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Widespread porn addiction helped create monsters

  • Americans “dedicated well over four and a half billion hours to watching porn on one porn site in 2016
  • The porn industry “grosses more in a year than Hollywood. It also brings in more money than the NFL, NBA, and MLB combined
  • almost 80 percent of American males between the ages of 18 and 30 admit to watching porn regularly
  • 70 percent of men between 31 and 49 admit to it and half of men from 50 to senior citizen age also confess to regular porn viewing

World Tribune, December 3, 2017

Over 18 Documentary on Porn: It’s time we start talking about pornography and its affects on our kids

  • Ninety per cent of boys and 60 per cent of girls have seen porn by the age of 18. 94 per cent of these have been exposed by the age of 14
  • Forty per cent of teens have created a sexual image or video of themselves and 25 per cent have sent it to someone else.

goderichsignalstar.com, November 23, 2017

Sex Addiction 101: Signs, Secrets, Symptoms, and Solutions

  • Statistics tell us that three to six percent of Americans suffer from compulsive sexual behavior.
  • The gender ratio of compulsive sexual behavior is roughly four-to-one male-to-female.
  • A Harvard study from 2010 tells us treatment has great value and also anywhere from 10-50% of participants will lapse back into old behavior.
  • Porn is the number one consumed item on the Internet.
  •  A history of sexual trauma is often one thing a client brings in the front door along with their suitcase and hope for help.

Blog.doctoroz.com November 16, 2017

 

Does Watching Porn Increase the Likelihood of Divorce

In a new study titled “Till Porn Do Us Part?”—yes, that’s the real title—sociologists used survey data to measure the marital effects of watching porn.

  • “Beginning pornography use between survey waves nearly doubled one’s likelihood of being divorced by the next survey period, from 6 percent to 11 percent, and nearly tripled it for women, from 6 percent to 16 percent,” said Samuel Perry, sociology professor at University of Oklahoma and the study’s lead author.
  • Perry said. “But our findings suggest that religion has a protective effect on marriage, even in the face of pornography use. Because religious groups stigmatize divorce and prioritize marital stability, it is likely that married Americans who are more religious will experience a greater combination of community pressure and internalized moral pressure to stay married, regardless of pornography’s effect on their marital quality
  • “We took this to mean that pornography use—perhaps if it’s discovered by one’s spouse unexpectedly—could rock an otherwise happy marriage to the point of divorce, but it doesn’t seem to make an unhappy marriage any worse than it already is,” Perry explained.

Brides, November 13, 2017

Survey takes pulse of campus ministers, students with eye to betterment

  • A survey of more than 4,000 Catholic campus ministers and students at U.S. colleges, showed that both the ministers and the students generally like what’s happening in their campus ministry setting.
  • Of the 1,911 active campus ministers nationally identified, representing 816 campuses, 1,047 responded, a response rate of 57 percent. Survey results were released in October.
  • Pornography and mental health were the two areas where students said they were more likely to struggle a great deal. While a lower percentage of students mentioned porn, the overall percentage of those who said they struggled a great deal with it was 27 percent, highest of any issue. Male students struggle more with porn, while women struggle more in the broad categories of faith beliefs and self-orientation.

Catholic Transcript, November 10, 2017

Let’s talk about consent

  • According to the Guttmacher Institute, as of September 2017, less than 50 percent of states require schools to provide sex education.
  • A survey by the National Union of Students in 2015 shows that 60 percent of students used porn to find out more about sex, and 40 percent cited porn as helping their understanding about sex.
  • The survey also found that over two-thirds of students sitting in a health class were never taught about sexual consent.

Santa Fe New Mexican.com October 1, 2017

Porn blamed for rise in teen sex crimes

  • Online pornography is to blame for a record number of sex crimes by under-18s in Scotland
  • a total of 407 minors were reported for rape, attempted rape, sexual assault or other sex crimes. This number included 48 people under the age of 16.
  • Sharpe accused the porn industry of “covertly teaching” young people wrong ideas about sex.

The Christian Institute, September 6, 2017

Is romance really dead? More than ONE THIRD of married men in their 20s admit they watch porn several times a week

  • A survey of 1,162 married people between the ages of 20 and 29 conducted by Cosmopolitan also found that nearly two thirds send each other naked pictures
  • The study reveals that the majority of young married people – 55 per cent – admit to masturbating at least two or three times every month.
  • More than a third of men – 38 per cent – even admit to watching porn multiple times every week. Nine per cent admit to watching it on a daily basis.
  • Sixty per cent of young married people report that they were having sex at least two or three times per week before marriage. That number drops to 43 per cent after the tying the knot.

