ABOUT THE PODCAST
Consider all of the things you take into account every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful.
Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, damage your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways.
This isn’t some type of moral argument, it’s just something to think about. So consider it. Look both ways, check your blind spots, and consider before consuming. In each episode, we’ll discuss the science and research while interviewing an expert or public figure about their thoughts or personal stories surrounding this topic, all with the goal to help connect people with the information they need to consider the facts before consuming pornography. Episodes will be released every other week for a 5-month season, starting on July 2019.
Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight The New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative, non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, research, and personal accounts.
Fight the New Drug first discovered Garrett when he took it upon himself to run 30 marathons in 30 days—and then rode a bike 3,800 miles across the United States—all to raise awareness on the harms of pornography. Since he has confronted his own battle with pornography, Garrett is dedicated to this fight to educate others. Now, as one of Fight the New Drug’s presenters, Garrett has spoken to more than 10,000 students around the globe about the harmful effects of porn. When Garrett isn’t exploring the outdoors or enjoying a road trip with his wife and three young children, he hosts Fight the New Drug’s first-ever podcast, Consider Before Consuming.
We are a non-religious, non-legislative nonprofit whose mission is simple: to educate individuals on the harms of pornography using only science, facts, and personal accounts so they can make an informed decision regarding pornography.
WHAT WE ARE
We carefully review, summarize, and present peer-reviewed research about pornography in a clear and concise way that’s engaging and easy for Fighters to understand.
Our team presents research in schools and youth forums around the world to educate individuals about the harmful effects of pornography. We also publish research-backed content to help people learn about the harmful effects of pornography.
FTND fights for real love and healthy relationships, including healthy sexual relationships. Thanks to science, we know that porn can negatively affect consumers’ sex lives, which is one of the many reasons we fight against it.
We believe in using education and awareness as tools to empower individuals to make their own educated decisions about pornography.
WHAT WE ARE NOT
As an organization, we do not associate with any faith or belief system, nor do we discuss porn and sexual exploitation from a religious or moral perspective.
We support efforts to protect children from easily accessing hardcore pornography, however, FTND does not work to take away adults’ rights to view legal forms of pornography.
We accept and respect that an individual has the right to develop their own stance on the topic of pornography, whether or not it is consistent with FTND’s position.
We take great care in our presentations, content, and overall influence to be a voice of positivity and hope. We do not use shame or scare tactics, and instead encourage all of our followers to join us in an anti-shaming fight for love.
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Speak out on porn’s proven harms alongside other celebrities and public figures such as actor and comedian Terry Crews, filmmaker and actor Josh Radnor, YouTuber Chaz Smith, and Elaine Bradley, drummer of Neon Trees.