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Change Begins With One: 13 Ways to Get Involved This #NoPornovember

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This #NoPornovember is all about recognizing the individuals who inspire themselves, their relationships, their communities, and our world to be porn-free. Click here to check out what this month is all about, and remember that Change Begins With One.

#NoPornovember is here, and it’s off to an amazing start! On Day 1, we activated the #NoPornovember challenges, and released the much-anticipated limited edition merch! Needless to say, this year’s annual month-long awareness is going to bring the movement to more people than ever, but we need your help.

We want to give you some tips and resources so you can join the party all November long. All month we’ll be releasing new content and unveiling new ways that people around the world can change the conversation about pornography. And don’t forget about our annual #RepTheMovement Day on Friday, November 22!

Here are 13 ways you can be a part of changing the conversation this month:

1. Join our #NoPornovember challenges

Take part in one of our two challenges to learn more about the movement and change perceptions about porn. It’s an event that’s happening all month long, so check out our landing page keep up with everything!

•Change Begins With One Challenge: For Fighters who want to speak up and create real change! We challenge you to check out our Get The Facts articles this month to become well-rounded in your knowledge of what we’re fighting for. Share, repost, or retweet something that speaks to you. Help others get educated by bringing the movement to them.

•30 Days Without Porn Challenge: Have you ever thought about giving up porn for good? Try it this month for 30 days to see what can happen. Feeling like you need some support to accomplish it? Our friends at Fortify can help! Fortify is an online recovery platform dedicated to helping individuals find lasting freedom from pornography. Learn, connect, and track your recovery journey. Plus, it’s now free to use! Try it out for #NoPornovember. What do you have to lose?

For more details, visit fightthenewdrug.org/nopornovember. And make sure to follow FTND on Facebook, InstagramTwitterPinterest, and YouTube!

2. Film a submission for our Fighter Pledge video

This year is our 10th as an organization. 10th! That’s one whole decade of fighting for real love. And 5 million Fighters later, we’re continuing to grow and spread across the globe. To commemorate our 10th year, we want to celebrate the people who made it happen: you, our Fighters. One of the ways we’re doing that this month is to make a video compilation of as many people as possible saying the Fighter Pledge. If you haven’t signed the Pledge, you can do that now by clicking here.

The pledge details what it means to be a Fighter, and adds you to our global army of supporters so you can get updates on how to get more involved in the movement. Join the fight and help us spread the word that porn affects the consumer, damages relationships, and negatively affects society as a whole.

If you want to be in our video, follow these steps below:

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Most importantly, we need to be able to hear you without any noise in the background.
  2. Be sure to wear your Fighter gear and display it clearly.
  3. Please film with your camera set up horizontally and have your hands empty! (So set the camera on a tripod or have a friend film you)
  4. Speak to and look at the camera! Try not to read the pledge. If you don’t have it memorized, put a paper with it right next to the camera and say each sentence right to the camera.
  5. Have fun! 
  6. How to submit:  
    a) Send in a direct message on Instagram @fightthenewdrug
    OR
    b) Submit via Google Form https://ftnd.org/pledgevideo

Let’s get it, Fighters! Learn more about the Fighter Pledge https://fightthenewdrug.org/fighter-pledge/

3. Donate to Fight the New Drug and get a messenger bag as a thank you!

We would not be where we are today without the incredible, continued support of our worldwide network of Fighters. All of your donations to this fight for love are tax-deductible in the U.S. and directly used to develop new resources, translate materials, and reach more people around the world.

As an extra “thank you” for your support, donations made during #NoPornovember will receive one (1) FREE messenger bag from our friends at Elios! Click this link and use code FTNDFB at checkout to redeem your bag from Elios: ftnd.org/elios

4. RSVP to our #RepTheMovement event on Facebook.

Fighters, get ready to sport your favorite Fighter gear on #RepTheMovement Day! On Friday, November 22nd, you and 5 million other Fighters have the option to rep one of our conversation-starting tees, or a tee from another organization whose message resonates with you, to educate others on the harms of pornography and sexual exploitation.