Daily Mail August 9, 2017

Men’s sexist attitudes ‘shaped by first exposure to pornography’

  • The age at which a male first sees pornography is associated with certain sexist attitudes later in life, according to a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska.
  • Of the 330 undergraduates surveyed, with a median age of 20, the average age they first saw pornography was 13.
  • Lead researcher Alyssa Bischmann and her team asked 46 questions  measured how they conformed to one of two behavioral traits – seeking power over women or sexually promiscuous behavioral and living a playboy lifestyle.
  • They found those who saw porn young were most likely to agree with statements that asserted male dominance, such as “things tend to be better when men are in charge”.
  • Researcher Christina Richardson said this could be because those who were exposed to porn early often did not enjoy sex in real life.
  • “These men often have a lot of performance anxiety with women in real life. Sexual experiences don’t go as planned or the way they do in pornography,

BBC News, August 4, 2017

NELSON PRICE: Pornography is the root of too many problems

  • An overall analysis is unavailable, but among professing Christians, 50 percent of the men and 20 percent of women interviewed admitted to being addicted to pornography.
  • An estimated 40 million Americans visit an internet pornography site on a regular basis.
  • Eighty-eight percent of porn scenes contain physical aggressing.
  • The largest consumers of internet pornography are 12 to 17 year olds, males and females.
  • Studies reveal that addiction to porn is as powerful as the chemical dependency on cocaine.

Marietta Daily Journal, July 29, 2017

Internet has put a spotlight on sex addiction

  • An estimated 12 million Americans have sex addiction, which some experts believe affects the brain in ways similar to drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Each week in his Bellevue counseling office, Bill Lennon sees 13 groups of eight men, all seeking help for compulsive sexual behavior.

The Seattle Times, July 26, 2017

Porn Stats: Which Country Produces And Hosts The Most Porn?

  • Well, to keep things simple, it comes from the United States. Data reveals that some 60% of the world’s porn sites—about 428 MILLION individual pages, more than one per American—are hosted in the US.
  • second-place-that-you-don’t-actually-want is the Netherlands, with 27% (187 million pages), and the UK comes up in third, with 7% (52 million) of the world’s porn sites.
  • California, which hosts 66% of the country’s 428 million porn pages. The large majority of porn made in the US has historically come from California
  • Tied for second are New York and Texas, each with 8%, but every state in the country hosts at least 10,000 porn pages—Alaska, in last place, checks in with 10,363.

Fight The New Drug, July 11, 2017

New ‘revenge porn’ law could snag sexting teens

  • According to a 2015 survey by the non-profit organization DoSomething.org, nearly 40 percent of teenagers have posted or sent sexually suggestive messages; 24 percent of 14- to 17- year-olds and 33 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds have reported being involved in nude sexting; 11 percent of 13 to 16 year old girls have reported sending or receiving these types of messages.

Des Moines Register, July 10, 2017

Sex and love addiction on the rise due to online dating apps, says therapist

  • One rehab clinic operating in Hong Kong has recorded a 30 per cent increase in the number of people seeking help for sex addiction – and counselors believe hook-up apps, such as Tinder, are to blame.
  • Primary sex and love addiction clients account for one in four cases at The Cabin, which has an outpatient addiction counselling clinic in Hong Kong’s Central district. That marks a 30 per cent increase on the previous year.
  • Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists, such as Markham, see more people come through treatment services, they’ve realised there is a much more equal split between men and women.
  • In a study last year of dating app use in Hong Kong by the US National Centre for Biotechnology Information, 40 per cent of those surveyed who met a partner online had sex on the first date.

South China Morning Post, July 9, 2017

The Pornography Epidemic

  • Eight out of 10 men under the age of 30 view porn at least monthly.
  • Three out of 10 are daily viewers.
  • Women and older men are also viewing porn in record numbers
  • Record numbers of people do not believe porn is negative in any way.
  • Recent scientific studies show that porn affects your brain like a drug
  • Porn sabotages the intended link between sex and a real, human, life-long commitment of sacrificial love

Wadena Pioneer Journal,  July 7, 2017

Baby Boomers revealed to be ‘Generation Cheat’ — twice as likely to seek sex outside marriage

  • IF you cheat, you’re likely to be over 55. A US study of sexual dalliance reveals Baby Boomers betray their partners in bed at almost twice the rate of others.
  • According to a research paper by the University of Utah, America’s New Generation Gap in Extramarital Sex, only 14 per cent of people aged under 55 say they’ve cheated.

News Corp Australia Network, July 6, 2017

Who’s Remaining Faithful in Marriage? New Report Has Surprising Results on Adultery

  • Dr. Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah: Americans over 55 have reported rates of extramarital sex that were five to six percentage points higher than younger adults.
  • In 2016, 20 percent of the older Americans reported adultery, compared to 14 percent for those under 55.
  • People in their 70’s are not driving the trend–it’s those in their 50’s and 60’s. Most of these people have been married for between 20 and 30 years and for many, the extra marital sex precedes the end of their marriage.

