Knowledge is POWER!
We consider pornography to be any pictures or writing designed to trigger sexual arousal. It can range from exploitative ads—such as Victoria’s Secret commercials—to the inhumane violent videos found on the Internet. 100% of children growing up in this culture are being exposed to it by the time they are 12 years old. Becoming aware of the facts about pornography might be the first step you need to take to help change this culture for the next generation.
In American Culture
- Every second $3,075.64 is spent on pornography. (Internet Pornography Statistics. Internet Filter Review, 2004.)
- Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet. (Exposing Porn: Science, Religion and the New Addiction, Paul Strand. Christian Broadcasting Network, 2004.)
- 94 percent of Americans believe a ban on Internet pornography should be legal. (Statistics on Internet Pornography.)
- 70 percent of 18-to-24-year-old men visit pornographic sites in a typical month. 66 percent of men in their 20s and 30s also report being regular users of pornography. (First-person: the culture of pornography, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Baptist Press, 28 December 2005.)
- 51 percent of US adults surveyed believe that pornography raises men’s expectation of how women should look and changes men’s expectations of how women should behave. (No Consensus Among American Public on the Effects of Pornography on Adults or Children or What Government Should Do About It, Harris Poll, 7 October 2005. www.harrisinteractive.com)
- One out of every six women grapples with addiction to pornography (Internet Pornography and Loneliness: An Association? Vincent Cyrus Yoder, Thomas B. Virden III, and Kiran Amin. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Volume 12.1, 2005.)
- 70 percent of Internet porn traffic occurs between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., when most people are at work. (Eric Retzlaff. National Coalition Sex Statistics. Family Guardian Fellowship.)
- Twenty percent of men and thirteen percent of women admitted to accessing pornography at work. (Internet Pornography Statistics. Internet Filter Review, 2004.)
- 56 percent of divorces involve one party having “an obsessive interest in pornographic websites. (The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community. Marriage & Religioius Inst., Family Research Council., Love & Responsibility Project: Center for Study of Catholic Higher Ed. Scribd. Web. 11 Dec. 2009.)
- 42 percent of surveyed adults indicated that their partner’s use of pornography made them feel insecure (Marriage Related Research, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.)
- Twelve is the average age a child enters the pornography industry and sexual slavery in the U.S. (US Department of Justice, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.)
- Nine out of ten children (ages eight to sixteen) have viewed pornography online. (Internet Filter Review.)
- When a child is exposed to pornography, their underdeveloped brain becomes psycho-pharmacologically altered. (The Psychopharmacology of Pictorial Pornography Restructuring Brain, Mind & Memory & Subverting Freedom of Speech; Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D.,The Institute for Media Education.)
How Porn Affects the Brain
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