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STARSHINE’S STORY: Please read and share this powerful new harm story by a smart young man who decided to quit using porn! He figured out how harmful porn was to both himself and women, and then did the right thing. Starshine is setting a great example to everyone by speaking out, so please show him some love and support by liking this post and commenting. Thanks! 🙂 (Full story below, as well as at link below that.)

NOTE: He also encourages others to stand up and speak out, so we hope all of you reading this will do so!

WATCHING PORN IS A SELFISH PURSUIT THAT SUPPORTS HARM TOWARDS WOMEN EVERYWHERE

By Starshine
(Male, 20, bus driver, Ohio)

Hi everyone, I’m a 20 year old male who wants to talk about how pornography has affected his life. I also want to say that this is all about online porn; I was born in 1993, so by the time I was online, the Internet had already been fairly developed, especially in this domain. I am writing this to talk about how pornography affects me, what helped ignite a desire to leave it, and hopefully to inspire others to do the same!

When I was maybe 7-10 years old, I had first accidentally seen porn when I was probably on a crack/warez site. At first I felt shocked and scared at the images I’d seen. I was wondering if what I saw was an actual bare breast. I didn’t think people actually took their clothes off like that and I was wondering if it was maybe still covered up. I would always get scared and hit the back button or close the browser. I wasn’t old enough to feel any kind of sexual pull towards people yet, so I was only shocked and bewildered. I was afraid of being caught by my parents and getting in trouble, or getting a computer virus, or seeing something even worse that would haunt my mind for days.

A few years later, after this had happened a handful of other times, I saw it again. But this time it was different. I realized that I actually enjoyed it and wanted to see more. Before long I was deliberately looking at softcore porn, but wasn’t sure what to think about doing it. Even back then I felt tiny twinges of guilt and shame, but my curiosity and pleasure led me onwards to pursue more and more of it. Something just didn’t feel quite right, but I still liked it. I liked seeing the naked female body, something that I didn’t get to see in person.

But it wasn’t until a year or two later that I really felt a desire to see more hardcore pornography, which my curiosity and developing sexual drive eventually led me to. Before then I would always feel that same initial shock until I grew a little older, shying away. When I started watching other material, I also became aware of other stuff where people get “punished” or do “gangbangs” or receive “double penetration”. It seemed like a bit much, and I started to think about what I was really getting into, and maybe that this wasn’t the right thing to look at and participate in.

Although I never really got into the “rougher” stuff, I was still feeling really intense pleasure from watching porn. The women were very beautiful, and they seemed willing to do pretty much any sexual act I would care to see. I wasn’t used to female attention, and it was always something I craved. In pornography, women are always willing to please, always look strikingly beautiful, and always act sexual and enticing. It was like a substitute for the real thing that I always wanted but never had. An escape. But in porn, women always pleased, and with a smile.

However, I soon realized that something was wrong. Sometimes I would watch in horror as the poor young women were being treated so harshly. I would want to reach out and help them and rescue them from what was happening. This isn’t what sex should be all about. I would learn that a lot of pornography turned sex into something it wasn’t; instead of being about love and affection, it became about power, and servitude. It was prostitution, plus a camera. I’d also read a lot of stories from people who were involved in the industry, and they weren’t pretty. By watching porn, I was supporting this harm towards a lot of women everywhere.

In school, I’d heard the other boys talking about porn and sex in a rather patriarchal way. I think that the male-dominated sex that is so prevalent in porn shaped their perceptions of sex. In other words, it was like their sex education that taught them what sex was all about, and how it should be done. One time, they even made jokes during an assembly about yearbook photography! It was really getting out of hand and becoming mainstream in their minds. They watched it during class. They made more references to it. I didn’t like it at all, but I felt pressured to conform to it in order to fit in.

I’ve also found that porn often clouds my mind when I don’t want it to, especially in sexual encounters. I’ve thought about it during real-life sexual encounters with people before in order to feel aroused, which I find disturbing. This got better as I made more progress in eliminating porn from my life, however. I’ve also found that porn has perhaps turned me into sort of a sexual narcissist. I had begun to view people as objects for my sexual pleasure, instead of fellow beings who also have needs and desires. Porn is a very selfish pursuit. It’s all about you, and what you want to see. Often at the expense of others, you can get anything you wish. It’s all out there for you to see.

