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The Strong Connection Between the Porn Industry and Sex Trafficking

Updated: Nov 18, 2020


Month: October 2019



More and more research is connecting the growth of the porn industry, with the continuing crisis of sex trafficking. As internet access mainstreams and makes porn more and more accessible, experts are beginning to see a causal relationship with the increased demand for sex trafficking.


Those that support the porn industry as a legitimate entertainment industry see actors working in this arena as engaging in consensual activities where they are paid for their performances. Fact checking does not back up this assertion. Many of the “entertainers” are victims of sex trafficking. They are underage and are being forced to engage in these sexual acts for the camera. The dramatic growth of this industry online, specifically with our nation’s youth, is a harbinger of an increase in sex trafficking.


More and more we must understand that supporting industries such as porn and prostitution are only leading to more and more children being trafficked and sexually exploited. #StopTheDemand


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Porn Industry & Sex Trafficking


How to Talk about Human Trafficking

It seems like more and more of you are hard-pressed to turn on the news and not find a story about human trafficking.  In the past couple of months, we’ve seen headlines about labor trafficking and sex trafficking. Those headlines may resonate with you or it might be something you read and not think much about, but it is a conversation we need to be having.  


We need to be talking about this with our friends and our family, but discussing this topic may make us feel uncomfortable.  


So how do you talk about this subject? 


  1. First, understand the stories. Read the news and the stories from multiple sources to get the facts and to educate yourself on the who, what, when, where, why, and how.

  2. Make it age-appropriate. You can still talk about human trafficking with your younger children, you just have to frame it in a way that they will understand. My nine-year-old daughter understands that there are bad people who make bad decisions and hurt others. She understands what force, fraud and coercion are but she may say they made me do it, they tricked me or they’re going to tattle on me.  Awareness is the best prevention.  

  3. Continue the conversations.  Too often we forget to keep talking about hard subjects if they’re not right in front of us. Don’t be afraid to point out stuff and continue the conversation by saying what they did is wrong or what they are doing is wrong. Be alert. If you See Something, Say Something

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