This month, we’re challenging you to try giving up porn. Not for your partner, not as a joke, but really try it for yourself and see what happens. Can you do it?
Articles from "True Story"
“Now, I can tell you that no matter what you’ve gone through, you can always pick up the pieces and grow into a stronger and better person for it.”
“I am a YouTuber who created a video regarding my journey with self-esteem and choosing to wear a bikini on the beach while overweight to battle the negative self-image.”
“I never told this to anyone, but when I was seven, one of the girls who was my neighbor introduced me to it, and then I couldn’t stop looking for it on my own. This girl also assaulted me many times.”
“Before we married we agreed to give each other our passwords, so that there could be no secrecy about the things we did online. What I found broke my heart.”
It started off as magazines and quickly became a collection. A collection that he cared so deeply for that as he progressed to internet porn, he began to save, organize, and label each of the 800 CDs that his mother hid from me.
Behind the scenes of the finished product porn consumers see online, there are literally screams of the girls between scenes often saying things like, “Please stop,” and, “I said I didn’t want to do this,” and, “Please, this hurts,” and, “Hey, don’t do that.”
“I was threatened by agents that attempted to rape me. I was taken advantage of from men offering me scenes after I had sex with them—only to never get the contract.”
“I became hooked to porn as time progressed and the access became more easy. But a strange trend followed me as well: depression.”
Meet Tevan Tobler, a 16-year-old honor student who was the former president of the National Junior Honor Society, a champion high school wrestler, and an active member in his local community. He’s also a victim of sextortion and took his own life as a result.
“I didn’t stop watching pornography for a relationship, and no one had to convince me to stop. I stopped watching for me and my well being.”
“I can’t tell you all how much happier I am since I’ve stopped watching porn…I was so unhappy with my life. It’s a drug, no doubt about it. “