Despite this awareness, I found it very difficult to stop looking. It was just too enticing, their beauty, smiles, and gazes. I eventually decided I’d go to the library if I wanted to use the computer and go online. Being around other people in that type of environment eliminated that desire altogether, and perhaps it’ll help others who read my story, too! (Even so, I’ve seen other people look at it at the library!)

Today I still feel the urge to look but I’m staying strong and avoiding it it, replacing it with better, healthier things. I yearn for the day that my body mind are totally porn-free. It’s going to take some work and effort, but I believe it can happen. I want to be free again.

Thank you for reading my story, and I wish you the best if you or someone you care about is dealing with pornography, addiction to it, or sex trafficking. There is a lot of evil in the world, but if we take a stand, we can put an end to it and make a lot of lives much better. Let’s work to end these evils, and improve lives and the world as a whole!

Best wishes to you all.

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Here is a very interesting article on the impossibility of truly safe “amateur porn.”

[Mashable] — When Theresa split from her partner of several years, they began the painful process of separating their lives, notifying friends as they divided the dishes and furniture. They confronted the dozens of Facebook vacation photos, the Instagrams of Sunday morning brunch, the tweets and text messages that professed their undying love.

Finally, they had to figure out what to do with their handful of amateur porn videos.

“I never wanted those videos online in the first place,” Theresa (real name withheld) tells me. “My partner put them up without asking me.”

Amateur pornography exists in many forms, beyond the videos shared publicly on porn sites like YouPorn and RedTube. It lives in the private sexts, Snapchats and videos that couples create for each other, never imagining they may eventually be used to harm, manipulate or humiliate one of the participants in the midst of an argument or after a divorce. The phenomenon has spawned an entire cottage industry of “revenge porn.”

As the tools and distribution platforms for creating and sharing amateur porn increase, so does the possibility for abuse. As the tools and distribution platforms for creating and sharing amateur porn increase, so does the possibility for abuse. Yet many of the sites that host this content are blind to the harm it can cause, or simply don’t care. Even platforms built to chaperone responsible amateur porn practices aren’t privy to the emotional nuances of romantic relationships, for example, when one partner pressures his counterpart to consent.

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http://mashable.com/2014/01/12/amateur-porn-abuse/

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Please check out our new video from our AntiPornographyBlog YouTube channel:

What’s Wrong with “GAY FOR PAY” PORN? Ex Porn Actor LeNair Xavier Interview with AntiPornography.org

Note: What’s wrong with “gay for pay” porn isn’t the “gay” part, it’s the PRETENDING to be gay — for PAY. (And having sex with someone for the pleasure of others while doing so.)

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Below is an excellent overview of the current situation in Canada regarding legalization of prostitution there.

What happens in Canada in the next year could have a significant impact on how this issue is dealt with by other countries world-wide, so it’s important to understand the situation in Canada, and to support those in favor of abolition and the Nordic Model there and everywhere. (It criminalizes the johns who create the DEMAND, and helps women who want to exit and transition to healthier lives to do so.)

[Women’s E-News] –Jackie Lynne, a social worker and former prostitute, is one of the many vocal critics of the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision late last month to strike down all of Canada’s laws that criminalize prostitution.

Lynne is concerned by the message decriminalization sends to the Canadian public about prostitution; namely that prostitution should be recognized as a career choice.

“My body knows that it was never work,” Lynne said in a phone interview from her home in Vancouver. “It has been decades since I have been prostituted. I am still healing from the harms of it.”

The Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting operating a brothel, living off the avails of prostitution and street communication. The case was brought by three former and current sex workers. They argued that the laws–which made practices such as hiring drivers and guards illegal–violated their constitutional right to a safe work environment.

Lynne has studied prostitution academically for 15 years, after completing a master’s degree in social work at the University of British Columbia. In 2012 she co-founded Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry, based in Vancouver, to bring attention to the inequalities that land indigenous women in sex work and to demand resources for women trying to exit the industry.

What troubles Lynne most as a Métis, an aboriginal group in the country, is the overrepresentation of indigenous women in prostitution in Canada. For her, decriminalization won’t change the conditions that drive such women into prostitution and won’t make it any safer.

