How Has Porn Changed in the Last 10 Years?

By KC In 2009, a group of college friends came together after discovering research behind how porn affects real people’s lives, and Fight the New Drug was born. Their vision sparked the beginning of a worldwide movement, and now millions of Fighters across the globe are raising awareness about the harms of porn. Related: 10 […]

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Popular K-Pop Stars Have Been Caught Filming and Distributing Spy Cam Porn

By KC Header image by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images, retrieved from NPR.org. The K-Pop industry has a notoriously controlled and curated “wholesome” image, but recent scandals have threatened to rock the multibillion-dollar industry and exposed a dark underbelly of prostitution, spy cam porn, and secret group chats for sharing nonconsensual porn. Several high-profile K-Pop stars have […]

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Why Does It Matter if I’m Addicted?

By Craig Gross Hey, it’s Craig here, and the question this week…? Honestly, it kinda hurts. “Why does it even matter if I’m an addict?” Questions flood my inbox every week. I’ve seen them all. But this question rattled me more than others. It sounds like defeat. Like the question of a man or woman […]

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True Story: I Feel Like a Prisoner in My Own Porn Obsession

By KC Many people contact Fight the New Drug to share their personal stories about how porn has affected their life or the life of a loved one. We consider these personal accounts very valuable because, while the science and research is powerful within its own right, personal accounts from real people seem to really […]

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Parents: This is How Teens are Finding Porn Through Social Media

By KC This Feature Piece Was Written By Gail Dines, President of Culture Reframed, Originally Published by The Boston Globe. What kids aren’t telling parents about porn on social media Adult content is rampant on social media. Here’s what parents need to know. By Gail Dines Pornography today is not your father’s Playboy. Instead of […]

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3 Things “Leaving Neverland” Reveals about Male Childhood Sexual Abuse

By KC Michael Jackson with Jimmy Safechuck, then 10, on Jackson’s tour plane in 1988. Dave Hogan/Getty Images, retrieved from RollingStone.com. TRIGGER WARNING The following post contains explicit descriptions of pornography and alleged child sexual abuse. Leaving Neverland: Exposing the truth of male sexual abuse By Matt Morrissey, a licensed therapist in Chicago, IL By […]

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How Porn Objectifies Men and Harms Male Consumers

By KC It’s no secret that porn objectifies women. But just because porn isn’t beneficial for women in a society that seeks gender equality doesn’t mean it’s positive for men. Studies continue to show that porn harms the brain like a drug and it can result in health issues for men like erectile dysfunction. It […]

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How do Men and Women’s Porn Site Searches Differ?

By KC Did you know “lesbian” porn is the most popular searched for category among women? Every year, Pornhub (PH) publishes its “Year in Review,” an analysis of all the data collected on searches, videos watched, duration on-site, and more. After all, this porn giant receives over 100 million site visits a day—that’s a lot […]

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Will Marriage Solve My Porn Use?

By Craig Gross Hey, it’s Craig here. The question this week, “Will marriage solve my porn problem?” Nope. I’ve been doing this a long time, and that’s one thing I know for sure. A lot of single people think, “I struggle with porn because I can’t have sex.” If you’ve been trying to stay a […]

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How is the Porn Industry Worth Billions of Dollars?

By KC It’s often said that porn is a, “$[Insert random digit here] billion industry.” A recent article published by business news site, Quartz, tends to agree. The article places the industry’s value at anywhere between $6 billion and $97 billion, with the more realistic estimates ranging from $6 billion to $15 billion. Regardless of […]

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10 Things You Should Know about Fight the New Drug

By KC As we celebrate 10 years as a nonprofit organization this month, we want to extend a huge thank you to every single one of our Fighters around the world. Without you, this movement wouldn’t be what it is today. When we officially became a nonprofit back in 2009, we had a dream that […]

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Does the Porn Industry Really Care About Empowering Women?

By KC One of the biggest misconceptions about pornography is that it’s only a “guy issue,” but we know that it’s definitely not an issue that only guys deal with. Statistics actually show that more and more women are watching pornography on a regular basis. Surprised? The reality is, women are sexual beings that can […]

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What’s Up With the Bizarre, Explicit Videos Infiltrating “Kid-Friendly” YouTube Channels?

By KC Cover photo from TubeFilter. YouTube, the world’s largest video-sharing platform, receives an estimated one billion unique visitors each month—that’s almost 3 times the amount of visitors to Netflix, Vimeo, and Hulu combined. While YouTube’s popularity doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, a recent phenomenon is making many people question the […]

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Is It True Once an Addict, Always an Addict?

By Craig Gross Hey guys, in this month’s White Board video you’re going to hear from David and Seth Taylor. These guys are the creators of our My Pilgrimage program. In it, Seth and David bypass surface conversations about addictions and setbacks, opting instead to dive straight underneath them in order to discover how our […]

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How My Secret Porn Obsession Began with Women’s Catalogs

By KC Many people contact Fight the New Drug to share their personal stories about how porn has affected their life or the life of a loved one. We consider these personal accounts very valuable because, while the science and research is powerful within its own right, personal accounts from real people seem to really […]

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