Porn: The Fuel for Sex-Trafficking

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Porn: The Fuel for Sex-Trafficking

This post is number three in a series, listed below.

The other reason (Read the first reason here, The Brain and Sex: Good and Bad News).

I’m telling you this is because of  The Dark Secret Happening Amongst Us: pornography is a major driving force in the demand for sex-trafficking. In my research and work, I’ve discovered that many people involved in pornography are compelled to act out what they see. Pornography is progressive. It’s addictive qualities act similar to narcotics on the brain. Like drug users who need to take more and more of the drug, or move to stronger drugs to get the same level of chemical release, porn users are compelled to move through increasingly harder core pornography to experience the same level of chemical release. This can eventually lead to acting out the perverted fantasies on others. Mary Anne Layden, PhD, in her study, “Pornography and Violence, A New Look At Research” confirms that rapists, sexual abusers, child molesters, and those who use prostitutes, all showed higher rates of viewing hard core pornography.

As the making, producing, selling, buying, and viewing of pornography has increased, so has the violence against women in rape, date rape, forced sex and sexual abuse in relationships and marriages. In addition, we’ve seen an increase in child pornography, sexual abuse against children, and now in the selling of humans for sex…the sex-slave industry.

The Church’s Demand for Sex-Trafficking

So what does this have to do with the church?

It may be hard to imagine that our involvement in the secret viewing of pornography actually fuels sex-trafficking. None of us would ever want to be involved in sex-trafficking. Not this unbelievable horror happening on our watch. Not this great evil. But the truth is. . . when we buy or view pornography, we create a demand for it.

As the viewing increases, the demand rises. . .

As the demand rises…more women and children become victims to meet the demand.

As more porn is created, more people will view it. And round and round it goes. . .

But if that doesn’t hit home, maybe this will…

  • Like a thief in the night, porm slithers through our doors, our screens, our modems, and goes after our children and teens and now they become the newest victims of addiction. . . and eventually porn consumers repeating the cycle of demand.
  • And then our precious children (church raised) become young adults, and get married, believing that their porn addiction has preserved their virginity and won’t follow them into their marriage.
  • But it does—and the promise of the great sex they believed would happen -because they ‘saved sex for marriage’- doesn’t happen—which just increases their porn use…
  • And the cycle repeats with our next generation…

The Fuel for Sex-Trafficking

You and I want to see the end of sex-trafficking. And fortunately, there are many ways we can start; awareness being the most urgent one of them.

God is calling us, His church, the church, our church, my church, me. . . to wholeness and purity in the area of sex. Eliminating the demand for sex-trafficking starts with us, the church. As we raise the bar for sexual purity in our own lives, marriages, and homes, we begin the charge that eliminates the demand for the victims that pornography creates.

And when God calls us to change the world. . . He always starts by changing us.

Previous in this series:

The Brain and Sex

The Brain and Sex: Good and Bad News

Pornography’s Demand: Help & Hope

More Info and Help . . .

by Barb Wilson

Porn Resource Page: FamilyLife Canada

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Related Topics:

The Connection Between Sex Trafficking and Pornography

Connecting the Dots Between Sex Trafficking and Pornography

My Husband Sold Me into Porn

Pornography, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking and the Subjecthood of Women

Human Trafficking and Pornography

Disturbing Link Between Porn and Sex Crimes

Written by Barbara Wilson Psy.D.

Barbara Wilson Psy.D.

Barbara Wilson is the founder of Freedom Bound Communications, a ministry that brings healing and hope to those with a sexual past. She speaks internationally, as well as on radio and television to youth and adults with her message of sexual bonding and healing. Released from a past of her own, Barbara shares her journey to healing in her books, The Invisible Bond: How to Break Free From Your Sexual Past and Kiss Me Again; Restoring Lost Intimacy In Marriage, (both published by Multnomah Waterbrook, a division of Random House Publications). Barbara has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in order to equip her to further her work in the area of trauma recovery as well as the fight against sex-trafficking both locally and abroad. Having the opportunity to help those who’ve experienced trauma or abuse (including sexually-exploited women) process their pasts and reclaim their confidence and worth as well as their goals and dreams is a great passion for Barbara and something she hopes to continue to do in her future ministry.
Barbara and her husband are active members of multi-campus Bayside Covenant Church in Sacramento, California where she offers a bible study that leads men and women to God’s forgiving, healing power for past sexual choices, abuse and trauma.

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