CBNNews, July 5, 2017

More Than Revenge – Image-Based Sexual Abuse in Australia

  • The most frightening finding from the survey was just how prolific this problem is. 1 in 5 surveyed participants reported being a victim of image-based abuse.
  • The most commonly reported form? The non-consensual taking of a nude or sexual image.
  • More concerning still are how the numbers change for marginalised groups. The survey found the number of victims increased to 1 in 2 for people with disabilities
  • and those who identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Age and sexuality were also factors, with the numbers changing to 1 in 3 for people aged 16 – 19 and people in the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning) community.
  • “We found that victims of image-based sexual abuse experienced high levels of psychological distress, consistent with a diagnosis of moderate to severe depression or an anxiety disorder,” Nicola said.

Particle, July 3, 2017

Teens In Victoria Start Watching Porn Pretty Young

  • Most (84%) young men and 19% of young women in Victoria watch pornography on a daily or weekly basis, a new study has found.
  • Almost 70% of males surveyed had watched porn for the first time at age 13 or younger.
  • The survey of 941 people also found those who had watched porn more often, or started younger, were among the most likely to report having had mental health problems in the past six months.
  • Analysis showed that compared to heterosexual participants, those who were gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, queer or other (GLBQQ+) were three times more likely to watch pornography more frequently.

BuzzFeed News, July 7, 2017

Australian porn study reveals heavy use among teens

  • AUSTRALIA’s youth are awash with porn, with a new survey showing up to 90 per cent of Victorians aged between 15 and 29 admitting to accessing sexual content.
  • Study author Dr Megan Lim, Deputy Program Director of Behaviours and Health Risk for the Burnet Institute, says the ‘smartphone era’ has dramatically changed the impact and reach of pornography.
  • It found the heaviest users of pornography are likely to be younger males, have higher education, be non-heterosexual, engage in sex acts at a younger age — and to have reported recent mental health problems.

Herald Sun, June 29, 2017

Anti-pornography advocates want open conversation in sex education.

  • “What we’re seeing right now, the pornographers — they’ll openly admit it — they’re marketing to eight-year-olds,” Boberg said.
  • Boberg said pornographers hope to hook children early using child porn and video games. He said all someone has to do to access pornographic images is to simply visit a gaming website, and by the time these children are adults, they’re already addicted.
  • “This is an issue of — especially when it comes to the children — of creating new neural pathways in the brain that that child’s brain is not ready to handle,” Boberg said.

Universe.byu.edu June 29, 2017

Survey: 1 in 20 Social Media Users Have Shared Nonconsensual Porn

  • A  new report finds so-called “revenge porn”  is surprisingly common.
  • 1 in 8 of all survey respondents say that they themselves have been the victim of nonconsensual pornography
  • 5.2 percent admitted to having ever shared “a sexually-explicit image of someone without their consent.”
  • 15.8 percent of women reported having been a victim, that is nearly twice the rate for men.

Vocativ, June 12,2017

Porn consumption in India rises by 75%

  • According to a report by video viewership tracker, Vidooly, viewing of porn soared 75 percent in the second half of last fiscal year.
  • A new report states that porn-viewing in the country has surged as mobile data rates and handset costs have fallen.
  • The drop in data rates enable customers to enjoy their mobile internet experience further by staying online longer and accessing more content.

BGR India, June 3, 2017

Pornhub Celebrates 10 Years Of Existence

  • Founded in 2007, Pornhub has grown to hold over five million videos viewed by over 75 million visitors a day.

Forbes, May 25, 2017

Free porn ruins men’s sex lives, but not women’s

  • Researchers found a close correlation between excessive pornography use and sexual dysfunction.
  • Roughly 20 percent of men reported using porn three to five times weekly.
  • Nearly 4 percent of men reported they preferred masturbating to pornography over having sexual intercourse with a partner.
  • Roughly 40 percent of women who participated claimed to use pornography at least occasionally.
  • More than half of study participants (55 percent of women and 62 percent of men) said they viewed porn on their smartphone.

Newsweek, May 17, 2017

FBI issues sobering statistics on child pornography in the U.S.:

  • Many of the crimes are carried out on the “dark web,” also know as Tor -a browser
    which allows users to remain anonymous.
  • Department of Justice 2016 report shows one website on Tor hosted 1.3 million
    images depicting children subjected to violent sexual abuse..
  • The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) estimates over
    26 million sexual abuse images and videos were received by their analysts in 2015 alone.

