Stand Against Porn’s Harms

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Pornography-Laws aims to increase awareness about the detrimental impact of pornography through the use of scientific evidence, factual information, and personal testimonials.

The Issue:

Decades of studies from respected institutions have demonstrated significant impacts of porn consumption for individuals, relationships, and society.

Most kids today are exposed to porn by age 13.

Nearly half of children between the ages of 9-16 experience regular exposure to sexual content.

Porn Addiction May Encourage

Mental Health Disorders


Internet downloads of pornographic material account for 35% of all downloads.

It convinces them they are actually experiencing what they see


In India, the sale and distribution of pornographic material is illegal under section 292. The distribution, sale, or distribution of obscene material and the sale of pornographic content to anyone under the age of 20 is illegal under Section 293 and IT Code-67B. Child pornography is illegal and strictly prohibited nationwide under Section 67B of the Information Technology Act 2000. In India, the manufacture, publication and distribution of pornography is illegal under Sections 292 and 293.

United Kingdom

In England and Wales, the main laws relating to pornographic material are the Obscene Publishing Act 1959, the Obscene Publishing Act 1964 and the Obscene Representations (Regulation) Act 1981. It was banned until 1999, when trade barriers with other European Union member states were removed, allowing relatively free movement of such goods for personal use.R18 rated videos are only available at licensed sex shops, while hardcore porn magazines are available at stores that sell newspapers and magazines.

Each country has its own laws

Around the world, there are differences in local laws regarding pornography. As long as the pornography features actors over a specific age (typically her 18), the production and distribution of pornographic films are legal in many, but not all, countries.

United States

In the United States, pornography is not illegal at the federal level, but is subject to the Mirror Test formulated in Miller v. California in 1973. The mirror test was an attempt to distinguish between pornography and “obscenity.” It has three parts. whether “ordinary people applying modern community standards” would find the work as a whole to be sexually appealing; regardless of whether the work depicts or describes in a manner that is clearly offensive to sexual acts specifically defined under applicable state law. 

Here is the statics showing spike in online child pornography

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