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Like it or not, pornography is a part of today's American culture. What a few decades ago would have been purchased in shady parts of town by men with their collars turned up is now taught in Advertising 101. After all, "sex sells." As some of the statistics below show, sex sells a lot.

This is a huge problem for our nation and our society. As Dr. Donald Hilton explains, pornography is more than just a bad habit, it is an addiction which can be as hard to shake as heroin. "Human sexual climax utilizes the same reward pathways as those mobilized during a heroin rush. If we fail to understand the implications of pornography's ability to re-program the brain structurally, neurochemically, and metabolically, we doom ourselves to continue to fail in treating this formidable disease."

The statistics below show exactly how widespread this is.

1. 12% of the websites on the internet are pornographic.

2. Every second, $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography.

3. Every second, 28,258 internet users are viewing porn.

4. 40 million Americans are regular visitors to porn sites.

5. In the US, internet porn pulls in $2.84 billion per year. The entire worldwide industry is $4.9 billion.

6. 2.5 billion emails per day are pornographic.

7. 25% of all search engine requests are pornographic related. That's 68 million per day.

8. 35% of all internet downloads are pornographic.

9. Top pornographic search terms (in millions): sex -75%, adult dating - 30%, porn - 23%

10. Utah has the highest online porn subscription rate per thousand home broadband users: 5.47

11. 34% of internet users have experienced unwanted exposure to porn, either through pop-up ads, misdirected links, or emails.

12.There are 116,00 searches for "child pornography" each day.

13. The average age at which a child first sees porn is 11.

14. 20% of men admit to watching porn online at work. 13% of women do.

15. The least popular day of the year for viewing pornography is Thanksgiving. The most popular day of the week for viewing porn is Sunday.

16. According to comScore Media Metrix, there were 63.4 million unique visitors to adult websites in December of 2005, reaching 37.2% of the Internet audience.

17. According to the Florida Family Association, PornCrawler, their specialized software program, identified 20 U.S. companies that accounted for more than 70 percent of 297 million porn links on the Internet.

18. By the end of 2004, there were 420 million pages of pornography, and it is believed that the majority of these websites are owned by less than 50 companies (LaRue, Jan. "Obscenity and the First Amendment." Summit on Pornography. Rayburn House Office Building. Room 2322. May 19, 2005).

19. The Internet pornography industry generates $12 billion dollars in annual revenue, larger than the combined annual revenues of ABC, NBC, and CBS (Family Safe Media, January 10, 2006, http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html ).

20. The largest group of viewers of Internet porn is children between ages 12 and 17 (Family Safe Media, December 15, 2005,

http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html ).

1- 20, via pinkcross.com

21.70% of 18 to 24 year old men visit pornographic sites in a typical month. 66% of men in their 20s and 30s also report being regular users of pornography.

22. 40% of adults surveyed believe that pornography harms relationships between men and women.

23. According to 2004 IFR research, U.S. porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC (6.2 billion). Porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises. The pornography industry, according to conservative estimates, brings in $57 billion per year, of which the United States is responsible for $12 billion.

24. One out of every six women grapples with addiction to pornography.

21-24, via purehope.net

This is clearly a HUGE issue that does not get enough attention, but will inevitably have devastating consequences as the "porn generation" begins to drive society. The church, both as a whole and as the individuals who make it up, are the only defense against this wave of perversion. We have to pray that God would make us steadfast, that He would touch the hearts of His people, and that we could be the salt and light to our troubled nation.

But God bless America.

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we should focus more on how the west is sexualizing children

why just the west? it happens world wide.

about 23 billion people are in slavery (not 100% of that is sex slavery)

about 400,000 of those people are in the US.

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The "problem" here is that christians should be anti-pornography. Whether if it delivers the same rush as heroin in some respects is... entirely... irrelevant.

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The comments by Christians here disturb me more then the facts. We are suppose to be anti-pornography, not talking about how we get it, or how much we like it.

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Disgusting statistics, but I'm not completely surprised. And what can you do about it anyway?

