The second of three short films on the harm of pornography from a group called Fight the New Drug is The Heart: how pornography affects relationships. It interweaves experts on its addictive power with the powerful and painful stories of young men and women.

As one of the experts says, in these internet fantasies there’s no morality and no capacity for human intimacy. Women are just disposable sex objects. And as many people have discovered, softcore doesn’t stay soft for long. Consumers of porn are dragged down into a vortex of ever-more degrading material. 

The Heart is excellent stuff: great information, authoritative voices, positive messages –without ever slipping into prurience.   Every parent and every teacher should watch them.

Watch the trailer below. If you’re interested in seeing the full film, visit its website, Heart, Brain, World and follow the prompts. You’ll have to leave your name and email. Watching the films is free for individuals. For public screenings for groups, it costs US$49.99.

Michael Cook is editor of MercatorNet      

Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet