As a result, although governments have increasingly powerful tools for tracking individual behavior on the Internet, it’s harder than ever for private citizens to learn who is responsible for online content, no matter how objectionable.

To Bruen, this is the dark side of Internet privacy.

“That’s not privacy. That’s secrecy,” said Bruen, 42, a security fellow at the Digital Citizens Alliance, a Washington-based advocacy group that combats online crime. “That’s corporate secrecy.”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/how-violent-porn-sites-manage-to-hide-information-that-should-be-public/2013/12/06/e0861378-3773-11e3-ae46-e4248e75c8ea_story.html

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Yet another HIV case in porn shuts down the industry and proves again how unsafe it is…

[LA Weekly – excerpt ] — A performer has tested positive for HIV and the porn industry’s L.A.-based trade group is calling for an immediate production shutdown as a result. […]

In a statement sent to the Weekly and other outlets, AHF chief Michael Weinstein had this to say:

“AHF is saddened by the news of yet another adult performer having been infected with HIV. We hope that this person seeks care immediately, and that others were not exposed. Whether this performer was infected in L.A. County or not, this latest news begs the question: how many people need to become infected with HIV for the County of Los Angeles to engage actively in implementing the will of the voters of LA county to protect these performers? How many more performers need to become infected for the industry to comply with existing regulations and laws requiring workplace safety? The willful disregard by the County of Los Angeles and the Industry for the health and welfare of people is becoming more and more apparent. The industry as a whole, and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health should be ashamed.”

Industry blogger Mike South (NSFW link) says the porn star who tested positive is male.

The news comes after a summer in which a few performers tested positive for the sexually-transmitted disease.

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http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/12/porn_hiv_moratorium_december.php

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Please share this with porn users and supporters so they understand how harmful porn is and stop using it. Thanks!

[Telegraph UK] — A boy of 12 raped his younger sister after watching online pornography, prompting a judge to warn on Tuesday that the internet is “not a benign babysitter”.

The boy tried to replicate what he had seen in videos, subjecting the girl, who was under 10, to abuse for more than a year. He was arrested in March and admitted three charges of rape at an earlier hearing.

Before sentencing, Judge Thomas Crowther QC, said: “It’s a sad fact that many boys of his age will have been exposed to adult pornography. But not all boys exposed to it will act as [he] did. He found pornography online and replicated what he saw.

“Let us remind ourselves that the internet is not a benign babysitter but a mirror of adulthood in all its forms.”

The boy would watch the videos in school with another friend then return home and sexually assault his sister.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10475568/Boy-raped-sister-after-watching-internet-porn-at-school.html

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To those who say porn is harmless, please feel free to share this horrific article with them. Thanks!

WARNING!! VERY GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING CONTENT!

[The Guardian] — A young shop worker obsessed with extreme and violent pornography may spend the rest of his life behind bars after he admitted murdering a 17-year-old girl and taking photographs of her as she died.

Jamie Reynolds lured Georgia Williams, the daughter of a police detective, to his home by asking her to pose for innocent photographs but used a ligature to kill her and took pictures of her final moments before dumping her body in woodland.

When police raided Reynolds’s home in Wellington, Shropshire, they found a collection of the most explicit hardcore pornography including, it is understood, “snuff movies” said to show real people being killed.

Police also found Reynolds, 23, had created dozens of explicit composite images by superimposing the faces of innocent girls from pictures posted on social network sites on to hardcore pornographic material. The images of between 30 and 50 women had been corrupted in this way. In addition, officers found deeply disturbing fantasy stories of a sexual and violent nature written by the killer.

The case is bound to reignite the debate over whether use of hardcore pornography leads to sexual violence…

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http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/02/georgia-williams-murder-jamie-reynolds-pleads-guilty

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