“Sex traffickers are motivated by one thing,” Dr. Shively said. “They are trying to make money. It’s a market, a business, and the commodity is people. You only generate the supply—the people—if there is demand, and without demand, there is no motivation whatsoever to come up with that supply.”
OnlyFans claims to have age verification systems in place to prevent any form of CSAM from being uploaded to the site, but time and time again, these systems have reportedly been proven to be very inadequate.
Around the US, researchers are focusing on the issue of sex trafficking and doing their best to raise awareness to both educators and students.
We’re not claiming all porn is nonconsensual. Some is and some isn’t, and when you watch it there’s no way to know which is which.
The issue of sex trafficking is not a myth, but there are myths about sex trafficking. If you want to get as involved as you can in helping rescue victims and advocate for survivors, start with factual information that is supported by anti-trafficking experts and survivor-led organizations.
Sex trafficking, abuse, and other forms of exploitation blend in with what’s mainstream and normalized in our porn-obsessed society.
In preparation to be exploited, the pregnant woman was forced to wear lingerie and pose for pictures that were then shared with porn sites.
Sex trafficking is a global issue made worse by pornography. Any form of sexual exploitation only fuels the demand for the sex trade as a whole, writes. Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm.
Sex trafficking shares a variety of symbiotic connections to porn. Even in the production of mainstream porn, sex trafficking can still occur—and it happens more often than most people think.
The perception of what trafficking victims look like can often jump to mind: young, foreign, female. There are many victims of trafficking like her, but she’s not the only one. Men and boys can be trafficked, too.
For anyone who is invested in the fight against child trafficking, here are a few commonly-used acronyms that are essential to know.
As a popular mainstream porn performer, Alia experienced trafficking, abuse, and exploitation, eventually leaving the industry on her own terms.