The Porn Industry Kills…

Whether or not pornography is good for a culture or not is a complicated topic. On the one hand the right to print and view porn is a free speech issue, and on the other hand it can be a human rights issue.  Many young men and women die every year due to overdose, suicide, homicide, and accidents due to the torment they are going through working in porn films.   

Although I don’t have an answer about what is “right” and what is “wrong” where the availability of porn is concerned, former porn actress, Shelley Luben does.  She has created a crusade to help people get out of the porn industry.  Her site does anything but glamorize an industry that chews people up and spits them out. 

Watching porn is not a victimless crime. Porn Addiction Los Angeles

Eleven porn porn stars died from HIV, suicide, homicide and drugs in 2007.
Between 2003 and 2005, 976 performers were reported with 1,153 positive STD results.
66% of porn performers have Herpes, a non-curable disease.

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Male Survivor International Conference

The National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization is a unique organization for male survivors; their family and friends who want to convey their support; as well as professionals who work with, and advocate for them.

The MaleSurvivor 2007 International Conference entitled Relief, Recovery, and Restoration: Helping Men Heal from Sexual Abuse will be held on October 25-28, 2007.  The event will take place at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City .  The 2007 international conference promises to be an exciting one so mark the date.

The Male Survivor International Conference is intended for male survivors and their loved ones; clinical and social service professionals; lawyers, law enforcement professionals, and legal advocates; and researchers, educators, and students.

By May, information regarding the Pre-conference Training Institutes, plenary and featured speakers, and concurrent workshops, as well as the cost for the conference and hotel accommodations will be posted on their website.

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Tantra For Sexual Abuse Survivors

Often sexual abuse survivors have difficulty embracing sex and sexuality in healthy, loving ways because sex was used to harm them.  Sexual abuse often causes people to have a shame-based sense of sex.  This prohibits the survivor from reclaiming and restoring their sexuality, and can be very challenging for their partners who often feel confused about how to approach the survivor. Sex Therapy Los Angeles

On Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stephen L. Braveman, MFT and Francesca Gentile will present a workshop called:

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Professional Therapy NEVER Includes Sex

Fortunately, we have very strict professional guidelines for therapists in this country that are meant to protect patients from harm.  Sometimes therapists can overstep boundaries and cause harm due to their own unresolved issues and problems.

If your therapist EVER suggests sexual contact between the two of you, you should ALWAYS say no and immediately report the incident to the therapist’s licensing board.

The reason for this is that extensive research has led to recognition of the extensive harm that therapist-client sex can produce. Nevertheless, research suggests that perpetrators account for about 4.4% of therapists (7% of male therapists; 1.5% of female therapists) when data from national studies are pooled.

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