Republican Rep. Ross Spano sponsored the bill which was passed in Tallahassee, Florida, on Tuesday morning calling for research, education and policy changes to protect Florida citizens from pornography.
There is a “… correlation between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, difficulty forming and maintaining intimate relationships, unhealthy brain development and cognitive function, and deviant, problematic or dangerous sexual behavior,” said Spano.
Utah, the state with the highest consumption of porn per person, was the first state to pass a resolution declaring pornography as a public health crisis back in 2016. Utah has since been joined by South Dakota, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and this week, Florida. Even the Canadian Parliament has passed a motion to study the public health impacts of pornography.