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Check out our new video! Ex porn performers Jessie and Vanessa share the TRUTH about working in porn!

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VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/AIvj2ib6Qs0

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READ VANESSA’S ARTICLE — Working In Porn Is A Dead End Trip to Nowhere

http://www.antipornography.org/working-in-porn-is-a-dead-end-trip-to-nowhere.html

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WATCH A RELATED VIDEO — 2 Ex Porn Stars’ Message to Women Considering Doing Porn: Jessie Rogers & Vanessa Belmond Expose All

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/LxICDTw1CmM

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READ ALL of Vanessa’s excellent articles on the harms of pornography, webcamming, stripping & “escorting”

http://www.antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-Vanessa-Belmond.html

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READ JESSIE’S STORY – Of how she got into porn & why she left

http://www.antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-Jessie-Rogers.html

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WATCH VIDEO: Vanessa in powerful “Date My Porn Star” documentary exposing harsh truth about porn

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/9HvC_sEURXA

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VIDEO: Watch FULL “Date My Porn Star” documentary (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

http://youtu.be/THsQc07gY2Q
http://dai.ly/x16cabq

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Please check out the video description of our new video at YouTube for more helpful links, and please don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE, to support Jessie and Vanessa’s important efforts — both here and at YouTube! Thanks! 🙂

LINK FOR OUR NEW VIDEO: http://youtu.be/AIvj2ib6Qs0

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IMPORTANT GROUND-BREAKING ANTI-PORN CONFERENCE – May 16-17, Washington, DC area. Please share, and attend if you can! Thanks!

Presenter and feminist anti-pornography activist, Dr. Gail Dines explains, “This goal of this conference is to bring together the vast array of individuals and groups in the United States by developing a comprehensive, evidenced-based, and inclusive public health approach to the harms of pornography.”

From the summit website:

“Pornography use and sexual exploitation are complex social problems. When it comes down to resolving these important issues, we realize that to make real and lasting change, we need to work in unison toward a common goal.

As your organization (or individual efforts) works at doing what it does best, we invite you to be part of the national movement for change by helping us create realistic national goals. We also invite you to work in your respective fields to track and report the progress you see. This way, in addition to seeing what we’re improving, we can also determine how to refine our future efforts to be even more successful.”

Learn more and register at the website below!

http://www.endexploitationsummit.com/

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NEW HARM STORY! Ex porn performer Jessie Rogers shares how she got into porn, how harmful it was and why she left! ~~~~~~~~~~~~

JESSIE’S STORY:

I got into porn the day after my 18th birthday. Here’s how it happened…

A week before I turned 18, I was just scanning around the “jobs” section on Craigslist, not even looking for porn. I found an ad in the TV/film/video section that said “MAKE $20,000 – $30,000 A MONTH MODELING.” In the description it said nothing about porn or video work, they simply asked people to e-mail them a photo. Once I sent the agency a photo of myself, they got back to me instantly, asking when I could go see them. All they mentioned at the time was that they were looking for people to do “Playboy-style nudes.”

Once I got to the office to speak to them in person, we talked for hours, and the woman working there finally told me that she “basically booked girls for porn.” Then she handed me a sheet to circle the things that I was okay with doing. The only thing I circled was “solo.” She looked at it and said, “Well, the problem with this is that you won’t be able to make as much money as I proposed to you.” So I went on and circled “b/g” and “g/g,” which means boy/girl (me and a boy), and girl/girl (me and another girl). I didn’t circle anything else because I never intended to do anything else.

Every time I got interviewed by a company in the porn industry, my answers to the question “Why porn?” stayed relatively the same: “I love sex, so why not?” or “Getting paid for something I do anyway sounded like a dream job.” Etc. etc. The truth is that what draws people in is the quick money, especially for young girls coming out of high school. They may have some vague idea of what porn is like from having seen some of it, but in reality they have no clue what it actually is like to do it, until they get too deep into it.

That’s what happened to me. As embarrassed as I am to admit this now, I will humble myself and say that I was very naive when I first started in porn, and I believed all the things that people in the industry told me were true. I was so drawn to the money that I let myself believe all the lies that people fed me. I even believed my own lies that I told myself.

I am 20 years old now, and I retired from porn just a few months after I turned 19, so I didn’t do it for very long. However, it was long enough for me to finally see through all of the lies, and for the true colors of the “adult industry” to be exposed to me. Porn is not empowering, neither is it safe. But it did take quite a lot for me to face this and accept it. All of my plans to only do what I first agreed to changed after just a few months in the industry, after which I ended up jaded, disassociated, and brainwashed.