Remember to tag us on social media (@fightthenewdrug) and use #RepTheMovement and #NoPornovember wherever you post on November 22nd! Don’t have Fighter gear yet? There’s still time! Get 10% OFF your entire order when you use code REP19 at checkout: ftnd.org/shop

Not sure what to say when someone asks “what does ‘Porn Kills Love’ mean?” and other questions about your Fighter gear? Check out this guide: ftnd.org/gearguide

For more inspiration on how to get involved during #NoPornovember, visit ftnd.org/npn! RSVP to our Facebook event by clicking HERE:

5. Host a screening of our three-part docuseries

For the last few years, we’ve traveled around the world and interviewed experts and former porn performers, and captured real stories and experiences from those who have struggled with porn.

Last #NoPornovember, we launched our first-ever three-part documentary series: Brain, Heart, World. Now, we’re inviting our Fighters everywhere to host screenings at their homes, apartments, universities, or even just with your family. Click here to watch the film for free and invite others to join you!

Given the ever-growing body of research, it can no longer be denied that repeated porn exposure has a tangible effect on consumers, and is connected to declining relationship satisfaction as well as various forms of exploitation. This isn’t a moral argument, it’s simply something to consider given the facts. Brain, Heart, World exists to provide people with the opportunity to make an educated decision regarding pornography by highlighting its documented neurological, relational, and societal harmful effects.

Watch the trailer for the whole series, right here:

And click below to explore the documentary series website:

Brain Heart World

6. Go through our Let’s Talk About Porn conversation resource

Want to have a conversation with porn with someone, but you’re not sure how or when? We’ve got your back! Look no further than our site, Let’s Talk About Porn – A Conversation Blueprint.

Every day, for the last 10 years, we’ve been messaged and emailed by countless individuals from all around the world, asking how they can start conversations about porn with loved ones or strangers. No matter who you might want to talk to for what reason concerning porn, this resource is for you. We’ve got interactive conversation guides for parents, partners, friends, kids, and strangers. Explore the site by clicking the image below!

7. Try giving up porn for 30 days, as part of our #NoPornovember challenge

This #NoPornovember, we’re actually encouraging people to give up porn for 30 days and see what happens. Get it? No porn November = #NoPornovember. If you’re interested in doing this challenge, but you’re not entirely sure where to start, check out our friends at Fortify.

Fortify is a science-based recovery tool to help individuals quit pornography through comprehensive training, real-time analytics, and interactive support so that more people can find greater happiness and lasting love.

For·ti·fy literally means to make strong, or stronger. To strengthen a place, making it defensible and more secure. To impart physical strength or endurance to; invigorate or reinforce someone mentally or physically.
Fortify is an online support community for men and women—young and old—seeking lasting freedom from porn. In addition to a series of instructional videos and accompanying training, Fortify offers many opportunities for individuals to share insights and stories together. Free versions of the platform are available for both youth and adults.
8. Get limited edition Fighter gear

Each #NoPornovember we release a limited edition tee to commemorate our activism and remind our Fighters that change begins with one.

In 2015, it was a teal “Porn Kills Love” colorway. In 2016, we launched a charcoal and metallic gold design that sold out in one day, and then brought it back for good in 2017. In 2017, we introduced our first ever 80’s/90’s inspired PKL design. And last year, for the 5th anniversary of our “Porn Kills Love” classic red tee, we released a special edition blackout tee.

This year, we released not one but two exclusive limited tees to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our organization and our ripple effect around the world! Check them out:

But hurry—they’re selling out fast! Each year, our tees have sold out, and once they’re gone, they are gone!

9. Join the Street Team

Consider this. Thanks to decades of studies from major institutions, there is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts of pornography consumption for individuals, relationships, and society.