The comments by Christians here disturb me more then the facts. We are suppose to be anti-pornography, not talking about how we get it, or how much we like it.

Well Max_Power is not a Christian (by his own admission). That only leaves Madame_Captain (Pielette).

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1. 12% of the websites on the internet are pornographic.

Straight away I'm questioning the validity of your statistics. :rolleyes:

2. Every second, $3,075.64 is being wasted on paid pornography. There are loads of chumps on the internet.

fixed.

12.There are 116,00 searches for "child pornography" each day.

Despicable.

14. 20% of men admit to watching porn online at work. 13% of women do.

...idiots

15. The least popular day of the year for viewing pornography is Thanksgiving. The most popular day of the week for viewing porn is Sunday.

lol

22. 40% of adults surveyed believe that pornography harms relationships between men and women.

only 40%? Then it's obviously not a problem.

This is clearly a HUGE issue that does not get enough attention, but will inevitably have devastating consequences as the "porn generation" begins to drive society. The church, both as a whole and as the individuals who make it up, are the only defense against this wave of perversion. We have to pray that God would make us steadfast, that He would touch the hearts of His people, and that we could be the salt and light to our troubled nation.

It's not a big deal... really.

Wait, where's the issue?

i lol'd hard

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The comments by Christians here disturb me more then the facts. We are suppose to be anti-pornography, not talking about how we get it, or how much we like it.

You'll get over it. lololol

Well Max_Power is not a Christian (by his own admission). That only leaves Madame_Captain (Pielette).

Do you really have to reference old usernames? I got rid of it for a reason. Respect that, eh?

Also, it's Madame Captain. No need for an underscore.

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I'm not even going to get involved in this ... Except to say that I find the general Christian self-righteous attitude to pornography and the natural expression of sexuality more disturbing than most of those statistics. If anyone wants to discuss this, PM me. I'm open to persuasion, but as the OP clearly isn't, I'm not going to press the issue further in this thread.

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I'm not even going to get involved in this ... Except to say that I find the general Christian self-righteous attitude to pornography and the natural expression of sexuality more disturbing than most of those statistics. If anyone wants to discuss this, PM me. I'm open to persuasion, but as the OP clearly isn't, I'm not going to press the issue further in this thread.

Um... I love you. u.u

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why just the west? it happens world wide.

about 23 billion people are in slavery (not 100% of that is sex slavery)

about 400,000 of those people are in the US.

Amazing how roughly 400% of the world's population are slaves. You meant million, right?

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12.There are 116,00 searches for "child pornography" each day.

But God bless America.

Bear in mind some of them might be searching for information on the issue of child pornography, not CP itself.

Disgusting, nevertheless.

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Yes that could be the case, but what researcher would type the words in quotes, "Child Pornography?"

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Yes that could be the case, but what researcher would type the words in quotes, "Child Pornography?"

Anyone looking for general information on the topic.

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The comments by Christians here disturb me more then the facts. We are suppose to be anti-pornography, not talking about how we get it, or how much we like it.

I agree! This is so very disappointing! God tells us to keep our hearts and minds on everything from above. How is porn considered good? I can't believe Christians say this is ok. I mean really.

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Yes that could be the case, but what researcher would type the words in quotes, "Child Pornography?"

what person actually looking for child porn would type 'child pornography' into google =|

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The only one that really bothers me is the child pornography thing. Otherwise, I don't care what people do with their free time.

However, I'm not going to take a website called "American Decency Association" seriously since it probably has a biased agenda.

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why just the west? it happens world wide.

about 23 billion people are in slavery (not 100% of that is sex slavery)

23 billion??? There are only 7 billion people on earth.

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only 40%? Then it's obviously not a problem.

Tell that to someone who is struggling with an addiction to it.

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It's not a big deal... really.

I am sure that thet the families of Ted Bundy's six victims would beg to differ.

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However, I'm not going to take a website called "American Decency Association" seriously since it probably has a biased agenda.

In case you hadn't noticed ocean, most websites are biased as they are trying to promote a product or idea.

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