Introducing Consider Before Consuming
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, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in unhealthy ways. Consider Before Consuming is inviting you to consider the potential negative consequences of pornography—while also considering the benefits of a life free from porn and its influences. This isn’t about moral arguments, it’s about considering the facts. So consider it. Look both ways, check your blind spots, and consider before consuming.
GARRETT: What is up people. I’m Garrett Jonsson and you’re listening to consider before consuming podcasts by fight the new drug.
Okay, so think about it. Think about everything that you take into consideration every day to 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 impact for yourself and the ones you love in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and contributes to changing the world in negative ways.
Whether you’re joining us for education and prevention or healing and hope, our goal is to bring you value by compiling interviews with people from around the globe. We’ll sit down with experts, influencers, advocates, and people with personal accounts.
WILLIAM STRUTHERS: As a brain scientist, one of the things that I know is that the brain is an organ that modifies itself. So what pornography is doing for a lot of young people is it’s coming in at a time when they’re at this very vulnerable state neurologically. And so what it does is it plants this seed of what’s appropriate. What’s possible?
CLAY OLSEN: How is this impacting our generation and generations to come? Like, what is this issue really? And that put us on this path of, of exploration and understanding where the conclusion was, oh my goodness, we need to talk about this.
MAHRI IRVINE: So when we think about sex trafficking, we think about uh, someone being forced to engage in some kind of sexual behavior due to force, fraud or coercion.
PHILIP ZIMBARDO: You know, it’s a paradox, when it starts out the porn is turning you on and the more porn you watch, the less likely you are to get aroused.
FREDA BUSH: Pornography is self centered. It is immediate gratification. That’s not love.
GARRETT: And our team at considered before consuming is dedicated to shining a light on love and human connection and exposing its hollow counterfeit. This podcast is brought to you by Fight the New Drug.
Fight the New Drug is a non-religious non-legislative nonprofit raising awareness and educating about the harmful effects of pornography using only science facts and personal accounts. The goal is to encourage individuals to make informed decisions, informed decisions about porn. But we’re not just inviting you to consider the potential negative consequences of pornography, but also the benefits to a life free of pornography and its influence.
Episodes drop beginning July 10th, 2019. You can subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. So join us every other week as we consider how pornography can negatively impact individuals, relationships, and society as a whole.
This isn’t about moral arguments, it’s about considering the facts. So consider it. Look both ways, check your blind spots and consider before consuming.
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