Child sexual abuse material (also known as child pornography) is a more rampant issue than ever before, and is growing at alarming rates
(Keller & Dance, 2019)
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Fast Fact #76
Research shows remarkable neurological similarities between substance addiction and compulsive pornography consumption.
(Snagowski, Wegmann, Pekal, Laier, & Brand, 2015)
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Fast Fact #16
Research consistently shows that porn consumers are twice as likely to later experience a divorce or breakup —even after controlling for marital happiness, sexual satisfaction, and other relevant factors.
(Perry, 2018; Perry & Davis, 2017; Perry & Schleifer, 2018)
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Fast Fact #34
Reports show that those who sexually abuse children often show their victims porn to groom them or normalize sexual abuse.
(International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, 2017; Lanning, 2010)
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Fast Fact #93
According to a UK survey of over 22,000 adult women, 16% reported having been forced or coerced to perform sex acts the other person had seen in porn.
(Taylor & Shrive, 2021)
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Fast Fact #67
According to a nationally representative survey of U.S. teens, 84.4% of 14 to 18-year-old males and 57% of 14 to 18-year-old females have viewed pornography.
(Wright, Paul, & Herbenick, 2021)
Research shows that mainstream porn featuring people of color often promotes racism by focusing on degrading stereotypes.
(Fritz, Malic, Paul, & Zhou, 2021; Zhou & Paul, 2016)
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Fast Fact #87
While not all porn features physical violence, even non-violent porn has been shown to be associated with negative effects like increased sexual aggression
(Wright, Tokunaga, & Kraus, 2016)
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Fast Fact #83
While many LGBTQ+ youth turn to porn to learn more about their own sexuality, porn often fetishizes, misrepresents, and exploits LGBTQ+ people in damaging ways.
(Harvey, 2020)
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Fast Fact #81
Results of a survey of young adults show that 1 in 4 (24.5%) listed pornography as the most helpful source to learn how to have sex.
(Rothman, Beckmeyer, Herbenick, Fu, Dodge, & Fortenberry, 2021)
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