We live in a world that needs to see concrete numbers to legitimize an issue. Unfortunately, those numbers are hard to come by—but here are the facts.
Articles from "Sex Trafficking"
If you hate the idea of sex trafficking, if it is shocking and horrible to you, then consider what millions of people consume around the world every day.
Often, sexual images taken by a young person and sent to who they consider a “friend” online, are posted online without their consent.
Some traffickers act as directors or talent agents who lure in victims by modeling opportunities or other schemes, then force them into making porn.
Pornhub reportedly profits from nonconsensual videos and real rape tapes—here are the latest examples they don’t want consumers to know about.
Much like “traditional” online porn as we think of it today, there are willing and unwilling participants in the camming side of the sex industry.
Around the US, researchers are focusing on the issue of sex trafficking and doing their best to raise awareness to both educators and students.
If someone is forced, manipulated into, or threatened into performing any sex act in exchange for money, safety, or to evade punishment, this is trafficking. It can be situational—it doesn’t have to be a lifetime of sex slavery.
Many victims of deepfakes and revenge porn suffer similar trauma as sexual assault survivors. If this is your story, we invite you to take comfort in the following options.
“Do you use porn when you are feeling tense, lonely, bored, and withdrawn, or do you use porn when you are feeling happy, proud, well-liked, confident?”
These signs can appear anywhere in any context, whether it’s someone you know or not. It’s better to report something that isn’t actually trafficking than to avoid reporting when it actually is.
The reality is, when it comes to the “decision” to enter the commercial sex industry, the issue of choice is not as simple as it might seem.