Fox News Nashville, April 26, 2017

Survey reveals what kind of porn women enjoy watching

  • YouPorn revealed that one in four visitors on the site are women
  • 34% women revealed that they watched porn with people they relate to in terms of age, weight and ethnicity

DECCAN CHRONICLE, April 14, 2017

Pornhub Survey: Females watch more porn videos on their mobile than men

  • 80% of women access Pornhub from mobile devices, compared to 69% of men
  • The use of mobile phones and tablets to access porn has been growing for both genders over the past few years – it now constitutes 72% of traffic worldwide
  • Pornhub found that 71% of its female users visit the portal using a smartphone and are 34% less likely to use the desktop computer than men.
  • 78% of millennials, aged 18-34, watch on their smartphone

PargalParrot March 10, 2017

Apparently, People in the Bible Belt Watch The Most Porn, Says New Study

  • The study, which was published in the Journal of Sex Research, analyzed porn searches in the United States from the last six years, in hopes of finding patterns in porn consumption relating to religiosity.
  • The results of the study showed that biggest porn-lovers in America are Evangelical Protestants who believe in God, attend church very often, and take the Bible literally.

Maxim, April 2, 2017

Kids as young as seven are watching porn.

  • Ireland now stands at fourth in the world for porn use per capita.
  • The reason for the jump could be due to increased accessibility from laptops, tablets and smartphones.
  • “We’ve had someone seeking help at the age of 25 who first started using porn at the age of 10.”

The Irish Sun,  March 5, 2017

Almost half of Brits HAPPY to watch porn movies in public

  • 43% of people said they thought it was fine for others to watch away.
  • Of those who said “yes” to whether it was ok to watch porn in public, 45% said they had actually gone and done it.
  • 52% of respondents saying they knew it was wrong to watch porn in public, 24% of those people admitted doing it anyway.
  • 38% of respondents had watched porn at work or in an office, 26% had watched in a public space like a park and 16% in a cafe or bar.

Daily Star, February 7, 2017

Survey reveals middle-aged Brits draw the line at watching porn or visiting prostitutes.

  • UK’s 40 to 70-year-olds found many enjoy adventurous sex but the majority skip X-rated websites and wouldn’t pay for sex
  • Forty-three per cent of men surveyed, and 88 per cent of women, said they never looked at porn on the internet.
  • Only 13 per cent of males said they used X-rated sites two or three times a week, and just seven per cent of men said porn was a daily habit for them.
  • The minority who use porn tend to do it alone. Only six per cent said they watched it with their partners.
  • Fewer than five per cent of men admitted they had cheated on their partner with a sex worker, and fewer than 10 per cent said they had paid for sex while they were single.

Daily Record, January 30, 2017

Everything you wanted to know about married men and porn

  • According to the report, more people have been looking for married men porn than ever before. Note that we aren’t talking about married men watching porn but rather the trend of people watching married men porn.
  • The term wife is searched more extensively than husband by 418 per cent more.

India News, January 12, 2017

Australia is the 8th biggest consumer of porn in the world, according to research.

  • Pornhub revealed what Australians searched for the most in 2016, with the term “lesbian” topping the rankings.
  • “Australian” was also a popular search term, as was “massage” and “cartoon”.

DailyMail.com, January 7, 2017

Brits are the word’s second biggest porn viewers

  • The stats also reveal somewhat bizarre results when it comes to fetishes across the globe.
  • When it came to each session of porn viewing, Brits stuck around longer than any other European country – averaging nine minutes and 40 seconds

The Sun, January 7, 2017

Porn ruins sex for teens and beyond

  • a study of the 50 best-selling pornographic videos shows that 88.2 % of scenes include physical aggression
  • 48.7 per cent of scenes include verbal aggression
  • Almost 95 per cent of the aggression is directed at female performers
  • 43 per cent of online porn users start between the ages of 11 and 13

The Sydney Morning Herald, December 7, 2016

The Priest Exposing Italy’s Child Porn Addicts

  • Child pornography has risen more than 500 percent in Italy
  • “Child pornography is a crime against humanity,” he says.
  • In Italy, the production and dissemination of child pornography has risen by 543 percent over the last five years
  • More than 80 percent of the victims of child pornography found in Italy include young girls.

Daily Beast, October 16, 2016

Porn Use in Church Continues to Escalate

  • 68% of church going men viewed Porn on a regular basis.
  • “Of young adults 18-24 years old, 76 percent actively – and these are Christians – actively seek out porn.”
  • 49% of young adults say that all or most of their friends view porn regularly.
  • 33% of females aged 13-24 using porn regularly.
  • Only 9% of church goers and 7% of Pastors say that they have a program at their church to help those struggling with pornography.

CharismaNews, September 1, 2016

From a study of over 2,000 men over the age of 50 in the U.S.:

  • 47% of men over the age of 60 viewed porn within the past 2 months.
  • 29% of men in their seventies viewed porn within the past 2 months.
  • 42% said porn was the only way they could achieve orgasm.
  • 56% said they had tried to stop but couldn’t.
  • 58% said they believed it was wrong.

