October 12th, 2017

The Science Behind Pornography

This article, written by Kevin Majeres MD, was originally featured on purityispossible.com. Vicious Circles In cognitive-behavioral therapy we think about behavior having a kind of momentum that works a lot like physical momentum. As you start to ride a bike downhill, you will notice your momentum gradually increasing; it gets easier and easier to pedal as your speed increases and your momentum keeps growing. The problem with this kind of...
October 4th, 2017

City in Focus: Tel Aviv, Israel

"For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." —Isaiah 2:3 Many might be surprised to know that prostitution is legal in Israel and that it is, in fact, a hotbed of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. However Israel stands on the brink of a massive breakthrough concerning the issue of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. There is a very promising...
September 18th, 2017

My Life at Age 11: Trafficked in a Portland Brothel

I was trafficked at a brothel-type warehouse, on the edge of Portland, Oregon, from age 11-14. At the warehouse they sent different types of men to different girls, according to our “aptitudes” and skills. My life with a sociopathic father, who was all about his good-guy image, made me a fit for one group of sex buyers in particular. We will call them “the good guys” since that is what...
September 15th, 2017

Ten Big Myths About Prostitution

The true profiteers of prostitution are pimps, traffickers, and other predatory stakeholders. As such, the commercial sex industry has devised a clever cover narrative that conceals the deeper truth of what is actually happening to those being sold, preventing the outside world from seeing the injustice. Here are 10 popular myths about prostitution. The Exodus Cry Podcast[podcast_episode episode="13317" content="title,player,details"] More Episodes › Myth #1: Prostitution is a legitimate form of...
August 31st, 2017

I’m Proof That Sex Buyers Can Change

Although I loved my wife and family, I was secretly enslaved to an addiction to pornography and prostituted women. I was afraid to tell anyone that I was feasting my eyes on images that were disgusting to the normal person. I was afraid of rejection. If anyone saw what I was consuming and doing in secret: they would walk out of my life, I would lose respect, and no one would...
August 14th, 2017

Five Things to Know about Netflix’s I Am Jane Doe

The documentary film I Am Jane Doe depicts the great battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com. Here are some facts about this compelling and timely film. 1. It’s about sex trafficking in the US While our own documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls investigated the sex trade world-wide, I Am Jane Doe—directed by Mary Mazzio and recently released...
July 11th, 2017

Understanding Stats on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

There are countless victims exploited in the global sex industry. And when we say “countless” we mean that in the most literal sense. It is impossible to quantify the number of victims of commercial sexual exploitation. But that shouldn’t prevent us from at least making an effort to understand the magnitude of this global injustice. We believe the numbers speak volumes. They help us to recognize that this isn’t some...
June 5th, 2017

Fighting for the Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act

How can we uproot the system of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in our world? At the top of the list is reducing and eliminating the demand for illicit sex. That means rightly putting the focus back on the buyers, making it difficult for them to purchase sex, and enforcing penalties against them accordingly. Unfortunately, many countries neglect to pass laws making the purchase of sex illegal, which means...
May 31st, 2017

City in Focus: Berlin, Germany

In Stuttgart, Germany, 1700 men lined up1 unashamedly waiting from morning until night on opening day to get into the new “Pussy Club,” a flat-rate brothel. The brothel management advertised by announcing that customers could have "sex with all women as long as you want, as often as you want and the way you want. Sex. Anal sex. Oral sex without a condom. Three-ways. Group sex. Gang bangs." All of...
May 25th, 2017

What Is Commercial Sexual Exploitation?

Have you ever heard the phrase “commercial sexual exploitation”? If you’ve been tracking with Exodus Cry recently you’ve probably seen or heard that phrase used. But what exactly does it mean and why does it matter? Commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) is what happens to anyone sold in the sex industry. It’s in many ways synonymous with sex trafficking and includes all forms of sexual exploitation for profit, including escort, street...