It’s no secret that porn has become mainstream entertainment in our society. From popular porn sites putting up billboards in New York City’s Times Square to online news sources like BuzzFeed normalizing porn with viral videos, it seems porn is everywhere. Porn is plastered all over social media sites like Tumblr and it’s easy to see on Twitter’s considering the Twitterverse is home to an estimated 10+ million porn accounts.

But not everyone is complaining about porn’s pervasiveness. Check out what a lot of poeple are saying about porn:

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If only these people knew the facts behind the real harmful effects of porn, they’d likely have a different view. The reality is that porn’s harmful effects are no longer unknown. 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 seriously damaged their lives and relationships.

So let’s shed some more light on this issue, specifically the facts.

11 Porn Industry Stats That Really Need To Change:

– 1) Porn sites receive more regular traffic than Netflix, Amazon, & Twitter combined each month. (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) Child porn is a $3 billion industry. (TopTenReviews)

– 10) Porn is a global, $97 billion industry, with $12 billion of that coming from the U.S. (NBC News

If these stats don’t wake people up, what will? These problems aren’t going away as long as people continue to justify and defend the consumption of porn. At one point in time, porn wasn’t so common. It wasn’t an issue that affected millions of people, much less all of society. It wasn’t a topic that needed to be discussed with such urgency. Well, here’s a wake up call:

Those days are over. Porn is a favorite past time for millions of users, and many of them have no idea what kind of harm they’re letting into their lives.

But we can change that. We can raise awareness, and these stats are under our control. We hold the power to change these numbers by being educated and decreasing the demand for porn. Right now, the porn industry is simply supplying what people are demanding. 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 that doesn’t include porn.

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?

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