A current, ever-growing database dedicated to the research on the harmful effects of pornography.

Pornography can harm in three ways.


The scientific community is still researching whether porn use should be categorized as an addiction, compulsion, or habit; a percentage of those dealing with heavy porn use have been shown to experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, isolation, and other indicators of mental and emotional distress.


Perhaps the largest influence that pornography has on the general public is the potential it has to influence expectations regarding sexuality, and the tendency it has to alter attitudes and perceptions regarding many aspects of relationships and intimacy in general.


Enough evidence has validated the concern surrounding pornography and the ties it has to global issues such as sexual violence, human sex trafficking, and prostitution that it warrants a closer examination of how pornography and how these wider societal trends intertwine.