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Think about all of the things you consider 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 negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider ...
 
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Trigger warning: Graphic descriptions of sex acts and porn videos are discussed during this conversation. Sebastian is a Fighter from Madrid, Spain, who has been struggling with pornography from a young age. He was eight when he was first exposed to porn when he and his friends searched for it out of curiosity, and by the time he was 12 years old, …
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss mainstream internet porn, porn addiction, porn-induced erectile dysfunction, sexuality, suicide ideation, and some graphic language is used. Listener discretion is advised. Like most adolescents in the world today, Gabe was exposed to hardcore porn well before the age of 18. What started as a hab…
 
Meet Annie, Fight the New Drug’s 2019 Fighter of the Year. Annie has one of the coolest and most impactful backstories of getting involved with our organization that we’ve encountered to date. As a junior in college, Annie did some incredible things on her campus to start important conversations about the harms of porn and take away the stigma of s…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss betrayal trauma, sex addiction, and child pornography. Listener discretion is advised. Maddie Corman started her career as a child actor in the 1980s, growing to become an American film and television actor appearing in over 25 films. But Maddie’s world was rocked when her television director hus…
 
Meet Canadian activist Sathiya. After facing his own struggle with pornography, Sathiya created DeepClean, a program build to help men experience long-term freedom from pornography through a systematic process. Sathiya talks with podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, about his own struggle with pornography, how it negatively impacted different areas of hi…
 
Think pornography consumption is just a “guy” problem? Meet Emma, a 19-year-old cosmetology student who was just 11 when she was first exposed to pornography. By the time she was 12, she says she consumed it multiple times a day on the iPod Touch her parents gave her. Her uncontrollable porn habit was also accompanied by feelings of shame and worth…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Jose has experienced so much in his life that would be unimaginable for many. While growing up in a small town in Texas, Jose was terrified to come out as gay to his family—particularly his physically and mentally abusive fath…
 
Jay Taylor is a social worker dedicated to social justice and equality initiatives. Taylor has worked in anti-human trafficking, community health centers, young men’s restorative programing, psychiatric hospitals, university wellness centers, and as an adjunct college professor. His involvement with men’s issues began when he worked with men in ant…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss racism and sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised. Dr. Carolyn M. West is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington where she teaches courses on human sexuality, family violence, sex crimes, and sexual violence. She is nationally recognized for her scholarship on…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised. You may know Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge in the hugely popular Warner Bros and Netflix critically acclaimed hit television series Riverdale. To some, the Chicago native is an actress, but to others she’s a hero. After learning about the rampa…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking, self-harm, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Elizabeth grew up in a wealthy neighborhood with a seemingly normal and loving family. But unbeknownst to her friends, teachers, and even eventually her husband, Elizabeth was a victim of familial trafficking from a…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss suicide ideation, and child abuse. Listener discretion is advised. This week’s guest is Titania Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer at Bark Technologies. Bark specializes in an affordable, award-winning dashboard that proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social netwo…
 
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH TERRY CREWS HERE. Terry Crews is perhaps best known for his hilarious bicep-bulging Old Spice videos, but since achieving viral YouTube fame, Terry has gone on to become a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He has starred in hit TV series such as Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and is featured in pop…
 
Trigger warning: During this episode we discuss child sexual abuse- listener discretion is advised. This week’s interview is with Jay Stringer. Jay is a licensed mental health counselor from Seattle, WA, the author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, and the creator of the Unwanted Sexual Behavior Self-Assessment that gui…
 
Think porn is just a “guy” problem? Think again. This week’s conversation is with Claire, a former compulsive porn consumer and anti-porn activist. Claire stumbled across porn at a young age and what started as a natural curiosity to sexuality turned into a compulsive behavior to watch more, more often, and a more hardcore version. It wasn’t until …
 
For this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we sat down with Shanelle Connell. Shanelle is an entrepreneur, actress, dating coach, and social media influencer. During our conversation, Shanelle discusses the importance of critical thinking and why she is both anti-porn and sex-positive. In this episode, there are great tips about how to be tactf…
 
Trigger warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of child sex abuse- listener discretion is advised. Full disclosure: the topics discussed in this episode are heavy, but absolutely essential to consider when it comes to protecting children in our community. In this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we sat down with Sexual Assault Nurse…
 
Trigger warning: During this conversation we discuss infidelity, betrayal trauma, and suicide ideation- listener discretion is advised. Shawn is a husband, father, yogi, and a student of overall wellness. He is also a recovering sex and porn addict. After being exposed to pornography at a very young and impressionable age, Shawn found himself grapp…
 
Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of child sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised. This week’s interview is with exploitation and trafficking survivor turned UCLA honor student, Harmony (Dust) Grillo. Today, Harmony is the founder of Treasures, an outreach and support group to help women and girls who are …
 
Trigger Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of abuse, rape, sex trafficking, drug facilitated sexual assault, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Dr. Brook Parker-Bello is a writer, teacher, actor, CEO, justice advocate, author, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, visionary, curriculum developer, mentor, and founder of mu…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss childhood sexual abuse. Listener discretion is advised. Samantha Leonard is the author of “Groomed: Shining a Light on the Unheard Narrative of Childhood Sexual Assault,” a novel that tells the shocking tale of one young woman’s journey of abuse. Samantha wrote “Groomed” as a fictional story, dra…
 
Did you know that porn can actually deeply affect the way we view and treat those around us? Just ask Walter DeKeseredy, an academic researcher and author who’s been studying violence against women for over 30 years. In addition to the 25 books, 83 scholarly book chapters, and over 100 scientific journal articles he’s published on sexual violence a…
 
Carmel and Lynae are two twin sisters and Fighters from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Their journey of getting involved with Fight the New Drug began almost 4 years ago, when they saw a Facebook post from a friend in a red “Porn Kills Love” tee. What started as a mutual interest in our posts on the social network grew into an active following of our…
 
Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of childhood sexual abuse- listener discretion is advised. Eli Nash shared his hardships on the TEDx stage in his talk titled “Escaping Porn Addiction" and now he’s telling our listeners his story. What started as an appeal to women’s clothing catalogues at a young age qui…
 
If you haven’t heard of Sabrina Parr yet, that's about to change. Not only is she a popular health and lifestyle coach in Atlanta, Georgia, but this Cleveland native is currently dating two-time NBA champion and previous guest on this podcast, Lamar Odom! In this episode, Sabrina talks with podcast host Garrett Jonsson about how pornography has neg…
 
Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains quoted graphic song lyrics to bring awareness to how porn can influence culture. Listener discretion is advised. Meet Richie Hardcore! (Yes, that is his real last name. No, he has not performed in porn.) Richie is a retired professional kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter from New Zealand. Today, …
 
Trigger warning: Some listeners who have experienced betrayal trauma may find the accounts in this episode to be graphic and/or disturbing. For this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we sat down with Libbi (name changed to conceal her identity), an anti-porn activist and follower of Fight the New Drug, to discuss her experience of being married…
 
Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse, drug abuse, and explicit situations while performing in porn. Listener discretion is advised. Crissy was molested at the age of four, a pattern of abuse that would continue throughout her childhood and teen years. When she became an adult, various decision…
 
Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of sex and drug use. Listener discretion is advised. Lamar Odom is one of the most prominent professional athletes to go public with his decision to stop watching porn. After telling TMZ Sports that he had given up porn as part of building a healthier lifestyle for himself…
 
Dr. John Foubert has a 30-page resume, but what’s more impressive, he’s a very personable conversationalist. As a Dean of the College of Education at Union University, Dr. Foubert stays busy, acting as the Principal of Dr. John D. Foubert, LLC., and serving for the U.S. Army as the Highly Qualified Expert for Sexual Assault Prevention. He also cont…
 
You might know him as the funny guy on YouTube who zooms in on his face and pronounces things incorrectly, but did you know Chaz Smith is also an advocate for the movement for love? In this episode which was recorded during a trip to spread the movement in Guatemala, Chaz Smith gets personal (and silly) with our podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, shari…
 
Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Listener discretion is advised. Tina Frundt is the Founder and Executive Director of Courtney’s House. Since it was founded in 2008, Courtney’s House has helped over 2,000 survivors transition their mindset and exit sex trafficking situations. Tina receive…
 
Clay Olsen is the Co-founder and President of Fight the New Drug (FTND), and a sandwich enthusiast—if not just out of sheer convenience. Clay took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us and reminisce on the creation and evolution of FTND, the organization behind the Consider Before Consuming podcast. Join us as we take a look through Cla…
 
Consider Before Consuming explores the science, research, and personal accounts demonstrating the harmful effects of pornography on individuals, relationships, and society as a whole. In each episode, we will discuss this topic while interviewing experts, advocates, influencers, and people who have experienced the unhealthy impacts of pornography i…
 
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