Why not apply the same consideration we have for what we consume and do to something that could very well actually be harming us and those we love? Why not consider the science that says porn is harmful before saying “yes” to consuming it?

This is not some sort of moral argument, it’s just something to think about. So, give it a minute, and consider the risks. Consider before consuming.

This #NoPornovember is all about “Changing the Conversation” about porn, and there is perhaps no better way to do that than joining our global Street Team or grabbing an exclusive Rock the Basics kit. When you become a Street Team Fighter (kit pictured below), or rep a Rock the Basics kit, you go a step further and become the movement.

By joining the team or grabbing a kit, you get the amazing opportunity to make a real and meaningful impact in this fight, right in your own city. We’ll send you some rad gear that you can wear, post, and share. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple act to help start a conversation. Get started—become a foot soldier in the fight for love by grabbing this information-packed kit or joining the Porn Kills Love Street Team! Plus, you get gear that can’t be found separately in our store.

10. Listen to our podcast, Consider Before Consuming

Until now, we’ve created resources including conversation-starting apparelthought-provoking video campaignssocial images and infographics to spark conversations on social mediaover 1,000 blog posts to help educate the millions of people visiting every year, and our brand new three-part docuseries that’s great for all ages and free to watchWe also give interactive and age-appropriate school presentations.

Now, we’re adding a new resource to our growing resources: Fight the New Drug’s first-ever podcast.

Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. But, we’re not just inviting you to consider the potential negative consequences of pornography but also the benefits to a life free of porn and its influence.

In each episode of Consider Before Consuming, we’ll discuss the science and research behind the negative effects of pornography so we can better understand the issue and help connect people with the facts they need to make an informed decision on porn.

Our host, Garrett Jonsson, will interview an expert, public figure, survivor, or fellow Fighter about their thoughts or personal experience surrounding this topic in each unique episode. You might laugh, you might cry, but you’ll definitely think about how porn influences the world around you.

Click below to listen now!

Podcast - Listen

11. Join the Fighter Club

If you consider yourself a dedicated Fighter, our exclusive Fighter Club is the place for you. As a nonprofit, we rely on cool people just like you to help take the movement to the next level. By partnering with us monthly to support this movement, you will make an incredibly valuable contribution that helps us to more effectively educate youth and advocate for awareness across the globe.

The support from Fighter Club members directly fund our awareness campaign around the world and even help those struggling with pornography for as little as $10 a month. By being a member of the Fighter Club (FC), you’ll get all-exclusive Secret Store access with merch only available for FC members, early access to all Fighter Gear, store discounts, insider reports, news updates from the frontlines of the movement, and more.

Every #NoPornovember, FC members are granted early access to the limited edition ‘Porn Kills Love’ tee, and were able to grab it before it went public. Whatever is going on behind-the-scenes with FTND, you’ll be the first to know about it. (Plus, these exclusive FC t-shirts can’t be purchased in our online store, but we’ll send you one when you sign up for the club!)

FC fighter club

12. Bring Us To You

Fight the New Drug provides informative and entertaining presentations that inspire students to join thousands of others around the world who avoid pornography, while speaking openly about a typically uncomfortable topic.  The facts are presented in an interactive and exciting way to help teens get the facts! Get more info and book a presentation HERE.

13. Rep the Movement – especially on November 22nd!

Rep the Movement Day is on Friday, November 22nd! But never fear, we won’t judge you if you rep your Fighter gear all month long before then. (Especially considering how we’ll have Black Friday pricing on merch all month long!)

After all, we’re all about sparking conversations whenever possible. Not only can you spread the word by spreading facts online, you can also do it with a bold statement that will turn heads and start thoughtful conversations. Our online store is full of powerful tees with even more powerful messages, and we just debuted more last month and on November 1! From apparel to sticker packs to posters, we’ve got you covered with the latest and trendiest ways to rep the movement.

Shop our online store HERE to show the world that you fight for love, and spark meaningful conversations in your community.

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