Below are a sample of statistics about online pornography usage, the pornography industry, and effects of pornography. Each quote or stat has been researched, calculated, and referenced with original sources at the bottom of this page. These numbers should not act as the last word on this subject but a beginning point–Pornography statistics are constantly changing.
Pornography by the Numbers
More than 400,000 porn websites get an estimated 450 million hits each month
During the Time You've Been on This Page There Have Been
hits to porn sites
173.61 per second
40% of that depicts violence against women
69.44 per second
500,000 Daily Searches
for teen-related porn
5.79 searches per second
116,000 Daily Searches
FOR CHILD-RELATED PORN
1.34 searches per second
“By 2017, a quarter of a billion people are expected to be accessing mobile adult content from their phones or tablets, an increase of more than 30% from 2013. Mobile adult videochat alone will have a compound annual growth rate of 25%.” – CovenantEyes
“It seems so obvious: If we invent a machine, the first thing we are going to do–after making a profit–is use it to watch porn.” – Damon Brown, Author of Playboy’s Greatest Covers
Porn and Teens
“Never before in the history of telecommunications media in the United States has so much indecent (and obscene) material been so easily accessible by so many minors in so many American homes with so few restrictions.” – U.S. Department of Justice
“Research reveals many systemic effects of Internet pornography that are undermining an already vulnerable culture of marriage and family. Even more disturbing is the fact that the first Internet generations have not reached full maturity, so the upper limits of this impact have yet to be realized” – Jill Manning, Sociologist
Porn and Young Adults
“The young women who talk to me on campuses about the effect of pornography on their intimate lives speak of feeling that they can never measure up, that they can never ask for what they want; and that if they do not offer what porn offers, they cannot expect to hold a guy. The young men talk about what it is like to grow up learning about sex from porn, and how it is not helpful to them in trying to figure out how to be with a real woman…For the first time in human history, the images’ power and allure have supplanted that of real naked women. Today, real naked women are just bad porn.” – Naomi Wolf
Porn and Marriage
“I have also seen in my clinical experience that pornography damages the sexual performance of the viewers. Pornography viewers tend to have problems with premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Having spent so much time in unnatural sexual experiences with paper, celluloid and cyberspace, they seem to find it difficult to have sex with a real human being. Pornography is raising their expectation and demand for types and amounts of sexual experiences; at the same time it is reducing their ability to experience sex.” – Dr. MaryAnne Layden
More than 1 in 5 Mobile Searches in Google are for Pornography
Of the 14.3 trillion webpages live online
572 Billion Pages
12% of the websites on the internet are pornographic
Every two years, the internet is doubling in size and will multiply 10-fold between 2015 and 2020.
In 2020, pornography will equal
5.72 Trillion Pages
of Accessible Data Online
Daily Pornographic Emails
Since You’ve Been on This Site
Pornography in Dollars
During the time you’ve been on this page
Has been spent on pornography
U.S. Porn Revenue
Internet porn alone is a $3 Billion per year business
1/10 the amount that would end world hunger
The Real Cost of Pornography
From the Mouth of Ted Bundy
Serial Killer: 100+ Vicious Murders
I’ve lived in prison for a long time now, and I’ve met a lot of men who were motivated to commit violence just like me. And without exception, without question, every one of them was deeply involved in pornography.
The F.B.I.’s own study on serial homicide shows that the most common interest among serial killers is pornographers. It’s true.
I was on the edge, and the last vestiges of restraint were being tested constantly, and assailed through the kind of fantasy life that was fueled, largely, by pornography.
I led a normal life, except for this one, small but very potent and destructive segment that I kept very secret and close to myself. Those of us who have been so influenced by violence in the media, particularly pornographic violence, are not some kind of inherent monsters. We are your sons and husbands. We grew up in regular families. Pornography can reach in and snatch a kid out of any house today.
There are forces at loose in this country, especially this kind of violent pornography, where, on one hand, well-meaning people will condemn the behavior of a Ted Bundy while they’re walking past a magazine rack full of the very kinds of things that send young kids down the road to being Ted Bundys. That’s the irony.
Due to Pornography
''56 percent of divorce cases involve one party having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites''
The Financial Cost
Since the Beginning of this Year
Effects of Pornography
Most people will argue that pornography usage is normal and healthy. Multiple studies beg to differ:
- Have we discovered the Hidden Danger of Pornography? (Psychology Today)
- How Porn Is Re-Wiring Your Brain: How Short Term Pleasure Might Cause Long Term Damage (HighExistence)
- How Porn Really Affects Relationships (Psychology Today)
- 10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Watching Porn (GQ)
Resources for the Addicted
- Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
- Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
- Codependents of Sexual Addiction (COSA)
- Overcoming Pornograph7 (LDS) (Christian-based)
- Recovering Couples Anonymous
- S-Anon International Family Groups
- Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
- 12-step Addiction Recovery Program (LDS, Christian-based)