Twenty years ago, if you were to even mention the word ‘porn’ in a social setting, you would be perceived as weird, perverted, or just plain crazy. Today, however, with the widespread accessibility of the internet and the pornification of mass media, porn is no longer taboo. Nowadays, all one has to do is sit down at their computer and, with one simple click of a button, you can be immersed in an endless world of the most extreme images/videos in every conceivable genre.

The easy access of porn today is contributing to its rapid spread across the globe. Bottom lineporn is more popular today than ever.

Here are just a few stats on the state of porn from the last year, according to one of the most popular hardcore porn websites today, Pornhub:

-In 2016 alone, Pornhub got 23 BILLION visits. That’s 729 people a second, or 64 million a day—nearly equal to the population of the United Kingdom.

-Enough porn was watched in 2016 on this one website that all the data would fill 194,000,000 USB sticks. If you put the USB sticks end to end, they’d wrap all the way around the moon.

-Last year alone, 91,980,225,000 videos were watched on Pornhub. That’s 12.5 videos for every person on the planet.

-Also, 4,599,000,000 hours of porn were watched on the site in just one year. That’s equal to 5,246 centuries.

-The most popular search term in the whole site was “step mom” for the second year in a row. That’s right, incest-themed porn.

We don’t tell you these stats to scare you, we tell you so that you can understand just how big of a problem porn is, and how widespread and normalized it is. The numbers don’t lie, and neither does the research.

In a study done in 2006 of people age 18-49, 82% looked at pornographic magazines, 84% viewed pornographic films, and 34% viewed pornography online. And just a few years after that study was done, we can see how much of porn has left the magazine racks and poured online, to hardcore pornographic video-streaming websites. The reality is, we are the first generation in the history of the world to be dealing with this on such a huge scale.

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At the time of the study in 2006, 68% of those who viewed porn online were men while women only made up 13.6%. However, times are changing are fast due toyou guessed itinternet porn. In analytics released by popular porn site Pornhub, women are 113% more likely to search the term “hardcore” than men. They are also over 105% more likely to seek out genres of porn like “gangbang” and “rough sex.”

The old ideas that women just want to see romantic comedies and read steamy novels like Fifty Shades of Grey are outdated. With the porn culture in society that has been created, women are seeking out these harmful and dangerous depictions of sex just as much as men. The normalization of porn has led to many women becoming hooked on porn. It is now reported that the female demographic accounts for almost one-third of online porn viewers.

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Not only is the porn industry targeting both male and female adults, they have even begun to target children.

Studies have shown that the average age of a child’s first exposure to porn is around 11 years old. However, we see that that age is rapidly falling with more kids learning how to use phones, tablets, and computers at earlier ages. In 2007, internet security company McAfee did a study on “cyber squatting” and found that there is a 1-in-14 chance of a child typing in a misspelled URL and stumbling upon a porn site by accident.

Because there is nothing stopping people from buying domains and creating porn sites, all that porn companies have to do is buy purposely misspelled or seemingly innocent URLs, and anyone can accidentally end up on a hardcore porn site. A study done in 2008 found that 93% of boys and 62% of girls were exposed to pornography in their early adolescent years.

Why This Matters

Countless personal accounts have shown that first exposure to pornography on a young, developing brain can lead to a lifelong addiction. Recently, research by security technology company Bitdefender found that kids under the age of 10 now account for 22% of online porn consumption among the under 18 age. And do you know why this is? Because porn is more accessible, anonymous, and affordable than ever before. Not okay.

Gone are the days where people shoved their Playboy magazines under the mattress, and enter the dawn of a society where porn is the norm. We aren’t cool with this shift in society, so we are doing something about it. Speak up, and speak out that porn isn’t normal, harmless, or sexy.

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What YOU Can Do

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