The Gilmer Mirror, July 27, 2015


From a survey of students in India of 400 students:

  • 70% of boys began watching porn at age 10.
  • 93% of boys said that porn was addictive as drugs.
  • 86% said that porn led to sexual activity.

Times of India, July 25, 2015


10% of U.K. 12 and 13 year olds fear they are addicted to porn. 12% of 12-13 year olds admitted to participating in a sexually explicit video. One girl told the story of how, when she was 12, her then 12 year old “boyfriend” sexually assaulted her.
BBC News, March 31, 2015


From a survey of more than 4400 men in South Africa:

67% view porn, and 27% masturbate several times a week (since masturbation usually accompanies porn use, the latter number could mean fewer men are willing to talk about self-sex than pornography.)
New24.com, South Africa, March 19, 2015


From a survey of 75,000 men: 64% said their “taste” in porn had become more extreme or deviant with use, and created waning interest in their life partner.
Christian Examiner, February 23, 2015


A recent survey showed four out of 10 married South Korean men have been unfaithful to their spouse.
Yonhap News, February 15, 2015


A survey of 2500 UK school and university students showed:

  • 60% watch porn to get information about sex
  • 75% said that sex ed at school was not practical and rated it fair, poor, or terrible.
  • 75% said that porn creates unrealistic expectations.
  • 50% said that issues they need to know are not available in class.

The Guardian, January 29, 2015


From a survey of UK Christians:

  • 75% of Christian men view porn at least monthly.
  • 41% of Christian men admit to being addicted to pornography.
  • 30% of church leaders view porn regularly
  • 10% of Christian men have paid for sex.
  • 90% of Christians believe the church does not adequately support those struggling with porn

The Way, UK, January 20, 2015


From a survey of 1002 internet users in Ireland:

  • 83% of men and 56% of women have viewed porn.
  • 25% of these watch it weekly.
  • 36% who are not in a relationship view porn weekly.
  • 7% had seen porn before the age of 12
  • 49% of women ages 18-24 believe their partners are viewing porn.
  • 31% of the Irish believe porn is morally unacceptable

Irish News, January 17, 2015


Pornhub, the internet’s largest portal of porn, showed the following numbers from 2014.
Please keep in mind this is just one site.

  • Total visits: 18.35 billion
  • Number of videos viewed: 78.9 billion; 11 videos for every man, woman and child on earth.
  • The most searched term: Teen
  • 23% of Pornhub’s viewers are women
  • The U.S. is Number 1 in per capita page views.
  • Average viewing time by an American: 9 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • 45% of porn is viewed on smartphones, 44% on desktop PCs, and the rest on tablets.
  • On Christmas day, porn traffic drops by 18%.
  • Porn traffic on the Superbowl dropped 22%.

Pornhub, 2014 year in review, January 7, 2015


87% said that their partner’s online cheating (by porn or other means on the internet) had a negative affect on their relationship. 41% called their partner’s online cheating significant, while 35% said it caused an end to the relationship.
From a survey taken by Robert Weiss, a counselor who works with sex addiction.

Huffpost, January 7, 2015


A survey of 487 male college students by researchers at the University of Arkansas found that the more young men watched porn, the more likely they were to use it during sex and request pornographic acts from their partner.

The Health Site, December 15, 2014


A survey of 2000 UK workers showed 1/5 had accessed porn on a personal device that was used for work, putting the company’s computer systems at risk of malware attacks. 15% of men and 8% of women admitted to accessing porn on their work issued computer devices.
SC Magazine, December 10, 2014


47% of Indians access porn from their desktop computer, while the rest access it from their smartphone.
The rest access porn by their tablets. India is the fifth highest consumer of porn in the world.

India Today, November 23, 2014


75% of Danish men and 1/3 of Danish women watch porn according to a 2014 survey by the women’s magazine Q.
Masturbating, “sexual inspiration”, and killing time were the reasons given to use pornography.
The Local DK, 10-31-14


52% of women in Trinidad admitted to watching porn in a survey, in addition to 79% of men. Trinidad has one of the highest per capita rate of searches for porn on Google. 65% agreed that porn was harmful, 82% that it degraded women, and 76% agreed that porn use leads to sexual addiction.
Trinidad Express, October 18, 2014


A survey by Canadian researchers shows that U.S. states with the greatest religious and politically conservative affiliation are apt to search the most for sex online.
The Daily Beast, October 11, 2014


  • 56% of Britons watch porn at least occasionally. 15% do on a regular basis.
  • 53% of UK women read erotica novels at least occasionally.

The UK Independent, September 29, 2014


A University of Sydney, Australia, study found that:

  • 70% of Australian men view porn online (the article quotes that some surveys show the number as high as 90%).
  • The average first exposure to porn is age 11.
  • 80% of 15 to 17 year olds have had multiple exposures to hard core porn.

