Pornography/Obscenity

Pornography and Obscenity

Pornography is any sexually explicit media designed to sexually arouse a person. Although the law distinguishes between obscene pornography, which is illegal, and indecent material, which has some legal protections, we believe—and research shows—that even softcore pornography can have negative effects on its viewers. We oppose all forms of pornography because of its addictive qualities and the demonstrated harm to individual users, families and society as a whole. We are also concerned that pornography—because of the bizarre and extreme sexual practices it often portrays—creates a demand for abusive and predatory sex that is often satisfied through commercial sexual exploitation such as strips clubs, prostitution and sex trafficking. Pornography attacks the dignity of women, children and men alike and promotes the idea that human beings are sexual objects that can be bought, sold, used and discarded.

Below you will find our most recent articles about pornography and obscenity. If you’d like to see a full listing of articles on these topics, please check out our quick guide.

Pick of the Week

Owner of ‘Child Modeling’ Sites Admits to Producing Child Pornography

Images depicted girls ages 8-15 in underwear and lingerie.

Some websites that purported to be about "child modeling" were obviously aimed at a prurient audience – and the owner has owned up in court. read more

Recent News

HIV Diagnoses Increase Among Males 13 to 24

‘Young people have not been given a true vision to aspire towards relationally or sexually.’

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Featured Blog

‘Talking 2 Teens’ About Sex

A new website, “Talking 2 Teens,” discusses how important parents’ influence is on their children’s behavior, particularly regarding sex. The Utah County Health Department developed and launched this commendable site. I would highly recommend that parents utilize this site when approaching the issue of sexuality with their kids. After reviewing all the tabs and hyperlinks [...]

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