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Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts. Fight the New Drug collaborates with a variety of qualified organizations and individuals with varying personal beliefs, affiliations, and political persuasions. As FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative organization, the personal beliefs, affiliations, and persuasions of any of our team members or of those we collaborate with do not reflect or impact the mission of Fight the New Drug.

Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts. Fight the New Drug collaborates with a variety of qualified organizations and individuals with varying personal beliefs, affiliations, and political persuasions. As FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative organization, the personal beliefs, affiliations, and persuasions of any of our team members or of those we collaborate with do not reflect or impact the mission of Fight the New Drug.

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Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts. Fight the New Drug collaborates with a variety of qualified organizations and individuals with varying personal beliefs, affiliations, and political persuasions. As FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative organization, the personal beliefs, affiliations, and persuasions of any of our team members or of those we collaborate with do not reflect or impact the mission of Fight the New Drug.

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385.404.8811


Episodes

Paris Berelc: Actress, Model, & Advocate Against Sexual Exploitation

12/8/2021
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes explicit descriptions of pornography titles and videos that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Today’s episode is with Paris Berelc, an American actress and model. Paris was born and raised in Wisconsin but moved to Los Angeles at an early age. Today, she is an accomplished actress who is dedicated to using her platform to educate and fight against sexual exploitation. During this conversation, host Garrett Jonsson talks with...

Duration:00:27:04

Jennifer Nielson: Child Sexual Abuse Survivor & CEO of The Dig

11/24/2021
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses child sexual abuse and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Today’s conversation is with Jennifer Nielson, creator and Founder of The Dig, a program developed to help people become emotionally resilient and reclaim their lives from trauma. Throughout this conversation, Jennifer discusses how her childhood sexual abuse led her into a journey of healing from her trauma and eventually creating a business to help others do the same. You can...

Duration:00:35:10

Drew Boa: Recovered Compulsive Porn Consumer, Author, & Founder of Husband Material

11/10/2021
In today’s episode, guest Drew Boa shares how pornography has impacted his life and what he’s doing now to help other men quit porn through Husband Material, the recovery organization he founded. Listen as Drew talks with podcast host Garrett Jonsson about how childhood sexual trauma, early exposure to adult material, and other experiences throughout his life fueled a compulsive porn habit that he was eventually able to overcome. Drew discusses how turning to porn can be a coping mechanism...

Duration:00:51:02

Deanna Lynn: Author & Former Porn Performer

10/27/2021
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes explicit discussions of sex acts, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, eating disorders, suicide ideation, and drug use that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Today’s episode is with former porn performer Deanna Lynn. Deanna experienced childhood neglect and sexual abuse that led her to normalize porn at a young age, and eventually led to her entering the porn industry. During this conversation, Deanna shares her perspective...

Duration:01:05:59

Ashlynn Mitchell: Betrayal Trauma Coach & Advocate

10/13/2021
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes descriptions of suicide ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. This week’s episode is with Ashlynn Mitchell, who heard about Fight the New Drug years ago and has been a Fighter ever since. She and her former partner experienced how pornography can disrupt couple intimacy and relationship harmony. During this conversation, podcast host Garrett Jonsson talks with Ashlynn about her experience with betrayal trauma, what...

Duration:00:38:17

Kristi Wells: CEO & Co-Founder of Safe House Project

9/29/2021
In this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we talk with Kristi Wells, the CEO and Co-Founder of Safe House Project, an organization with the mission to end domestic child sex trafficking through education, survivor empowerment, and safe housing. They hope to increase victim identification, provide emergency services to survivors, and empower survivors to a path to freedom, all in an effort to end child sex trafficking in America. Listen to Kristi talk with podcast host, Garrett Jonsson,...

Duration:00:43:43

Katelyn: Recovering Compulsive Porn Consumer

9/15/2021
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes descriptions of abuse and suicidal ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Katelyn is a student at North Dakota State University, double majoring in social work and human development and family science with a minor in psychology. As a teenager, Katelyn struggled with depression and anxiety and she turned to pornography to cope, which ultimately further fueled feelings of depression, anxiety, shame, and eventually...

Duration:00:28:19

Alan Smyth: Executive Director of Saving Innocence & Anti-Trafficking Advocate

9/1/2021
Saving Innocence was founded in 2010 with a mission to help serve, empower, and advocate for child victims of sex trafficking. In this episode, podcast host Garrett Jonsson sits down with Executive Director Alan Smyth to discuss the work Saving Innocence has done to help over 2,000 victims of child sex trafficking. Also, learn more about how anyone can tangibly help to decrease the demand for sex trafficking and exploitation. You can learn more about Saving Innocence at...

Duration:00:36:47

Christian: Recovering Porn Addict & Founder of 1924us

8/18/2021
This episode is with Christian, the founder of a branding agency called 1924us. As a recovering porn addict, Christian uses his platform to speak on the issue of pornography through eye-catching designs and sharing his own experiences. Listen to Christian talk with podcast host Garrett Jonsson about the role being sexually abused as a child played in his struggle with pornography, how he eventually overcame it, and why he believes it’s important to use his company’s platform to speak up on...