Newcastle Herald, September 12, 2014


One of the first large scale surveys in Singapore of 836 13 to 15 year olds found that:

  • 50% have watched or read sexually explicit materials, some as early as age 7.
  • 77% of these accessed porn through smartphones.

Asiaone, Singapore, September 8, 2014


  • 80% of UK teens say porn is “too easy” to access or stumble upon on the internet.
  • 46% of teens said sexting is a part of everyday life for teenagers.
  • 70% said porn was seen as normal by their peers at school.
  • 1 in 10 told their parents about stumbling on to porn on the internet.
  • 2/3 of girls and nearly 50% of boys said growing up would be easier if porn was harder to access.

DailyMail, UK, August 19, 2014


  • 64% of American men view porn at least monthly, the percentage of Christian men is nearly the same.
  • 79% of men ages 18-30 view porn at least monthly.
  • 67% of men ages 31-49 view porn at least monthly.
  • 55% of married men view porn at least monthly.

Digital Journal, August 14, 2014


Christians who support gay marriage are seven times more likely to approve of pornography, six times more likely to approve of promiscuity, and five times as likely to approve of adultery as compared to those who don’t.
The Global Dispatch, August 14, 2014


The percentage of UK women who cheat on their husbands has risen 40% in the past 20 years.
Counsel & Heal, July 25, 2014


  • 80% of college students in India watch porn; 40% watch rape porn.
  • 76% said that watching rape porn leads to the desire to rape a woman.

ABP Live, India, July 24, 2014


Of a survey of 8,000 girls and women in India, 49% said they learned about sex from watching porn videos.
India.com. June 25, 2014


40% of Canadian boys grades 4 – 11 are viewing porn; 1/3 of these, every day.
Business Standard, June 13, 2014


Of a survey of 248 Oxford (UK) students:

  • 71.8% of all students said they view porn;
  • 91% of men vs 51% of women.

The Oxford Student, June 12, 2014


68% of Christian men and 50% of pastors confessed to viewing porn weekly in a recent survey.
Christian News Wire, June 11, 2014


50% of Pornhub’s 38 million users are viewing porn via mobile devices.
TimesLive, June 5, 2014


Of the 758 who responded (half of the senior class), a recent survey of Harvard’s graduating class of 2014 revealed the following:

  • 60% want to legalize marijuana
  • 48% of men watch porn multiple times a week
  • Around 40% are agnostic or atheist
  • 15% call themselves gay, bisexual, or “questioning.”
  • 90% endorse same sex marriage
  • 67% of those who are homosexual, bisexual, questioning, or other seniors have sought mental health counseling while at Harvard.
  • 80% voted for President Obama in 2012
  • 21% reached the age of 22 and were virgins
  • 12% said they had at least 10 sexual partners while in college.

Harvard Crimson, May 2014


90% of 1,676 respondents surveyed by the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation said they started watching porn as a minor.  79% view porn weekly; 22% watch it every day.
WantChinaTimes, May 25, 2014


From the results of a survey of 1,023 people by the IFOP survey institute:

  • 40% of women under age 35 have sent sexually explicit selfies to themselves or others.
  • 26% of men and women under 35 have recorded videos or taken pictures of sexually explicit acts
  • 32% of those who view porn frequently have had more than one sex partner in the past week
  • 21% of women and 32% of men watch live sex shows online.
  • 35% of women had masturbated, while 88% of men admitted to it.

May 15, 2014


A Cosmopolitan survey of 4000 men and 4000 women found that more than 30% of the men watched porn daily. 71% of men 18-34 watch it at least once a month.
Star Tribune, April 9, 2014


A survey of 3000 UK families found that children as young as age two had been exposed to pornography, and the average age of first exposure was four. 19% said their children got on the internet at age 2, 38% said their kids were 3 or older. Yet 74% of parents surveyed were unaware of options to filter porn from their computers, smart phones, or tablets.
The Scotsman, April 3, 2014


The Week quoted the results of a survey where 65% of American men said porn is morally unacceptable, but then highlighted that 30% of all internet traffic is porn, concluding that “Americans look at porn but feel bad about it.”
The Week, March 6, 2014


In a recent ChristianMingle study, 50% percent of female Christians and 39 percent of Christian males said they went to church at least once a month. Of the 716 Christians surveyed, 90 percent said they would be comfortable with premarital sex; 61 percent of these said without any strings attached.
Christian Post, February 13, 2014


  • Ireland’s internet porn use has increased 77% since 2010.
  • Most porn use occurs between 10pm and 1:00am.

Irish Mirror, February 9, 2014


During the Super Bowl, porn use in Denver dropped 51%, while porn use in Seattle fell 61%.
By 10:00pm Eastern time, when the outcome of the game had been determined, porn use in Denver rocketed from -51% to +18%.
In Seattle porn use was still lower than usual, at around -3%.

