Apr 27, 2016

70% of Men Look At Pornography (OLD)

Pornography Statistics

*Edit : These are old statistics. To see the newer statistics that shows 90-99% of men, go to my newer post by clicking HERE *

These are some more recent statistics from all around the world (and some old stats taken before smart phones) that show a general pretty consistent 70-80%-ish range of men look at porn at the very LEAST once a month. Addicts are notorious for lying about the frequency of porn use, kinda makes you wonder what the REAL percentage is.

Although most of these studies dont say for sure how many men self identify as addicts (ha addicts RARELY do at first), for us to assume that a man can watch porn at LEAST (at least) once a month without being addicted is unlikely. Possible? Yes. But REMEMBER, the qualification of addiction is not based on frequency, it is based on the "continued repetition of a behavior/rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences.", and pornography has been compared to heroin, it's THAT addictive and damaging to the brain.

But if heroin is so addictive it often hooks people in within the first few times they use it, is it really that hard to believe pornography can do the same?

I don't know, ive been addicted to a drug medically 100x more potent than heroin, and in my experience pornography was far more addictive and damaging to my brain than any drug has ever been. After 8 years of sobriety my brain is STILL healing :(

(***Fyi, sadly these stats are generally the same within the LDS Church as well, we must not think we are exempt. LDS therapist and director of Lifestar Dan Grey said “We suspect that the LDS community is not any different from the rest of society when it comes to prevalence or magnitude of sexual addictions". I also suggest you read Elder Jeffery R. Holland's talk HERE )

2014 Stats:
* 8 out of 10 (79%) men between the ages of 18 and 30 view pornography at least monthly
* 2 out of 3 (67%) men between the ages of 31 and 49 view pornography at least monthly
* 1 in 2 (49%) men between the ages of 50 and 68 view pornography at least monthly
http://www.provenmen.org/ & Barna Group

2014 Stats by Self identified Christian men:
* The number of Christian men viewing pornography virtually mirrors the national average
* 77% of those ages 18-30 view porn at least monthly. 36% daily.
* 64% men view porn at least once a month (54% for born-again Christian men, 14% admit daily)
* Approximately two-thirds of Christian men (65%) admit to viewing pornography at least one time while at work in the past 3 months. The numbers are lower for born-again Christian, with 44% viewing porn at work in the past 3 months. Christian men between 31-49 years old have the highest rates, with 77% admitting to viewing porn at work in the past 3 months. 
* Survey also revealed that if a married man has had an affair it is likely to be repeated, with three-fourths (75%) of married men having affairs ending up having more than one different sexual partner
* Single Christian men look at porn more frequently than married men. For instance, 7 in 10 (70%) single Christian men look at porn at least monthly, and 1 in 4 (25%) view porn at least daily.
http://www.provenmen.org/ & Barna Group

* In 2007 70% of Christians admitted to struggling with porn in their daily lives 
* 90% of Christian men admitted that they were feeling disconnected from God because lust, porn, or fantasy had gained a foothold in their lives. 
* 87% of university students are having sex over webcams, instant messenger or the telephone
* The average teenager spends three to four hours per day watching television and 83% of the programming most frequently watched by adolescents contains some sexual content

64% of Christian church LEADERS struggle with sexual addiction http://freedomeveryday.org/beta/sexual-addiction-articles/viewArticle.php?articleID=94

68% of Christian men and 50% of pastors confessed to viewing porn WEEKLY in a recent survey.
Christian News Wire, June 11, 2014

* A Cosmopolitan survey of 4000 men and 4000 women found that more than 30% of the men watched porn daily. 
* 71% of men 18-34 watch it at least once a month.
Star Tribune, April 9, 2014

From a survey of students in India of 400 students:
* 70% of boys began watching porn at age 10.
* 93% of boys said that porn was addictive as drugs.
* 86% said that porn led to sexual activity.
Times of India, July 25, 2015

*80% of college students in India watch porn; 
* 40% watch rape porn.
* 76% said that watching rape porn leads to the desire to rape a woman.
ABP Live, India, July 24, 2014

A year long survey found that 75% of pre-university students in rural areas of India were addicted to porn.
The Indian Express, 2-27-13

Of a survey of 248 Oxford (UK) students:
* 71.8% of ALL (men and women) students said they view porn;
* 91% of men vs 51% of women.
The Oxford Student, June 12, 2014

From a survey of more than 4400 men in South Africa:
67% view porn

From a survey of UK Christians:
* 75% of Christian men view porn at least monthly.
* 41% of Christian men admit to being addicted to pornography.
* 30% of church LEADERS view porn REGULARLY
* 10% of Christian men have paid for sex.
* 90% of Christians believe the church does not adequately support those struggling with porn
The Way, UK, January 20, 2015

75% of Danish men and 1/3 of Danish women watch porn according to a 2014 survey by the women’s magazine Q.
Masturbating, “sexual inspiration”, and killing time were the reasons given to use pornography.
The Local DK, 10-31-14

* 52% of women in Trinidad admitted to watching porn in a survey
* 79% of men. Trinidad has one of the highest per capita rate of searches for porn on Google. 
* 65% agreed that porn was harmful
* 82% that it degraded women
* 76% agreed that porn use leads to sexual addiction.
Trinidad Express, October 18, 2014

A University of Sydney, Australia, study found that:
70% of Australian men view porn online (the article quotes that some surveys show the number as high as 90%).
Newcastle Herald, September 12, 2014

100% of 9th grade boys and 50% of girls surveyed by the Deputy Children’s Commissioner in the UK were found to be accessing porn. 4,500 children had committed sexual offenses.
HuffPost Lifestyle, May 7, 2013

A Christian missions agency is reported as saying that 80% of their applicants admit to struggles with porn.
Harry Schaumberg in Christian Post, 3-8-12

PROMISE KEEPER men who viewed pornography in last week 53% ----- (IN THE LAST WEEK!!!)
Adults who ADMIT they are ADDICTED...only 10%  :(
- Family Safe Media

70% of 18-24 year olds visit porn sites monthly.
Baptist Press, November 15, 2011, quoting Lifeway Research and Education Database survey results.

Safe families 70% men 18-34 view pornography
(Taken anywhere from 2003-2006, BEFORE smart phones)

LDS. ORG as of 2008, an estimated 9 out of 10 (90%) young men and nearly one-third of young women reported using pornography.

Recent studies show that 67% of young men felt that viewing sexually explicit material was acceptable while 87% still partook 

In a 2003 survey of 350 members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 62% said the Internet was a "significant factor" in divorce cases they had handled the last year. The most-cited problems included meeting a new love interest (68%) and obsessive interest in pornographic sites (56%).
In 2009, 79% of lawyers from the same group said that over the previous five years, Internet browser histories, which typically included visits to pornographic websites, were being entered as evidence in divorce cases.

Porn users are 400% more likely to visit a prostitute.
The Daily Reporter, November 7, 2011

* 90% of 1,676 respondents surveyed by the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation said they started watching porn as a minor.  
* 79% view porn weekly; 
* 22% watch it every day.
WantChinaTimes, May 25, 2014

From a survey of 75,000 men: 64% said their “taste” in porn had become more extreme or deviant with use, and created waning interest in their life partner.
Christian Examiner, February 23, 2015

In a survey of 300 children under the age of 13 in India, 67% admitted to accessing porn sites, most by their cell phones.
Cathnews India, October 12, 2011