Cyber Porn Addiction

Tami-lee Duncan is launching a CyberPorn Addiction treatment program at ARCH Psychological Services. Individual and marital consultations and interventions are available. A group is planned. We’ll be providing more information over the coming weeks but for now we’d like to share some facts about the extent of the problem. For more information please call Tami-lee Duncan 780-428-9223

Statistics on Pornography Use in North America

Prevalence

  • 72 Million unique visitors access adult websites per month, worldwide.
  • In 2006 there were over 420 million web pages devoted to pornography.
  • 60% of all websites are sexual in nature.
  • 12% of total websites (4.2 million) are explicitly pornographic (2006).
  • 25% of total daily search engine requests (68 million) are for pornography.
  • 8% of daily emails are pornographic or sexual in nature.
  • Hollywood releases 11,000 adult movies per year- 20 times mainstream movie production.
  • Every second – $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography.
  • Every second – 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography.
  • Every second – 372 internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines.
  • Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is being created in the United States.
  • In 2006, there were 100,000 webpages that offered illegal child pornography.

Revenue

  • In 2006 Canada’s pornography revenue was $1 Billion dollars, which averages to $30.21 per person each year.
  • The pornography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink.
  • 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.

Demographics

  • In 2006, 42.7% of internet users view pornography.
  • 40 Million adults in the United States visit porn sites regularly.
  • 77% of online visitors to adult sites are male. The average age is 41 and 46% are married. 50% are actively religious.
  • 17% of all women struggle with porn addiction.
  • 1/3 of all visitors to adult websites are women.
  • Those making more than $75,000 a year represent 35 percent of those purchasing pornography. Another 26 percent of pornography consumers make $50,000-75,000 per year.
  • Age is not a major factor. Pornography consumers are fairly evenly divided. The 35 to 44-year-old age group consume the most pornography in the United States (26 percent) and 18-24-year-olds purchase the least (14 percent).
  • 10% of adults admit to an internet sexual addiction.
  • 20% of men say they access pornography at work.
  • 13% of women surveyed in 2006, admitted to using pornography at work.
  • 44% of workers admitted to accessing X-rated sites while at work.
  • 70% of female users keep their cyber activities a secret.
  • 34% of people received unwanted exposure to sexual material.
  • The average age of first internet exposure to pornography is 11 years old.
  • The largest consumers of internet pornography are users age 35-49 years old.
  • Almost 80% of 15-17 year olds will have multiple exposures to hard-core pornography.
  • 90% of 8-16 year olds will have viewed porn online, most will doing homework or recreational web browsing.
  • Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex or affairs.

Risks and Consequences Associated with Pornography

  • 30% of companies surveyed had terminated employees due to accessing porn at work.
  • 42% of surveyed adults stated that their partner’s use of pornography made them feel insecure and less attractive.
  • In 2006, 47% of Christians said that pornography is a problem in their home.
  • Incidents of child sexual exploitation have risen from 4,573 in 1998 to 112,083 in 2004, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • 40% of adults surveyed believe that pornography harms relationships between men and women.
  • According to pastors, the 8 top sexual issues damaging to their congregation are: 57% pornography addiction, 34% sexually active never-married adults, 30% adultery of married adults, 28% sexually active teenagers, 16% sexual dissatisfaction, 14% unwed pregnancy, 13% sexually active previously married adults, and 9% sexual abuse.
  • 23% of American adults believe “whether one likes it or not people should have full access to pornography under the Constitution’s First Amendment.”

Browsing

  • Internet consumers are most likely to search for the terms “sex,” “adult dating,” and “adult DVD”.
  • The top 20 search terms also include “teen sex,” “teen porn” and “sex ads.”
  • Statistics indicate the term “sex” was searched for as often by female consumers as it was by males.
  • Men performed 97 percent of the searches for the term “free porn.”
  • Websites often link the names of children’s cartoon characters with pornographic web searches. Examples include Pokemon and Action Man.

References

http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics.html

http://www.safefamilies.org/sfStats.php

http://www.purehope.net/statisticspornography.asp

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

Internet Pornography and Loneliness: An Association? Vincent Cyrus Yoder, Thomas B. Virden III, and Kiran Amin.  Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Volume 12.

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