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Utah declares pornography a public health crisis, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation and State Senator Todd Weiler announced in an official ceremony this week that Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

The resolution passed unanimously through the Utah State Senate and House of Representatives, It was drafted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE). “Utah is on the cutting edge of addressing the public health crisis of pornography,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE. “The harms of pornography are becoming clear in light of overwhelming scientific and social research—research which demonstrates that resolutions like the one in Utah are vital for the sexual health of future generations. For instance, research shows that pornography use is linked to, higher incidence of STIs, increased verbal and physical sexual aggression, acceptance of rape myths, decreased brain matter, risky sexual behaviors among adolescents, reduced impulse control and decision making, and increased sexual dysfunction. Utah’s resolution not only raises awareness about these harms and the need to protect children from early exposure, but also serves as a guidepost for leaders about future policy decisions such as requiring libraries and schools to install filtering software.”

“I believe pornography today will follow the trend of the tobacco industry in public perception,” Hawkins continued. “Pornography today is pervasive and popular, similar to smoking in the 1950s, but as the harms become apparent, both the general public and elected officials will demand that a multi-disciplinary public health approach be implemented across the country to address it.”

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Utah

I went to college with a girl from Utah, a Mormon. She was a softball player, a good one; and very skinny, not like the chunky softball girls you often see. Her face wasn't that hot, see had a dead tooth. I thought often about what she looked like naked: if she put a lady Gillette to use or if she went au naturale. So when I saw this Utah public health thing I instantly thought of her. There's something hot about a chaste, sexually untouchable person. Oh yes