Teen Pornography Addiction Facts

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Pornography Use Among Teens Statistics

  • 93 % of boys and 62% of girls are exposed to internet pornography before the age of 18.
  • 70% of boys have spent at least 30 consecutive minutes looking at on-line porn on at least one occasion.
  • 35% of boys have done this on at least ten occasions.
  • 83% of boys have seen group sex on the internet.
  • 67% of children admit to clearing their internet history to hide their online activity.
  • 79% of accidental exposures to internet porn among kids take place in the home.
  • 56% of divorce cases involve one party having an obsessive interest in online porn.
  • 12% of websites on the internet are pornographic—Approximately 25 million websites.
  • 2 of the top 100 websites on the internet are porn sites.
  • 40 million Americans regularly visit pornographic websites.
  • 2.5 billion emails per day are pornographic.
  • 25% of search engine requests each day are pornography related—approximately 70 million per day.
  • Only 3% of pornographic websites require age verification.
  • The most popular day of the week for viewing pornography is Sunday.
  • 10% of pornography users report being addicted.
  • The average age a child first sees internet pornography is 11.
  • 70% of young men ages 18-24 visit pornographic websites on at least a monthly basis.

 

The Affects of Pornography On The Teenage Brain

When an adolescent boy compulsively views pornography, his brain chemistry can become shaped around the attitudes and situations that he is watching. Sadly, pornography paints an unrealistic picture of sexuality and relationships that can create an expectation for real-life experiences that will never be fulfilled.