What will happen with what I share?

What you share will first be read by one of the Expose The Harm team. If there is any information that we think could identify you or someone else, we will remove it before publishing your experience on this website. We will also remove any offensive slurs. We aim to publish on this website every experience shared with us. Your experience may be picked up by other people, including the media, and re-published elsewhere.

Will I get into trouble with my parents, school or police for sharing that I have viewed porn?

Absolutely not! Children do not get in trouble with the law for accessing adult pornography. If adults in your life are concerned about you viewing it, it’s likely because they are worried about your wellbeing. And what’s more, because all experiences shared here are strictly anonymised, no one should be able to identify you.

What if I or someone I know has been harmed because of (an)other’s porn use?

If you can see the influence of pornography in your negative experience, we want to hear from you! For example, many people who don’t watch porn are affected by other people’s use of it, like when it fuels sexual harassment or bullying, or inspires people to act in a way which humiliates or upsets their partner or someone they’re dating. On this website we want to bear witness to the full range of harms.

What if I’ve had a positive experience of pornography?

If you have, this website isn’t for you. Please respect the fact that this site is dedicated to those wishing for a safe space to share their negative experiences of pornography. 

Will my details be shared with third parties?

No- not unless you have explicitly ticked the box to say you are happy to be contacted by the Expose The Harm team in order to explore sharing your experience more publicly, and also given your email address. Read our Privacy Policy here

Will you contact me?

No, not unless you choose to share your email address with us and consent to be contacted in case of media interest in your story.

How can I get more involved?

We would love for you to be as involved in this campaign as you would like to be! Here are some suggestions:

  • Share this website on Social Media. 
  • Sign up to our newsletter via the website footer to receive updates from Expose the Harm.
  • Consider donating to support the wider Expose the Harm Campaign
  • Tell your local schools, youth clubs about this website and the opportunity for teachers, parents and children alike to share their stories. 
  • Share your concerns about this issue by Writing to your MP.

How can the future generation be protected from exposure to online pornography?

There needs to be rigorous Age Verification on all porn websites. This is a basic child protection measure that will finally align standards for the online/ offline world: in the same way children can’t walk into a newsagent and buy a porn magazine, Age Verification will prevent children’s free, unfettered access to porn websites. 

TRIGGER WARNING: “Please be mindful when deciding on whether to read these stories that they are emotionally impactful and may be triggering. Within people’s accounts, there is mention of rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, child sexual abuse, other forms of abuse and violence, self-harm and suicide. There are various helplines available for support.