Are American Muslims immune from pornography consumption?
Who is it impacting, when are they starting, and what are the challenges and barriers faced by those consuming pornography?
Preliminary community research
from Naseeha Mental Health and from Young Muslims
shows that pornography consumption is a struggle in the Muslim community.
Although 59% of immigrant-origin Muslim youth* indicated that they viewed pornography,
only 13% felt that they could turn to their families or communities for support. To provide
much needed support for struggles with pornography, The Family & Youth Institute
collaborated with Young Muslims and NASEEHA to conduct preliminary
research which led to the creation of:
○ a needs assessment from preliminary research findings
○ an article to understand pornography addiction
a white paper to provide an in-depth understanding about the research.
○ an article to support spouses of those addicted to porn
A toolkit with endless resources to help all those impacted by pornography addcition
Addiction to pornography
We recognize that consuming pornography is not the same as being addicted to it. Although the focus of some of the resources are centered on addiction to pornography, the resources provided may still be useful to those who are not addicted.
Help from porn addiction
One of the barriers to getting help from porn addiction is the stigma that exists in the Muslim community. Reducing stigma starts with reversing our own misconceptions, sharing that knowledge and empowering others!
embarrassed to get help
1) "I'm a practicing Muslim woman who has tried quitting porn several times.
I feel so ashamed of myself, and I'm too embarrassed to get help."
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caught my husband
1) "My marriage is falling apart after I caught my husband watching porn.
What should I do?"
addicted to porn
"My teenage son began spending countless hours in his room after school. Weeks later, I realized that he was addicted to porn."
Learn more about our toolkit
Unfortunately porn addiction exists in our community. That's why we created The FYI Porn Toolkit, to help our community recognize the signs and how. Learn more at www.TheFYI.org/toolkits/
You can help by following, sharing and supporting The FYI for more resources and research. #TheFYI #PornToolkit #Naheesa #YoungMuslims
To provide support
to many Muslims struggling with this issue, The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI), in collaboration with Naseeha Mental Health, created the Porn Toolkit for:
● Individuals addicted to porn
● Spouses whose partner is addicted to porn
● Parents of a young person who is addicted to porn