Pornography Statistics: Who uses Porn?
Thought Leader: Jeff Logue, Ph.D.
Pornography is a multibillion-dollar industry. It has been suggested that because so many people are using porn today, the porn industry is making more money than all professional sports combined.
Here are some statistics on adult interaction with pornography:
- Men admitting to accessing porn at work: 20%
- US adults who regularly visit internet pornography websites: 40 million
- Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home: 47%
- Adults admitting to internet sexual addiction: 10%
These statistics clearly show that many people are using pornography.
I am not advocating that you use porn. In fact, I hope that after you finish viewing this content you’ll understand that using porn is extremely dangerous, for you as an individual and for your relationships.
I was sharing with another faculty member the other day that men using pornography has become so normal, that it is almost fashionable to come out and say and admit to using porn. But a growing number of women are engaging in the use of pornography.
- 13% of women admit to accessing porn at work
- 70% of women keep their cyber activities secret
- 17% of all women struggle with porn addiction
It may not be pictorial, in a video or what we would strictly define as pornography but a growing number of women are using what we call erotica. The statistics show that:
- Women favor chat rooms 2x more than men.
- 1 of 3 visitors of all adult web sites is a woman.
The difference between pornography and erotica has to do with whom your affection is being directed toward. Pornography generally deal with objectification, where as, erotica forms a relational connection. I came across one particular case in my research where one woman spent 8 hours a day, seven days a week engaged in chat rooms, use of erotica pornography. Her pornography problem escalated to the point where she lost her job, her husband, her kids and ultimately she stopped eating and became anorexic. Her craving and desire for erotica was so intense that it eclipsed everything else in her life.
Why am I sharing these statistics? It is a common misconception that pornography is only a problem for men. Pornography is a people problem and it affects everyone.
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Learn more about the effects of pornography on relationships
- Dr. Logue's full lecture on the "Effects of Pornography on Relationships"
- Advice on How to Combat an Addiction to Pornography
- Should You Marry Someone with a Pornography Problem?
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