• Dr. Michael Johnson

    Psychologist, Specialist in Problematic Sexual Behavior

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    Specializing in Sex Addiction Treatment in Austin, TX

Internet Pornography Statistics

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Pornography Industry Revenue Statistics

Size of the industry                                                                      $57.0 billion world-wide - $12.0 billion US

Adult videos                                                                                 $20 billion

Escort services                                                                           $11 billion

Magazines                                                                                   $7.5 billion

Sex Clubs                                                                                    $5 billion

Phone Sex                                                                                  $4.5 billion

Cable/Pay Per View                                                                 $2.5 billion

Internet                                                                                       $2.5 billion

CD-ROM                                                                                   $1.5 billion

Novelties                                                                                    $1.0 billion

Other                                                                                          $1.5 billion

Porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises.
US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC (6.2 billion)
Child pornography generates $3 billion annually


Internet Pornography Statistics
Pornographic websites                                                                   4.2 million (12% of total websites)

Pornographic pages                                                                        372 million

Daily pornographic search engine requests                                  68 million (25% of total search engine requests)

Daily pornographic emails                                                                2.5 billion (8% of total emails)

Average daily pornographic emails/user                                        4.5 per Internet user

Monthly Pornographic downloads (Peer-to-peer)                          1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)

Daily Gnutella "child pornography" requests                                   116 thousand

Websites offering illegal child pornography                                     100 thousand

Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms                             89%

Youths who received sexual solicitation                                              20%

Worldwide visitors to pornographic web sites                                   72 million annually

Children Internet Pornography Statistics

Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography                       11 years old

Largest consumer of Internet pornography                                           12 - 17 age group

15-17 year olds having multiple hard-core exposures                        80%

8-16 year olds having viewed porn online                                            90% (most while doing homework)

7-17 year olds who would freely give out home address                    29%

7-17 year olds who would freely give out email address                    14%

Childrens' character names linked to thousands of porn links           26 (Including Pokeman and Action Man)

Adult Internet Pornography Statistics
Men admitting to accessing pornography at work                                 20%

US adults who regularly visit Internet pornography websites               40 million

Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction 10%

Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites                     72% male - 28% female

Women and Pornography

70% of women keep their cyber activities secret.

17% of all women struggle with pornography addiction.

Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex, or affairs.

Women favor chat rooms 2X more than men. 1 of 3 visitors to all adult web sites are women. 9.4 million women access adult web sites each month. Women admitting to accessing pornography at work 13%


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