Over the last decade, an overwhelming amount of science and research has come out on the topic of pornography and its effects on the viewer. To help bring some clarity to the issue, we’ve spoken with a number of experts who have focused on studying the harms of pornography. Below you will find interviews with leaders in various fields that we have compiled over the past several years.

Dr. Gail Dines, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies, Wheelock College
Founding President, Culture Reframed

Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, LMSW, Ph.D.

Founding Executive Director, Center for Combating Human Trafficking, Wichita State University

Dr. John D. Foubert, Ph.D.

Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Oklahoma State University
National President, One in Four
Author, How Pornography Harms

Dr. Simone Kühn

Neuroscientist & Psychologist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Dr. Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist and Director of Education at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Donald Hilton, M.D.

Neurosurgeon, University of Texas, San Antonio

Ernie Allen

Founder, Former President & CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

Taina Bien-Aimé

Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking In Women (CATW)

Dr. Melissa Farley, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Prostitution Research & Education

Dr. William Struthers, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Wheaton College

Donna M. Hughes

Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, University of Rhode Island

Cordelia Anderson

MA Founder & Principal, Sensibilities Prevention Services

Dr. Carolyn West Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington

Dr. Jill Manning, Ph. D.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Partner Specialist

Ed Smart

Vice President, Elizabeth Smart Foundation

Joseph Prud’homme

Professor of Political Science, Washington College