Internet Pornography Statistics:
According to comScore Media Metrix, there were 63.4 million unique visitors to adult websites in December of 2005, reaching 37.2% of the Internet audience.
According to the Florida Family Association, PornCrawler, their specialized software program, identified 20 U.S. companies that accounted for more than 70 percent of 297 million porn links on the Internet.
By the end of 2004, there were 420 million pages of pornography, and it is believed that the majority of these websites are owned by less than 50 companies (LaRue, Jan. “Obscenity and the First Amendment.” Summit on Pornography. Rayburn House Office Building. Room 2322. May 19, 2005).
The Internet pornography industry generates $12 billion dollars in annual revenue, larger than the combined annual revenues of ABC, NBC, and CBS (Family Safe Media, January 10, 2006, http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html).
The average age of first exposure to Internet porn is 11 (Family Safe Media, December 15, 2005, (http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html).
The largest group of viewers of Internet porn is children between ages 12 and 17 (Family Safe Media, December 15, 2005, http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html).
According to comScore Media Metrix, 71.9 million people visited adult sites in August 2005, reaching 42.7 percent of the Internet audience.
According to comScore Media Metrix, Internet users viewed over 15 billion pages of adult content in August 2005.
According to comScore Media Metrix, Internet users spent an average of 14.6 minutes per day viewing adult content online.
More than 32 million unique individuals visited a porn site in Sept. of 2003. Nearly 22.8 million of them were male (71 percent), while 9.4 million adult site visitors were female (29 percent)
(Nielsen/Net Ratings, Sept. 2003).
N2H2′s database contained 14 million identified pages of pornography in 1998, so the growth to 260 million represents an almost 20-fold increase in just five years (N2H2, 9/23/03).
The cybersex industry generates approximately $1 billion annually and is expected to grow to $5-7 billion over the next 5 years, barring unforeseen change (National Research Council Report, 2002).
The total porn industry – estimates from $4 billion to $10 billion (National Research Council Report, 2002).
Buckle your seat belts – below are the stats on prostitution in Canada.
Average age of entry: 14-16 yrs. (I believe it’s as young as 12) Average years in prostitution: 21 Percent younger than age 18 at entry: 44%
VIOLENCE IN PROSTITUTION
Traumatized individuals tend to minimize or deny their experiences, especially when they are in the midst of ongoing trauma, such as war combat or prostitution. This leads to a decreased rate of reporting violent crimes. Please understand these girls are afraid of their pimps & traffickers, and if they told everything that is actually going on behind closed doors, they fear violent retaliation or death. Many get so used to the money they are afraid to step back into the real world.
Threatened with a weapon: 78% Physically assaulted: 82% Raped: 82% ( In my opinion they are all raped daily) Many women enslaved are confused of the definition of rape. If rape is as unwanted sex act or coerced, then the statistic would be a much higher percentage. Some women in prostitution assume there is no difference between prostitution and rape, and they only call it rape if they were not paid, regardless of the violence of the act—asking them is like asking someone in a combat zone if they are under fire. A significant percentage of women currently prostituted deny rape and other violence because it would be too stressful to acknowledge the extreme danger posed by johns and pimps! Just because he pays does not mean it’s consent.
Current or past homelessness: 84% As a child, was hit or beaten by a caregiver until injured or bruised: 49% Sexually abused as a child: 65-95%
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
People most likely to develop PTSD: PROSTITUTEs, PORN STARS, rape victims, battered women, childhood sexual abuse, a person experiencing psychological or physical torture, witnessing the death of a loved one, natural catastrophes, bad trip on drugs, and WAR or COMBAT EXPOSURE .
PTSD has been called “shell shock,” “battle fatigue”, “accident neurosis”, and “post-rape syndrome.” It has been often misunderstood or misdiagnosed, even though the disorder has very specific symptoms that form a definite psychological syndrome. In some cases the symptoms of PTSD disappear with time, but in most cases they will persist for many years. Many need professional help to successfully recover from the psychological damage that can result from experiencing, witnessing, or participating in an overwhelmingly traumatic event.
Prostitution is MULTI-TRAUMATIC whether its physical location is in clubs, brothels, hotels/motels/john’s homes, motor vehicles or on the streets. There are women have said that they felt safer in street prostitution compared to legal Nevada brothels, where they were not permitted to reject any customer. Others commented that on the street they could at least refuse dangerous-appearing or intoxicated customers. Also reported there was no difference in the incidence of PTSD in the two types of prostitution, suggesting that the trauma that results in prostitution is the same for ALL who are in it.
Every time you say, “Those girls like what they do”– pick up a “porn: magazine, watch a “porn” video, click onto that website, call that lady of the night, listen to music that degrades women (most hip hop) or go to that bachelor party, strip club, know this:
It could be your sister, your mother, your best friend’s girl or even your daughter—and then think, is it all really worth the “thrill” of self gratification that lasts only a couple minutes? You are destroying lives of countless women while you do it—feeding the monster the sex industry has become. And now YOU are part of it too….for there must be ENABLERS to create VICTIMS.