As reported by Pornhub, February 3, 2014


A survey of youth in the UK showed:

  • 50% of 11-14 year olds had viewed porn.
  • Four out of ten of these admitted that it affected their relationships with others.

UK Daily Mail Online, January 19, 2014.


  • 56% of divorce cases had one person who was hooked on porn.
  • Porn is a 13 billion dollar industry
  • The US produces 89% of the world’s pornography.
  • Initial age of porn exposure – 11
  • More than 50% of porn internet users report losing interest in sex with their partner.
  • 40% of those who are sexually addicted lose their spouse.
  • 58% suffer financial loss.
  • 1/3 lose their jobs
  • Severe clinical depression was reported twice as frequently among porn users as compared to non-porn users.

Christian Post, December 30, 2013


  • 30% of all internet traffic is pornography.
  • The world’s largest porn site transfers 29 petabytes of porn a month
  • In the U.S., 52% of pornography is accessed on smartphones; 10% on tablets.
  • Worldwide, 51% of porn is accessed on desktop computers; 49% on smartphones and tablets.

The Inquisitr, December 26, 2013


  • A survey of malware experts showed that 40% of them had cleaned off porn from a company executives’ computer.
  • 29% of working U.S. adults watch porn on their computer at the office.

BetaBeat, November 12, 2013


From a survey of 177 young men aged 16 to 20 in the UK:

  • 97% had viewed porn
  • 23% said they had tried to stop watching it but could not
  • 13% said they were watching content that was “more extreme”

Independent.ie, September 30, 2013


A recent survey in London of 800 young people showed:

  • Most teenage boys view it 2-3 times per week, on their phone or bedroom computer.
  • 2/3 of those between 11 and 13 had viewed porn
  • 83% stumbled on it accidentally

IOL Lifestyle, September 3, 2013


  • The U.S. is the worldwide King of Porn.
  • 60% of all porn pages are hosted in the U.S.
  • 26% are hosted in the Netherlands
  • 7% are hosted in the UK
  • 1% are hosted by Germany
  • In addition, California is the engine of the U.S. Porn industry, churning out 66% of all porn made in the U.S.

IBT Times UK, “World Porn League; UK Sits Not So Proudly in Third Place,” August 13, 2013


More than 80% of Indian high school students have been exposed to porn.
The New Indian Express, July 30, 2013


In the UK, porn websites are accessed more than social media or shopping
The Business Standard, July 30, 2013


64% of Australian children are learning about sex from pornography.
WA Today Australia, July 22, 2013


According to a survey of 19,000 parents, kids begin viewing porn as early as age 6.
ABC News10, May 15, 2013 


100% of 9th grade boys and 50% of girls surveyed by the Deputy Children’s Commissioner in the UK were found to be accessing porn. 4,500 children had committed sexual offenses.
HuffPost Lifestyle, May 7, 2013


30% of all data transferred across the internet is porn. 70% of men watch it, while 30% of women do.
ZeeNews India, May 5, 2013


Of a survey of 1000 people, 44% view free porn on the internet as their preferred method for obtaining it, 16% on DVDs, and 4% on pay per view sites. 36% said they don’t view porn, meaning that 64% regularly access it in some way.
Huffington Post, Free Porn Continues to be a Problem for the Porn Industry, 4-10-13


1 in 3 visitors of porn sites are women. In 2006, the UK alone received 1.9 billion in revenue from porn.
Policymic, 3-9-13


Investigations of sex offences by minors increased by 38% from 2009/2010 to 2011/2012 in the UK.
UK Daily Mail, 3-3-13


A year long survey found that 75% of pre-university students in rural areas of India were addicted to porn.
The Indian Express, 2-27-13


  • 90% of therapists see more problems related to porn use.
  • 94% of therapists have seen a rise in people addicted to porn.
  • 70% of 18 to 34 year olds use porn once a month.

From a Cosmopolitan survey, as quoted by Medical Daily, January 20, 2013


A major website that offers porn videos reports the following statistics:

U.S. States that viewed the most porn:

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Massachusetts
  3. New York
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New Jersey

Day of the year with the highest traffic – December 27, 2012, with more than 12 million visitors
Buzzfeed, as reported by DCIst, January 9, 2013


67% of men and 49% of women say porn is acceptable.
One youth minister states that 90% of the kids who come to him for help… all who are from Christian families… are addicted to porn.
21% of Christian teenage girls admit to texting a naked photo of themselves. 12-3-12: CBN News


In the Springs of 2012, PBS published the results of a survey by the Kinsey Institute. There were 10,453 respondents, 80% of who were men.

When asked why they used porn, the top 5 reasons given were:

  1. To masturbate / for physical release.
  2. For sexual arousal.
  3. From curiosity.
  4. “Because I can fantasize about things I wouldn’t necessarily want to do in real life.”
  5. For distraction.

