August 2022
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Character Education

UPF-Canada Exposes Pornography’s Impact on Young People, Couples and Society

Canada-2022-01-20-An Insidious Virus: Pornography’s Impact on Young People, Couples and Society


Canada—In Montreal, Canada, on January 20, 2022, more than fifty people took part in a Zoom webinar organized by UPF on the subject: An Insidious Virus: Pornography’s Impact on Young People, Couples and Society.

The three expert panellists made the participants aware of the alarming impact that pornography has on:

CHILDREN: Marilyn Evans, founder of Parents Aware, addressed the very real challenges our children and teens face due to the ease of access to hardcore pornography, and how that shapes the experiences they have in the real world. She reported, “Pornography has become so normalized via the Internet that exploitation defines the culture in which they grow up. … Being curious about sex is normal and natural. Having one’s sexual development hijacked by internet pornography is not!”

COUPLES: Marie-Paul Ross, M.A., Ph.D., doctor in clinical sexology, stated, “Pornography, in addition to being a dehumanization and a wandering of human sexuality, has killed the greatness of the loving exchange. Instead of being treated as organs that can manifest love, the intimate parts of the human body are used as objects of consumption, which even stifles eroticism.”

SOCIETY: Johanne Jutras, D.E.S.S. Feminist Studies and Sexual Health student, drawing on statistics since 1998, argued that as computer technology develops and with it the production and consumption of pornography, that sexual crimes committed by adolescents and adults are also increasing and in a very alarming way.

Then Rafaela Diaz-Byers, initiator of Arrêter ExploitationHub; Jocelyn Monsma, certified sex addiction therapist, co-president of Connecting to Protect; and Pierre Beauregard, mentor in sexual integrity and member of High Noon, proposed avenues of engagement to slow down the viral scourge that is pornography.

To view the full webinar, click here.

If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.

Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.

Related Articles

UPF-Canada Continues Series: “Viewing the DPRK from Within” Part 3

Canada—The third program in a series entitled “Viewing the DPRK from Within,” was broadcast from Montreal, Canada.

UN NGO Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care holds Hunger Relief Drive

New Jersey, USA—The Hunger Relief Drive sponsored by Shrimad and Rajchandra Love and Care was held in New Jersey on July 15, 2022.

UPF-Argentina Holds a Forum on “Leadership, Values and Good Practices”

Argentina—The “Leadership, Values and Good Practices” Forum took place on June 29, 2022, at CIDEC Space (Buenos Aires).