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Porn Facts and Stats

Types of Pornography

  • Hard-core Pornography
  • Aggressive pornography
  • Soft-porn
  • Bestiality & Violence
  • Indecent Amateur Content

Popular Means of Accesibility

  • Internet
  • Mobile Phones
  • Adult Stores
  • Bookstores and Video Stores

Recent Trends

  • Indecent internet content no longer limited to professional porn
  • Abundance of digital cameras, webcams is encouraging amateur porn and soft porn (partial nudity)
  • Popularity of Social Networking (Youtube, myspace…etc) is encouraging the sharing of personal graphic content, especially by teens and young adults at alarming rates. Little do they realize that once uploaded online, their content leaves their controlled environment and becomes public virtually forever!

The Facts

  • Internet indecency increasingly affecting families and society in a negative fashion
  • Faith-based communities are not exempt
  • Just like other faith based communities, North American Muslim communities are also hard hit by pornography
  • With the spreading of the internet globally, international communities are hit hard by pornography as well

The Rude Statistics

*references on bottom

  • 72% of youth with access to internet have seen online pornography before the age of 18, 93.2% of which are boys & 61.1% of which of girls
  • Average age of first Internet exposure to porn: 11 years old
  • 8-16 year olds having viewed porn online: 90% while doing homework
  • 15-17 year olds having multiple hard-core exposures: 80%
  • Largest consumer of internet pornography: Ages 35-49
  • Internet users who view porn: ~ 43%
  • US Christians who said pornography is a major problem at home: 47%
  • US Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week: 53%
  • We’re not aware of official statistics for Muslims in US, but anecdotal statements from Muslim counselors indicate that the problem is significant. If you follow the Islamic faith please take the survey on this site to help reach a quantification on the magnitude of the problem
  • Up to 70% of files exchanged between Saudi teenagers’ mobile phones contain pornography
  • Number of Porn pages: > 500 Millions
  • Daily Pornographic Emails: >2.5 billions
  • Average Daily Pornographic Emails: 4.5 per Internet user
  • Volume of Internet traffic: 62% Porn
  • Worldwide Pornography yearly revenues: > $100 Billions of which ~15% from internet porn

* These statistics were collected between 2006 and 2009, portions may vary but we list them here to illustrate the significance of the problem

Behavioral and Cognitive Consequences

According to the website of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families, addiction to pornography may have severe consequences on the individual, and these consequences tend to escalate in the following manner:

  • Addiction: Pornography provides a powerful sexual stimulant or aphrodisiac effect, followed by sexual release, most often through masturbation
  • Escalation: Over time addicts require more explicit and deviant material to meet their sexual “needs”
  • Desensitization: What was first perceived as gross, shocking and disturbing, in time becomes common and acceptable
  • Acting out sexually: There is an increasing tendency to act out behaviors viewed in pornography.
  • Exposure to pornography can lead to an addiction that robs children of the opportunity to develop in a healthy manner psychologically, morally, and spiritually
  • Apart from sexual addiction, children are also harmed when they receive a “sex mis-education” from viewing hardcore pornography, which depicts promiscuous, perverse, degrading, and violent sexual behaviors
  • Many (most) men who are addicted to pornography were first exposed to pornography as children
  • “Children” are also harmed when their addiction to pornography follows them into adulthood and prevents or ruins their marriages, costs them their jobs

Corrective Steps

Please see our resources section for more information on what steps can be taken to protect against pornography and its effects

References to Above Statistics *

Source: Figure 12 in Zillmann, Dolf: "Eff...

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January 1, 2011 Posted by | Societal / Cultural Issues, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


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