Porn has largely become mainstream in our society. From porn sites putting up billboards in New York City’s Times Square to online news sources like BuzzFeed normalizing porn with seemingly every article they post, our society is having porn thrown in our face every day.

There is no better place to go than the online thought collector known as Twitter when looking for the popular opinion on any given subject. Tweets from hundreds of millions of users worldwide make it just one big massive reflection of our society. Check out what the Twitterverse is saying about porn:

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If only these people knew the facts behind the real harmful effects of porn. The reality is that porn’s seriously harmful effects are no longer a secret. The science and research has been out for years now and thousands of people, including porn stars themselves, have spoken out on how porn has damaged their lives.

So let’s shed some light on it.

We’re here to drop some truth bombs on you about the reality of porn.

10 PORN INDUSTRY STATS THAT NEED TO CHANGE:

★(1) Porn sites receive more regular traffic than Netflix, Amazon, & Twitter combined. (HuffPost)

★(2) 35% of all internet downloads are porn-related. (WebRoot)

★(3) 34% of internet users have been exposed to unwanted porn via ads, pop-ups, etc. (WebRoot)

★(4) Porn increased marital infidelity by 300%. (WebRoot)

★(5) 30% of all data transferred across the internet is porn-related. (HuffPost)

★(6) The most common female role in porn is women in their 20’s portraying teenagers. (Jon Millward. In 2013, Millward conducted the largest personal research study on the Porn Industry in the U.S. He interviewed 10,000 porn stars about various aspects of the business.)

★(7) Child porn is one of the fastest growing online businesses. (IWF)

★(8) 624,000 child porn traders have been discovered online in the U.S. (Innocent Justice)

★(9) Approximately 55% of teen girls living on the streets have engaged in prostitution. (Enough.org)

★(10) Child porn is a $3 billion industry. (TopTenReviews)

Not cool.

Seriously, if this doesn’t wake people up, what will? These problems aren’t going away as long as people continue to justify the consumption of porn. Once upon a time, porn wasn’t so common. It wasn’t an issue that affected millions of people, much less an entire society. It wasn’t a topic that needed to be discussed. Well, wake up call:

Those days are over.

But we can change that. These are stats we can control. We hold the power to change these stats by being educated and decreasing the demand for porn. Right now, the porn industry is simply supplying what people are looking for. The only way this changes is if people stop, re-examine reality, get educated about the real harmful effects of porn and make a change in their lives.

By stopping the demand for porn, we are putting an end to something that addicts people, destroys relationships, and affects our society as a whole. It’s time to change the stats.

You with us?

What YOU Can DO

If you’re not cool with these stats, SHARE this article and spread the word. Get educated on the real harms of porn and take a stand.