IS PORN EMPOWERING TO THE WOMEN INVOLVED?

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There is a prevailing belief in our culture that porn is not only harmless, but empowering to the women involved. The line of thinking goes something like this:   “Women in porn are consenting adults, doing this by choice. They are empowered by virtue of their sexually liberation. And good for them for using what ‘God gave them’ to get …

Beauty and Brainwashing

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In elementary school, my childhood best friend and I would flip through the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine and call “dibs” on the body parts we wanted. We played a game where the first person to call out a particular feature “won” the right to that feature.

How Porn Affects the Brain

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by Anna Malika There is no way around it—overcoming a struggle with pornography is a strenuous and sometimes a never-ending battle. Due to the fact that some of you have never experienced the thought process of someone recovering from pornography, here is a taste of it: A man turns on his computer to research where to vacation with his wife …

7 Negative Effects of Porn

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I found this to be a very informative, research based assessment of some of the negative effects of porn.   In the US, we are spending over $3,000 a second on porn… I think it is worth taking some time to consider how this might be affecting us… 7 Negative Effects of Porn by BJ Stockman   This is a …

SEXPO IN SOUTH AFRICA: Outreach Update

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Check out this Sexpo outreach update from a  Treasures-trained outreach in South Africa!!!     LOVED.VALUED.PURPOSED Our first year at Sexpo as Cherished and it was an amazing time to share God’s love with everyone there, especially the industry girls working at the show. Our stand was a peaceful, beautiful place to hang out away from some of the hustle and bustle of sexpo. Some …

Update from the Porn Capital

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In 2010, with the help of our supporters, Treasures set out to secure our new office space in the middle of the porn capital of the world.   Our intention has been to build relationships, develop a stronger presence in the adult industry, and to practice “loving our neighbor as ourselves”.   I am happy to say that we have …

Porn Healthcare Clinic Re-Opens

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Porn Healthcare Clinic Re-Opens AIM, the HIV testing clinic that caters to the porn industry reopened late last week after being shut down by the Department of Health on December 9th.  This is pretty timely considering the Treasures support group starts tonight in our new office right next door!  While the Treasures office move and construction is still in progress, …

Former Porn Actress' Exposé

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My friend and fellow Treasure wrote the following paper on porn for a class she is taking.  She combines true life experience and empirical data to paint a thought provoking picture of the lure of the porn industry and the realities behind it. The Lure of Pornography by Dorian Tardiff For many young women, the fantasy of the porn lifestyle …

Are You in Love with a Sex Addict?

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  Sex addiction is a family issue.  By definition, sex addiction is a “problem in which one engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior despite increasing negative consequences to one’s self or others (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy).  More often than not, the negative consequences the sexually addicted person suffers impact the people they love just …