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(International Labour Organization, 2017)
Of the approximately 24.9 million trafficking victims globally, an estimated 4.8 million—about 19%—are trafficked for sex, and more than 1 in 5 sex trafficking victims—an estimated 21%—are children, according to the International Labour Office.
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Fast Fact #69
(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
Of the adolescents who had been exposed to porn, 28% were first exposed by accident, 19% were unexpectedly shown pornography by someone else, and only 19% searched for it intentionally, according to research by the NSPCC.
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Fast Fact #24
(Tylka & Kroon Van Diest, 2015)
Women whose partners consume porn tend to experience more psychological distress, feel more objectified, have poorer body image, and are even more likely to develop eating disorder symptoms.
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Fast Fact #40
(International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, 2017; Lanning, 2010)
Reports show that those who sexually abuse children often show their victims porn to groom them or normalize sexual abuse.
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Fast Fact #93
(Fritz, Malic, Paul, & Zhou, 2021)
A 2021 study analyzed videos from popular porn sites and found that porn featuring Black people tends to perpetuate harmful racist stereotypes, disproportionately emphasize violence and aggression, and often depicts Black people as “worse than objects.”
(Tollini & Diamond-Welch, 2021)
While most porn consumers are generally unconcerned about the potential mistreatment of porn performers, about 70% of porn consumers who do learn about mistreatment in the porn industry take some form of action to combat it, including changing their porn habits.
(Young, 2013; Nathanson, 2021)
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.
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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
(Tylka & Kroon Van Diest, 2015)
A study of women in relationships with men who consume porn found that the frequency of the man’s porn consumption was negatively correlated with the woman’s sense of self-esteem, level of relationship quality, and sexual satisfaction.
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Fast Fact #43
(Brown, Durtschi, Carroll, & Willoughby, 2017)
People who use porn as a self-soothing technique tend to have some of the lowest reports of emotional and mental wellbeing according to a 2017 study.
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Fast Fact #17
(Love, Laier, Brand, Hatch, & Hajela, 2015; Gola, Wordecha, Sescousse, Lew-Starowicz, Kossowski, Wypych, Makeig, Potenza, & Marchewka, 2017)
There is an ever-growing body of research showing that pornography addiction is very real.
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Fast Fact #6
(Taylor & Shrive, 2021)
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.
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Fast Fact #67
(Gewirtz-Meydan, Walsh, Wolak, & Finkelhor, 2018)
According to a 2018 study of "child porn" victims, survivors reported that the images of their abuse caused different problems than the sexual abuse itself, including distress over being recognized from the images.
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Fast Fact #77