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Reach 10 combats porn addiction

Oct 05, 2017 04:40PM
By Miriam Hall

My name is Miriam Hall, and as Miss Springville/Mapleton, my pageant service platform is “Education on the Harms of Pornography”.

The subject of pornography can be difficult to address, especially among one’s peers. Governor Gary Herbert of Utah said that despite its prevalence, pornography usage “thrives in secrecy and silence” (Enloe, 2016).

Reach 10 is a new non-profit organization that focuses on the importance of healthy, meaningful connection to help young adults avoid and recover from pornography addiction.

Reach 10 recognizes the difficulty of navigating conversations about pornography. Because of this, they provide tools and resources to aid in addressing this topic with friends or a partner. They are seeking to address questions such as:

“How do I talk to my partner about the effect pornography has had on his or her life?” “I have struggled with pornography addiction for years. How do I talk to my partner about this without scaring him or her off?” “I suspect my friend is struggling with pornography. How can I start a conversation with him or her and still maintain our friendship?”

Reach 10’s message is much more than anti-pornography. Reach 10 is founded on and named after the idea that if everyone reached out to ten individuals, then every person would have someone to connect with when difficulties came their way.

Communication can start a chain reaction of change. Reach 10 is seeking to eliminate the culture of shame surrounding pornography addiction by sharing stories and by opening up communication in relationships.

You can find tools and resources to aid in addressing pornography in your relationships on reach10.org.