READ THE REST OF JESSIE’S STORY AT THE LINK BELOW: (Scroll down past video)

http://www.antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-Jessie-Rogers.html

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NOTE: Jessie is now a volunteer for AntiPornography.org and is available for interviews. See details on page at link above.

WATCH OUR FIRST VIDEO WITH JESSIE, IN WHICH SHE TELLS YOUNG WOMEN WHY THEY SHOULDN’T DO PORN

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/LxICDTw1CmM

READ MORE HARM STORIES:

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

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http://www.antipornography.org/share_story.html

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NEW REPORT: Gail Dines of Stop Porn Culture on their UK conference this past weekend!

[Independent] — If you turn on the television, flick through a magazine or look at billboards, you will see that porn has now become a blueprint for how the media represents women’s bodies. Whether it be Katy Perry writhing around almost naked in a music video, or Miley Cyrus “twerking” with a man almost twice her age (who seems to have a “blurred” understanding of sex), the images that bombard us daily look much like soft-core porn did a few decades ago.

Today there is almost no soft-core porn on the internet, because most of it has migrated into pop culture. What we are left with is a porn industry that is now so hard-core that even some of the big-name porn producers and directors are amazed at how far they can go.

Feminists from six countries convened in London this weekend for a Stop Porn Culture conference that focused on how porn culture shapes our ideas about sexuality, relationships, masculinity, femininity and intimacy. Recognizing that porn images have now been seamlessly woven into our pop culture, thanks mainly to the internet, speakers addressed the multiple harms of bringing up a generation of girls and boys on misogynist images.

One of the key issues discussed at the conference was the way porn fans are becoming increasingly desensitised and are looking for more hard-core content. According to porn director Mitchell Spinelli, fans are becoming “more demanding about wanting to see the more extreme stuff.”

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/stop-porn-culture-those-who-watch-modern-porn-are-becoming-increasingly-desensitised-9195395.html

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Here’s another excellent article on @Belle_Knox that notes how porn is overall still oppressive to ALL WOMEN.

[The Week – Excerpt] – It’s notable, for instance, that the major media venues who are now airing Knox’s feminist editorial are only doing so because she’s a curious sexual tabloid spread. That women’s bodies are easily marketed is no strike against the patriarchy, and that a woman can get attention for her political views only after appealing to male sexual desire certainly doesn’t seem to indicate any serious move in the direction of equality.

But let’s leave aside whether this theoretically breaks the barriers of sexuality and focus on a side of porn that has gotten far less attention in this debate. What material good do women gain from the porn industry?

At the performer-level, porn is a notoriously treacherous place to make a career. While female performers might make more than their male counterparts, most of them just don’t get paid that well, thanks in part to the rise of piracy, cam sites, and the glut of material online. And dwindling profits mean not only pay cuts for performers, but an increased willingness to jockey to meet the demands of a mostly male audience. This competition has two major negative outcomes for Knox’s anti-patriarchal project.

First, it means that male consumers dictate the terms of what’s depicted. As a result, male desire impacts the work and health of performers. For example, a 2012 study found that porn performers in LA had higher rates of STIs than prostitutes working in Nevada; the study authors chalked the prevalence of infections up to the reluctance of studios to enforce condom use because visible condoms aren’t arousing. In other words, the industry drive to respond to male sexual desire could well be the reason performers like Knox are in danger of contracting life-threatening illnesses like HIV. Is this what bucking the patriarchy looks like?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://theweek.com//article/index/257645/sorry-belle-knox-porn-still-oppresses-women

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Good news! Another revenge porn site operator and extortionist has been arrested for his crimes! Yay! 🙂

http://www.newson6.com/story/24743878/sand-springs-man-jailed-for-running-revenge-porn-website

[News On 6] — A Green Country man is behind bars after prosecutors say he was running a, revenge porn website. Casey Meyering is being held at the jail waiting to answer to extortion charges in California.

Meyering reportedly posted more than 400 sexually explicit photos and extorted $250 from victims to remove the photos from his website.

Legal Blogger Adam Steinbaugh said, “If they’re going out to Oklahoma to pick them up and drag them back to Northern California they’re serious.”

Agents from California paid a visit to Green Country; a special cybercrimes task force was looking for Meyering in Tulsa. After kicking in the door, agents found Meyering in a midtown hotel room.

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said Meyering, 28, owned a website called “WinByState.com,” that asked the public to post nude and explicit photos of people without their permission.

