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Copies of “Pornography: A Neuroscience Perspective”

Thank you for attending “Pornography: A Neuroscience Perspective.” True Love Revolution now has a written transcript of Dr. Donald Hilton’s lecture – and lecture references – that we are able to pass out through email.

Please email and we will send you a copy of the lecture and references.

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Pornographic Ethics

TLR’s Rachel Wagley writes for the Harvard Crimson, challenging people to take the discussion about pornography to a higher level. Read her article here.

Healthy sexuality combines emotional, social, intellectual, and physical elements, but pornography separates the mechanized components of intercourse from real sexuality itself. It leads to decreased sensitivity toward women and increased aggression. It also leads to a decreased ability to build healthy relationships or experience sexual satisfaction; users are increasingly unable to properly link emotional involvement with sex. Indeed, porn fosters incredibly unhealthy views about sexuality and human beings…

Perhaps the University avoids the porn issue in order to avoid moral or social controversy, but fear of stirring up debate does few favors for students who struggle with porn consumption. University of Chicago professor Jean Bethke Elshtain argues in The Social Costs of Pornography that we should not dismiss the “moral” in our avoidance of the “moralistic.” Elshtain maintains that in order to be responsible citizens, we must ask ourselves, “What sort of community is this? Is it reasonably decent and kind? Is it a fit place for human habitation, especially for the young? What happens to the most vulnerable among us? How do we ill-dignify the human body, and how do we forestall such affronts?”…


Over 100 Students Attend TLR’s Porn Discussion

Over 100 students packed out “Pornography: A Neuroscience Perspective” last night in Harvard Hall. We received a lot of positive feedback from those who enjoyed Dr. Hilton’s presentation on how pornography relates to masculinity, the human brain, and addiction. We’ll be posting some follow-up information later this week for those who requested to learn more about the intersection between porn and the brain.

Read the Harvard Crimson’s coverage here.

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This Tuesday: Pornography: A Neuroscience Perspective

Pornography: A Neuroscience Perspective

Come hear Dr. Donald Hilton, neurosurgeon and associate professor at the University of Texas, discuss the relationship between porn, the human brain, addiction, and masculinity. We’re serving pizza!

Harvard Hall 102. Tuesday, March 29th at 7 pm. Open to the Community. Part of the White Ribbon Against Pornography Week.


Donald L. Hilton, Jr. M.D. graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Lamar University, and cum laude with a medical degree from the University of Texas, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was trained as a neurosurgeon at the University of Tennessee, and is a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. Dr. Hilton speaks nationally and internationally in the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery, and has published book chapters, peer-reviewed journal papers, and developed techniques widely used in this subspecialty. He is currently listed in Best Doctors in America, and as a Texas Super Doctor and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He most recently published “Pornography Addiction: A Neuroscience Perspective” in Surgical Neurology International with Clark Watts, MD, JD. (Crouch/Hough)
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