Pornography

Statistics: 

•67% of young men and 49% of young women say viewing porn is an acceptable way to express one’s sexuality

•Just seven years ago, global porn revenues were estimated at $20 billion, with $10 billion coming from US consumers. However, by 2011 both global and U.S. porn revenues had been reduced by 50%, due in large part to the amount of free pornography available online. It is estimated that 80-90% of Internet porn users only access free online material.

•As far as online pornography is concerned, from 2001 to 2007, the Internet porn industry went from a $1-billion-a-year industry to $3-billion-a-year in the US alone.

•Men are 543% more likely to look at porn than females.
•Those who have ever committed adultery are 218% more likely to look at porn.
•Those who have ever engaged in paid sex are 270% more likely to look at porn.
•Those who are happily married are 61% less likely to look at porn.
•Those with teen children at home are 45% less likely to look at porn.

•In a 2010 national survey, over a quarter of 16- to 17-year olds said they were exposed to nudity online when they did not want to see it. In addition 20% of 16-year-olds and 30% of 17-year-olds have received a “sext” (a sexually explicit text message).

•More than 7 out of 10 teens hide their online behavior from their parents in some way.

•35% of boys say they have viewed pornographic videos “too many times to count.”

•More than half of boys and nearly a third of girls see their first pornographic images before they turn 13. In a survey of hundreds of college students, 93% of boys and 62% of girls said they were exposed to pornography before they turned 18.

•The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports that 56% of divorce cases involve one party having “an obsessive interest in pornographic websites.”

•According to numerous studies, prolonged exposure to pornography leads to:
•a diminished trust between intimate couples
•the belief that promiscuity is the natural state
•cynicism about love or the need for affection between sexual partners
•the belief that marriage is sexually confining
•a lack of attraction to family and child-raising

•By 2015, mobile adult content and services are expected to reach $2.8 billion per year, mobile adult subscriptions will reach nearly $1 billion, and mobile adult video consumption on tablets will triple. We are already starting to see an increase in mobile adult content.

•9 out of 10 boys were exposed to pornography before the age of 18.
•The first exposure to pornography among men is 12 years old.
•71% of teens hide online behavior from their parents.
•28% of 16-17 year olds have been unintentionally exposed to porn online.
•20% of 16-year-olds have received a sext and 30% of 17-year-olds have received a sext.

•All information from:–http://www.covenanteyes.com/2013/02/19/pornography-statistics/

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