Meyering reportedly encouraged people to post the photos and identify their “win” according to city and state, sometimes using the victim’s name. The site is described as a “user supported website where you can trade your ex-girlfriend, your current girlfriend, or any other girl that you might know,” according to a news release from the California Department of Justice.

WATCH THE VIDEO AND READ THE REST OF THIS STORY AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://www.newson6.com/story/24743878/sand-springs-man-jailed-for-running-revenge-porn-website

#revengeporn #antiporn #pornharms #pornculture #stoppornculture #sexualharassment

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Please watch and share our new anti-porn video! We expose the tragic reality about porn’s casting of young women. Then we interview ex porn performer Danny Austin about his thoughts on this casting session, that he observed as part of the documentary he was participating in. We specifically address the issue of “CHOICE” in regards to young women entering into porn. As Danny points out, “They didn’t really understand what they were getting themselves into,” and “They’re not in the sort of right frame of mind.” So true!

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Porn Casting Disturbing Reality Revealed. Ex Porn Star Danny Austin Interview w/ AntiPornography.org

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK:
http://youtu.be/nljvByLN4qg

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In this video we go behind-the-scenes of a porn studio casting session, in a clip from the excellent UK documentary “Date My Porn Star.” We learn about the sad and disturbing reality of the women involved, including how one young woman is a mother of three, and another is only 19 years old and very sexually inexperienced. Then we interview documentary participant Danny Austin about this casting session that he witnessed. Danny briefly did porn himself and was a fan of porn — until he saw the truth of how fake, uncaring and exploitative the industry really is.

Please don’t forget to like, favorite & share! Thanks! 🙂 ~~

Also please don’t forget to COMMENT here and at YouTube, and to SUBSCRIBE to our AntiPornographyOrg channel. More new videos are coming soon, including many with porn and sex industry survivors!

YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
http://www.youtube.com/AntiPornographyOrg

~~~ To learn more about the harms of the pornography industry, please check out the articles by our volunteer, ex porn performer Vanessa Belmond, who also appeared in the same documentary:

http://www.antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-vanessa-belmond.html

Also, if you haven’t already seen it, please be sure to check out our earlier video with Danny Austin:

Shocking Cruelty in Porn Exposed – Ex Porn Star Danny Austin Interview with AntiPornography.org

http://youtu.be/uGo-0nflzlg

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Once again, please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our AntiPornographyOrg YouTube channel that this video is from, as well as our related channels below, to support the cause and get alerted to new video uploads, including more videos in this series and more videos of sex industry survivors speaking out.

http://www.youtube.com/AntiPornographyOrg
http://www.youtube.com/AntiPornographyBlog
http://www.youtube.com/SayNOtoProstitution
http://www.youtube.com/ENDSexTrafficDEMAND

Thanks again for your kind support! 🙂

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JUSTICE! 🙂 Torture porn company Kink(dot)com can’t get away with abusing performers with unsafe sex anymore!

[SF Weekly] – On Thursday, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a whopping $78,710 fine to local porn company Kink.com for workplace safety hazards. The majority of the fines were for allowing performers to work without using condoms, while a $3,710 portion of the total fine was for additional violations, including improperly placed power cords, an absence of first aid supplies, and missing health safety training materials.

The fine is one of several that OSHA has issued to local porn companies recently, and follows in the wake of several HIV scares in the industry.

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And there are more fines to come! Read full details in the link below, and at the other links below that. 🙂

And please don’t forget to like, comment, and share! Thanks! 🙂

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2014/02/kink_condom_use_fines.php

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MORE INFO AND HELPFUL RELATED LINKS:

These sorts of consequences by OSHA will continue…

http://www.workerscompensation.com/compnewsnetwork/news/18245-judge-upholds-cal-osha-enforcement-of-worker-protection-laws-for-adult-film-performers.html

New legislation is being introduced to ensure condom use in porn in all of California:

http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=174235

Another important related landmark victory, with an appeal lost by a porn company, and performers determined to be employees.

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2014/01/23/3239436/ahf-calosha-issues-landmark-ruling.html

One porn company is choosing to use condoms, but edit them out in post production:

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/news/porn-condoms-digital-disappear

To learn more about the issue of condoms in porn, and what is being done to ensure safe sex in porn, visit:

http://www.fair4ca.org

To stay updated on the latest news on porn health and safety, follow @Fair4Ca at Twitter!

https://twitter.com/Fair4CA

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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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