The reality of the digital age that we live in is that internet porn is more vast and varied than just about anything else that can be found online. For all you seasoned online meme viewers and social media browsers, it is no secret that the infamous “Rule 34 of the internet” is definitely (and unfortunately) true. In case you’ve never heard of it, Rule 34 of the internet simply states, “If it exists, there is porn of it.”

Not cool.

To further prove this point, just look to mega porn site Pornhub’s 2014 “year in review” statistics. The site collects detailed analytics from their site and releases a “year in review” containing all the information like “Favorite Porn Star”, “Most Popular Search Terms”, and “Average Time Spent Ver Visit”.

The most popular search term on their site for the last two years running is one that is very unsettling.

Check it out:

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That’s right. The most popular search term on a porn site that got 18 billion visits last year is TEEN.

This means there is a massive porn genre dedicated entirely to girls who look (and may very well be for all anyone knows) younger than 18 years old, which is illegal for being below the age of consent for sex.

Really not cool.

And not surprisingly, Pornhub seemingly takes pride in its users’ deviant tastes, saying in their annual report: “If Pornhub users all over the world are thirsty for one thing in particular, it’s teen-themed porn, as ‘teen’ was the most searched term in the world both this year and last.”

Now, after seeing this data, here is what people should be thinking about: if millions of people across the globe are constantly searching and viewing porn involving and depicting teens, what do you think that is doing to their sexual tastes and expectations? Is it fair to assume that this massive viewing and demand for the “teen” genre is making the porn user think that sex with teens is okay? Or that the younger the girl looks, the easier it is to have sex with her?

Or creepiest of all, let’s talk about how this means that there are fathers out there who are watching porn of girls that are the same age as their daughters.

Due to the science and research on porn’s effects on rearranging and rewiring people’s sexual template, we can tell you that this is exactly what kind of effect this is having on our society.

Unfortunately, porn has become a powerful and common version of sex education for many people. And what’s dangerous is that this form of education is being delivered in a way perfectly tailored to how our brains learn. Here’s how:

Studies have shown that images are an especially powerful teacher, since they can pack in a whole lot of information that the viewer can understand very quickly. And while words are often interpreted as opinions, our brains are more likely to interpret images as facts; after all, it’s a lot harder to argue with something you’re seeing happen right in front of you. Now here’s the kicker: research has shown that our brains learn better when they’re sexually aroused. When you add in the focused concentration of searching through pornographic images to find exactly what the user is looking for, and reinforcing what’s being taught with the reward of sexual climax, it creates the perfect conditions for teaching and conditioning the brain.

As a result, consistent porn users wire their sexuality based on the virtual images that are stimulating to their body and brain. In this case, images showing teenagers. Porn users are training their brain to seek after images of teens being used and abused as young, little play things.

“It’s sad,” said Dr. Gary Brooks, a renowned psychologist at Texas A&M who specializes in studies on porn’s negative effect on men. “Boys who are initiated in sex through these images become indoctrinated in a way that can potentially stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

Well there you have it. Pornography is literally cultivating a generation of people who find teens to be the most sought after object for sexual satisfaction. For two years running, “teen” is the most searched term on the world’s most popular porn site.

Sound like a world you want to live in?

Us neither.

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