Duration:00:59:31

Matthias J. Barker: Licensed Therapist & Public Figure

8/4/2021
This episode is with well-known TikTok personality and psychotherapist Matthias J. Barker. As a licensed therapist, Matthias focuses on helping people overcome childhood trauma and marital issues and helping people move towards what’s meaningful in the midst of hardship. In this episode, listen to Matthias talk to podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, about the issue of shame when dealing with your own compulsion to view pornography, how betrayal trauma can impact partners of porn consumers, and...

Duration:01:17:05

Phillip Martin: Investigative Reporter & Award-Winning Journalist

7/21/2021
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes frank, explicit, discussions of sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and pornographic content that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Phillip Martin is an award-winning journalist and a senior investigative reporter for The GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting. He and fellow journalist Jenifer McKim recently created an investigative series, titled, “Unseen: The Boy Victims Of The Sex Trade,” that highlights the...

Duration:00:34:25

Alia: Child Sex Trafficking Survivor, Former Porn Performer, & Advocate

7/7/2021
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes frank, explicit, discussions of abuse and pornographic content that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Alia grew up in Ventura, California, with a young mother. From a very young age, Alia experienced sexual abuse at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. Her warped understanding of love and affection pushed her to seek out validation from older men on social media. By the time she was 14, she had entered into a relationship...

Duration:01:24:49

Garrett Jonsson: Podcast Host & Recovered Compulsive Porn Consumer

6/23/2021
Fight the New Drug first discovered Garrett when he took it upon himself to run 30 marathons in 30 days—and then rode a bike 3,800 miles across the United States—all to raise awareness on the harms of pornography. Since he has confronted his own battle with pornography, Garrett is dedicated to this fight to educate others. Now, as one of Fight the New Drug’s presenters, Garrett has spoken to nearly 200 audiences around the globe about the harmful effects of porn. Hear about Garrett’s...

Duration:01:10:54

Jo Robertson: Sex Therapist & Betrayal Trauma Specialist

6/9/2021
Jo Robertson is a sex therapist and betrayal trauma specialist who researches pornography. In her sex therapy practice, she currently helps couples restore intimacy or helps individuals with problematic sexual behaviors. Along with running her own private practice, Jo is also the research and training lead for The Light Project, a charity helping to equip youth, their families, and professionals navigate the ever-evolving issue of online porn. Listen to Jo Robertson discuss how to most...

Duration:00:43:53

Theodosia: Child Sexual Abuse Survivor & Former Porn Performer

5/26/2021
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes frank, explicit discussions of abuse and pornographic content that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. As a child, Theodosia suffered sexual abuse from an older, trusted woman in her life. To cope, she created the idea in her mind that if consent didn’t exist, she could not be violated. The trauma from the abuse later fed into violent and abusive romantic relationships, and eventually to a boyfriend introducing her to the...

Duration:01:19:49

Joshua Broome: Former Porn Performer & Anti-Porn Activist

5/12/2021
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes explicit descriptions and suicide ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Joshua Broome grew up in a small town in South Carolina where he started his modeling career. After a short stint in college, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to become a full-time model and actor. Eventually, he found his way into the porn industry, performing in over 1,000 pornographic films and winning several awards, including Best Male...

Duration:01:34:49

What’s Going On With Pornhub?

4/28/2021
Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. Some of the issues discussed in this episode may be legislatively-affiliated. Though our organization is non-legislative, we fully support the fights against already illegal forms of pornography and sexual exploitation, and against sex trafficking. Trigger Warning: Graphic descriptions of sex trafficking, child sexual abuse materials, and other forms of sexual exploitation are...

Duration:01:04:30

Barbi: Anti-Abuse Activist & Child Sexual Abuse Survivor

4/14/2021
Barbi is a loving mother to five kids and is happily married to her husband of twenty years. When Barbi was six-years-old, she was exposed to pornography by an uncle. She didn’t understand what it was, but she knew how it made her feel and she quickly understood what it would lead to, which was him sexually abusing her. Barbi didn’t fully recognize the connection that pornography played in the sexual abuse during her childhood until a guest speaker talked to her class when she was in high...

Duration:00:39:27

Dr. Kim Farrington: Activist & Sexual Assault Physician

3/31/2021
Trigger Warning: Graphic descriptions of sexual assault are discussed during this conversation. Listener discretion is advised. Dr. Kim Farrington has been a sexual assault physician for over 18 years, primarily in the area of sexual assault in adolescents and adults. In that time, she’s seen over 500 cases of sexual assault from individuals who have been recently assaulted, assisting them in getting medical help and collecting forensic samples. In recent years, Dr. Farrington became...

Duration:00:41:25

Kathrine Lee: Anti-trafficking Advocate & Founder of the Pure Hope Foundation

3/17/2021
Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the guest in this episode references religion, Fight the New Drug is not religiously-affiliated. Kathrine Lee is a life coach, business strategist, and anti-trafficking advocate. After having several experiences in her life that highlighted the negative impacts of pornography, she decided to take action. She and her husband sold their dream home and founded the Pure Hope...

Duration:01:12:45