Over 46% of young people reported that they saw online porn for the first time when it just “popped up”, and 22% reported that someone else showed it to them when they weren’t expecting it.
(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
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Fast Fact #23
1 in 3 underage teens report having seen nonconsensually shared nudes of other minors —which is legally considered “child pornography”.
(Thorn, 2020)
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Fast Fact #72
Some experts have determined four major brain changes common to addicted brains—sensitization, , , and a — all of which can be found in cases of pornography consumption.
(Volkow, Koob, & McLellan, 2016)
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Fast Fact #15
Research shows that porn consumers are more likely to forward intimate images without consent. Researchers suggest this may be because regular porn consumers tend to develop sexually objectifying attitudes towards others.
(van Oosten & Vandenbosch, 2020)
Research indicates that young people often feel pressured to imitate porn when having sex.
(Rothman, Kaczmarsky, Burke, Jansen, & Baughman, 2015)
Porn is considered a supernormal stimulus.
(Hilton, 2013; Goodwin, Browne, & Rockloff, 2015)
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Fast Fact #21
Researchers have found that approximately 95% of the targets of violence or aggression in porn appeared either neutral to the abuse, or were depicted as responding with pleasure.
(Bridges, Wosnitzer, Scharrer, Sun, & Liberman, 2010)
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Fast Fact #62
A 2021 study analyzed videos from popular porn sites and found that porn featuring Black people perpetuate harmful racist stereotypes, disproportionately emphasize violence and aggression, and often depict Black people as “worse than objects.”
(Fritz, Malic, Paul, & Zhou, 2021)
65% of underage victims recruited online in 2020 active criminal sex trafficking cases were recruited through Facebook, while 14% were recruited through Instagram, and 8% were recruited through Snapchat.
(Feehs & Wheeler, 2021)
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  • Feehs, K., & Wheeler, A. C. (2021). 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report. Human Trafficking Institute. Retrieved from https://www.traffickinginstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2020-Federal-Human-Trafficking-Report-Low-Res.pdf
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Fast Fact #106
A 2017 poll found that the more porn a man consumes, the more likely he is to be dissatisfied with his penis size. And the same goes for women with male partners— the more porn they consume, the less satisfied they are with their partner’s penis size.
(International Andrology London, 2017)
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Fast Fact #44
Research has demonstrated that overcoming a pornography habit is absolutely possible, and that over time, pornography’s negative effects can be managed and largely reversed.
(Young, 2013; Nathanson, 2021)
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  • Young K. S. (2013). Treatment outcomes using CBT-IA with Internet-addicted patients. Journal of behavioral addictions, 2(4), 209–215. https://doi.org/10.1556/JBA.2.2013.4.3
  • Nathanson, A. (2021). Psychotherapy with young people addicted to internet pornography. Psychoanal. Study Child, 74(1), 160-173. doi:10.1080/00797308.2020.1859286
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Fast Fact #10
According to a 2020 report, approximately 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys aged 13-17 report sharing their own nudes, despite the fact that those images are legally considered “child pornography”.
(Feehs & Wheeler, 2021)
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