PBS Frontline; American Porn


2/3 of Australian men view porn, some up to 5 hours a day. 20% of porn addicts prefer porn to sex with their wives. 30% admit their performance at work suffers because of porn.
News.com.au, September 13, 2012


One in three ten-year-olds have been exposed to pornography online; the largest group of internet porn consumers: 12 to 17 year olds.
Daily Mail, August 31, 2012


It appears that broadcast TV will soon go the way of Cable TV and show explicit nudity. The Parents Television Council found a 407% increase of incidents of full nudity (which are pixelated in certain areas) in the 2011-2012 television season, as compared to the previous year. 70% of shows with “blurred nudity” appeared before 9:00. It probably won’t be long before the pixels come off.
August 27, 2012, as reported by PluggedIn.


Orlando is the porn capital of the U.S.A. Men’s Health drew statistics from DVD rentals, number of Adult stores, porn searches on Google and households that subscribed to Cinemax. Las Vegas was #2, Wilmington, NC was #3, Raleigh, NC was #4 and Charlotte, NC was #5.
Daily Mail, May 8, 2012.


Four out of five 16 year old boys and girls regularly access porn online, while one in three ten year olds have seen it.
60% of 11-16 year olds have internet access in their room.
UK Mail Online, 4-18-12


One of the largest porn sites in the world receives 4.4 billion page views a month by 350 million unique visitors, 3 times the page views of CNN or ESPN.
As provided by Google’s Double Click Ad Planner, quoted by Extreme Tech.
4-9-12


In 2011, one child was sexually attacked every 20 minutes in the UK.
SkyNews, UK 4-4-2012


50% of pastors regularly view porn.
As quoted from a pastormark.tv survey, 3-27-12


A Christian missions agency is reported as saying that 80% of their applicants admit to struggles with porn.
Harry Schaumberg in Christian Post, 3-8-12


Disturbing “new” trend: teens having group sex. 1 in 13 teenaged girls confessed to participating in group sex in a recent survey by Boston University’s School of Public Health. Those who viewed porn in the previous month were 5 times more likely to participate in group sex.
New Jersey News Room, 12-21-11


Phone sex generates 750 million to 1 billion of revenue a year.
Slate, 12-19-11, quoting a 2005 survey


On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 the xxx domain went live with over 100,000 new porn sites. Porn sites with .com or other extension are not banned, which means the xxx sites are adding to, not replacing existing sites.
Christian Post, 12-7-11


80% of boys and 40% of girls in Ireland admitted to viewing porn in a Unicef survey.
November 26, 2011, Irish Independent, “Sex and the Irish Teen.”


From a survey of 1000 pastors:

  • 69% say porn has adversely affected the church.

When asked to estimate how many of their church members view porn on a weekly basis:

  • 43% of these pastors did not respond. Of those who did:
  • 62% of pastors said less than 10% of congregants view porn weekly
  • 24% of pastors said that 10-24% of their members view porn weekly
  • 10% of pastors said that that 25-49% of their members view porn weekly
  • 4% of pastors said that 50% or more of their members view porn weekly

Other statistics:

  • 43% of internet users view porn.
  • 70% of 18-24 year olds visit porn sites monthly.
    Baptist Press, November 15, 2011, quoting Lifeway Research and Education Database survey results.

Porn users are 400% more likely to visit a prostitute.
The Daily Reporter, November 7, 2011


  • Sex and porn are in the top 5 search terms for kids under 18.
  • 37% of UK families have set up porn filters.
  • British teens spend an average of 87 hours a year looking at porn.
  • 70% of all porn traffic occurs between 9:00am and 5pm during theworkweek.
    Independent Online, October 31, 2011

An Australian ISP blocked 84,000 requests for child porn in the first 3 months after it initiated a voluntary porn filter.
ZD Net, October 19, 2011


In a survey of 300 children under the age of 13 in India, 67% admitted to accessing porn sites, most by their cell phones.
Cathnews India, October 12, 2011


70% of Christian men view porn repeatedly.

– Chad Barrett, author of Journey to Freedom
Everyday Christian, October 8, 2011


A University of New Hampshire study found that two thirds of junior high school students surveyed looked at porn on the internet when they were supposed to be studying. About 34% go on to have a problem with internet porn.

As many as 40% of those who have problems with sex addiction from online interactions are women.
Rochester City Newspaper, 9-28-11


90% of eight to 16 year olds have viewed porn online.
Independent Online, 9-27-11


  • 90% of teenagers have viewed porn.
  • 80% of 15-17 year olds have been exposed to hard core porn.
  • 67% of men and 59% of women said that porn was acceptable.
  • Campus Crusade for Christ staff.

Christian Post, 7-16-2011