“It’s sexual assault and why it’s not called that is because we live in a society where if you pay for something, it’s OK,” Lynne said.

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http://womensenews.org/story/prostitution-and-trafficking/140106/canada-faces-year-argument-prostitution-law#.UtEaMoa9KSM

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Please read, like and share this very powerful article by anti-porn activist Ben Barker of Deep Green Resistance!

WARNING: Graphic.

[DGR News Service] — If the fight against pornography is a radical one, where are the radicals fighting against pornography?

Earlier this year, the 18th annual Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, an event that brings together radical activists from around the world, was held at the headquarters and production facility of so-called “alternative” porn company, Kink.com.

Kink.com is known for its unique brand of torture porn. As Gail Dines reports, women are “stretched out on racks, hogtied, urine squirting in their mouths, and suspended from the ceiling while attached to electrodes, including ones inserted in their vaginas.” But to grasp the agenda of Kink.com, we can just go to the source: founder Peter Acworth started the company after devoting his life to “subjecting beautiful, willing women to strict bondage.”

When the Anarchist Bookfair announced its choice of venue, feminists were outraged. The few who were billed to speak during the event dropped out. But ultimately, the decision was defended, the outcry lashed back against, and the show went on.

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Please check out, like & share the harm story of our new volunteer Alicia, a sex industry survivor. Thanks! 🙂 And please don’t forget to also COMMENT — here or especially on our Facebook post where Alicia will see it — to show your support for Alicia’s courage in speaking out to help other girls and young women learn from her experiences, and not end up making the same mistake of entering the destructive sex industry. Thank you! 🙂

LINK TO ALICIA’S STORY: (Scroll down to read Alicia’s full story in this post.)

http://www.antipornography.org/harm_stories.html#167385

Our Facebook post with Alicia’s story:

HOW THE SEX INDUSTRY HELPED DESTROY MY LIFE AND YOUTH FOR TWO YEARS

~ By Alicia B.
(19, Student, Office Worker, AntiPornography.org Volunteer)

Like most people my age, I was exposed to porn and the sex industry at a young age. I was also introduced to the horrible ways of men at a young age as well. I had sexual experiences very young. Part of my reasoning for working in the sex industry was that men had seen me as a piece of meat since I was a child, so why not get paid for it? Well, I was very wrong and thanks to working in the sex industry, I have just gotten through the worst two years of my life.

Even as a young girl, beauty standards (often Eurocentric) were pushed on me and were a constant reminder that I didn’t fit the norm. I was either cast out as disgusting, or I was exotified or hypersexualized. I developed very early and many boys and men took that as a sign that I wanted their sexual advances.

In my almost 20 years of life, I have experienced multiple cases of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and stalking. I’ve wanted to die multiple times and acted on it before. It was a horrible point in my life and I can honestly say I’ve hit rock bottom multiple times.

For some reason I had always been interested in the sex industry and wanted to be a part of it. As soon as I turned 18 I started camming and having a lot of casual sex. I had no friends and really became a recluse. This led to me becoming severely depressed, getting STDs, getting raped, and dropping out of university. During this same time, I was dealing with medical issues in addition to depression that made everything ten times harder.

After being in and out of the hospital and treatment facilities, my life was and is continuing to get better. A few months ago, I figured if I tried working in the sex industry with my life under control, that maybe it would be different. I was very wrong.

I jumped back into webcamming and got very deep into dominatrix work. I thought being a dominatrix would cut out harassment and get me more money. I was very wrong about that too. I saw a lot of disturbing things while still getting harassed on a daily basis.

I have ultimately decided to quit working in the sex industry forever, because I have lived and seen firsthand the harm it does to people. I am now at a new college, in an amazing relationship with my partner, and doing a lot better both medically and mentally.

I want to share my story because I don’t want other young girls making the same mistakes I did. The sex industry is not good. All the institutions that oppress people in real life are amplified ten fold in the sex industry. Selling your sexuality for money takes a huge toll on your body, mind, and spirit. I will never be truly free of the industry because there are pictures and videos of me on the Internet doing sex acts. As hard as I tried to cover my tracks, that time in my life will always be documented and will never fully be erased. I want to prevent this from happening to young girls so that they can live an easier, happier life.

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