About the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization addressing the
public health crisis of pornography and exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation. NCOSE embraces a mission to defend human dignity and to advocate for the universal right of sexual justice, which is freedom from sexual exploitation, objectification, and violence. To this end, NCOSE operates on the cutting edge of policy activism to combat corporate and government policies that foster exploitation, to advance public education and empowerment, and to foster united action through leading the international Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, formerly known as Morality in Media, was founded in 1962 in order to address the connections between pornography and sex trafficking, violence against women and children, harms to children, addiction, the breakdown of the family and more. In 2015 NCOSE established a Law Center to be the legal arm and counsel of the anti-sexual exploitation movement, with emphases in obscenity, sex trafficking, and prostitution law.

NCOSE provides access to invaluable resources through its website for those who struggle with pornography, and their families. NCOSE also maintains a research website that compiles peer-reviewed data on the public health crisis of pornography.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Pornography
  • Sex Trafficking of adults and children
  • Sexualization of Children
  • Sexual Assault and Violence
  • Child Pornography
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Prostitution
  • Violence Against Women
  • Sexual Addictions and Compulsivity
  • Sexually Oriented Businesses
  • Sexual Coercion

NCOSE By The Numbers in 2016