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A Science-Based Case for Ending the Porn Epidemic—Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry


French journalist Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (known to his readers as PEG) was once skeptical about the “hyperbolic warnings about the perils of pornography” coming from his Evangelical and progressive feminist friends. A deep dive into the latest scientific research has changed his mind. “I have become deadly serious,” writes PEG in this important article.


PEG marshals the most recent data for a truly science-based case showing the dangers of online pornography. "I wanted to be as precise as possible about what we can know scientifically about porn, with a high degree of certainty, versus things we can strongly suspect, albeit not prove."


PEG shows how porn has dramatically changed in the past fifteen years. Couple the advent of free YouTube-like porn sites since 2006 with the proliferation of smartphones since 2007 and you end up with an unprecedented public health issue. Forget about magazines under the bed. xThis ubiquitous new porn delivery system combines with hardwired features of the human brain to make it “uniquely addictive, on par with any drug you might name—and uniquely destructive."


Find out how in “A Science-Based Case for Ending the Porn Epidemic”. This might seem an odd choice for the final section of our newsletter, but it could be the most practically important thing you read as we enter this new decade, especially if you live and work with children or teenagers.

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