This presentation was given at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation's briefing in the U.S. Capitol entitled "The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda." To learn more, visit: endsexualexploitation.org/freedomagenda/
Based on the research for his 2017 landmark book, How Pornography Harms, Dr. Foubert will highlight several studies that support the conclusion that pornography is a public health hazard of the first order. Based on over 100 studies, Dr. Foubert will draw a direct link between pornography use violence, particularly sexual violence. In doing so, he will reveal arguments made by pro-porn professors to be unfounded. He will also share how pornography reprograms the viewer's brain to think of people as objects. Finally, Dr. Foubert will note the recent dramatic rise in erectile dysfunction connected to pornography use, and suggest the implications of that trend for the sexual health of the millennial generation.
John D. Foubert, Ph.D. is Principal of John D. Foubert, LLC (johnfoubert.com), National President of One in Four (oneinfourusa.org) and Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Foubert is an interdisciplinary scholar with over 50 peer-reviewed publications that have appeared in some of the top ranked journals in Education, Psychology, and Gender Studies. Dr. Foubert has written seven books about the prevention of sexual violence and two about managing life in college residence halls. How Pornography Harms: Today’s Research, Scholarly Perspectives, and Real Life Stories is his 10th book, and the one he hopes will have the broadest appeal to college students, parents, and the public at large.
Dr. Foubert has testified Congress and has been called upon by the White House and the Pentagon for his expertise in rape prevention. He appears in the national media on camera or in print several times a month in outlets such as CNN, NPR, and The New York Times. He blogs for the Huffington Post. Follow him on twitter @JohnFoubert. You can also visit his website at johnfoubert.com and email him a firstname.lastname@example.org.