Become a Fighter: Porn Kills Love

We’ve all been there. Anyone who spends time on the internet has most likely experienced a frantic scramble to exit all the pornographic pop-ups. If we’re going to be totally honest, most of us would probably admit that our eyes have lingered a few seconds too long on some of these images. And for some of us, these images have led to the consumption of more and more pornography. Whether or not we can relate to this experience, most of us can probably agree on two things about porn: 1) it is addictive, and 2) it has become much more prevalent and more socially acceptable.

The debates usually start when someone says that porn is wrong or harmful. But with pornography quickly becoming more pervasive, many people are trying harder to understand its effects on us as individuals and as a society. Scientific research has even uncovered the facts that porn harms our brains, our relationships, and our society—much like other drugs do. This is where Fight the New Drug found their name and their mission.

like a drug

Fight the New Drug is a growing movement that “exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using science, facts, and personal accounts” [1]. Their mission is made up of four parts—media, mobilization, recovery, and protection.

Media is probably the best way to reach a younger audience—especially online social media since most of us spend plenty (if not too much) of our time connected to the nearest wi-fi network. FTND (Fight the New Drug) is focusing on a “youth-driven movement” since we as young people have the power and the passion to make an impact on our world. The second part—mobilization—gives us the tools and information to get involved. The last two parts—recovery and protection—offer resources to those struggling to overcome a pornography addiction or to parents hoping to protect their children from ever becoming entangled in porn to begin with.

But don’t just take my word for it. You should visit FTND’s website at www.fightthenewdrug.org to learn more about the negative effects of pornography and FTND’s mission to empower our generation to make a difference.

Fight the New Drug’s awesome website is relevant to our tech-savvy generation and presents facts and stories of pornography in an engaging format that doesn’t lessen its weighty impact. The team’s creativity is obvious in the website, blogs, signs, posters, and videos. I’d be willing to bet that spending ten minutes or less on their website will challenge and inspire you to get informed and maybe even “become a fighter” yourself.

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[1]   “ABOUT.” About. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Aug. 2014. <http://www.fightthenewdrug.org/about&gt;.

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