Anti-Porn group uses "science" to educate

Posted by David Gomez

The anti-porn group Fight The New Drug is trying to use scientific claims to get people to stop watching porn. Good luck guys.

Fight The New Drug says that as politicians are ramping up their campaign efforts and as clergy members are addressing their congregations, pornography is sure to come up, but not in a sexual way. They say that in a time when the fear of lost freedoms is high, Fight The New Drug is addressing the issue with a very different tone:

"You possess the constitutional right to produce it, view it, and buy it ... but once you know the risks, you might not want to," they said.

Now, anti-pornography movement isn't new, but Fight The New Drug is confronting the issue from a new direction, using science as their primary spokesman.

"Few people have ever approached this issue from the perspective of education alone," said Cam Lee, co-founder at Fight The New Drug. "When we educate them about the physical and physiological dangers of pornography, people really start to listen, regardless of their political or religious affiliation."

Ah, the dangers of tennis elbow and unrealistic sexual expectations.

Fight The New Drug says that much of their recent publicity is because of their lack of political or religious affiliations.

"We took this charged issue and left the realm of morality and legislation and simply focused on education using science, facts, and personal accounts," said Clay Olsen, another one of the four founding members. "This is a far bigger problem than most of us realize and it goes much deeper than politics or religion."

FTND asks followers to be part of a community that seeks to better understand the risks of pornography without passing judgment or condemnation.

"We don't support the usage of pornography, just like we don't condone drug usage, but we certainly don't want to belittle those who find themselves using pornography," said Olsen. "We're here to share what we know and help others make their own educated decisions about the risks of pornography."

In February 2011, they had their first high school assembly, drawing a large crowd of students and parents interested in their message. In March they established the first FTND college chapter at Utah State University. In June, they will be hosting a concert in Salt Lake City to help promote their cause.

"This is a rough subject so we try and have fun in our events to encourage people to participate," said Cam.

So, there's a new group that trying to fight pornography like it's a crack cocaine epidemic. And they "claim" that they have no religious affiliation. It sounds like the religious nuts of the world have gone undercover.

What do you guys think? Are the physical and mental dangers of porn ruining our great society? Has porn ever ruined the life of someone who wasn't already a total loser? I doubt it.

Check out their website for a few laughs. Maybe you can join up and help them help others end their "porn addiction".