Just how bad is it?

I watched a PBS documentary the other day on the effects of pornography in America.  The show was brought to my attention awhile back through a friend but never got the chance to see it.  I knew pornography was getting bad but I had no clue until I did heard the evidence after watching the report. I was completely blown away and thrown back at how out of hand this industry has gotten.

The findings are incredible. Don’t think things are that bad? Check some of these statistics.
General Pornography Statistics

  • Every second – $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography
  • Every second – 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography
  • Every second – 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines
  • Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is being created in the United States

Internet Pornography Statistics

  • Pornographic websites – 4.2 million (12% of total websites)
  • Pornographic pages – 420 Million
  • Daily pornographic search engine requests – 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)
  • Internet users who view porn – 42.7%
  • Received unwanted exposure to sexual material – 34%
  • Internet Pornography Sales – $4.9 billion

Children Internet Pornography Statistics

  • Websites offering illegal child pornography – 100,000
  • Daily Gnutella “child pornography” requests – 116,000
  • Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography – 11 Years Old
  • Youths who received sexual solicitation – 1 in 7 (down from 2003 stat of 1 in 3)
  • Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms – 89%
  • 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%

Sources:
Statistics are compiled from the credible sources mentioned. In reality, statistics are hard to ascertain and may be estimated by local and regional worldwide sources. ABC, Associated Press, BBC, U.S. Census, Central Intelligence Agency, Crimes Against Children, Forbes, Free Speech Coalition, Google, Harris Interactive, MSN, Nielsen/NetRatings, PornStudies, Sarmatian Review, Yahoo!

©2003 – 2007 TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.

What does the Bible say?

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” -Galatians 5:16-21

Shield your eyes and guard your heart.  Need some help?

-Jordan

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