Stats for Youth Ministry: Internet Porn Usage

For those of you who minister to young adults, Gizmodo recently posted an article with an image visualizing the usage of Porn on the internet.  I am a regular Gizmodo reader because I love tech news, and I usually skip over anything related to the Porn Industry, but this is actually useful.  Particularly, take a look at Numbers 10 -14 in the breakdown.  Exposure to Porn starts young (11 years old), child pornography is a big problem, many people are exposed to porn accidentally (unwanted emails), and the biggest day to look at porn is Sunday (God’s day, right?).

Those who are trying to stop the proliferation of porn and the harm it does to healthy images of Family, Dating, and Sex could find this data useful in estimating the breadth of the issue.  40 million people in the US use porn (there are only 300-350 million people in the US) – that’s a big number.  Notice also the percentage of 20 something males that are being exposed.  Probably connected to the amount of time that young males are online, alone, and due to the fact that they tend to be tech saavy (lots of gadgets).  It’s a big issue that needs to be addressed more directly as a culture.

Here is the image:

From Gizmodo.com

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