The pornography industry has been around for some time, but not everyone is aware just how harmful an effect it can have on people and how widespread it has become.
It’s hard to believe sometimes, but for most people, the internet has only been around for 20 to 25 years. At least in terms of access for average citizens.
During this time pornography websites have grown exponentially in numbers. Pornographic images have also made their way onto mainstream platforms such as social media. Twitter alone reportedly has more than 10 million porn pages.
Yet despite the copious amounts of pornography which is now accessible to just about anyone with a mobile phone, it seems there is not enough awareness about the dark side of the industry and the adverse effects it has on users.
Raising awareness over the dangers of pornography
Fight the New Drug are an organization who have made it their mission to educate people on the dangerous effects of pornography. Not only for the people that view it, but also on those working in the industry.
“Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts,” reads a statement on their website.
Amongst the issues Fight the New Drug are tackling is human trafficking, which they say is a direct result of the high demand.
“By stopping the demand for porn, we are putting an end to something that harms consumers, destroys relationships, and affects our society as a whole. It’s time to change the stats. Stopping the demand starts here, with us spreading the facts,” the organization stated.
Shocking stats a wake-up call
And in this article, they highlighted these facts which show just how serious and widespread the problem has become:
- 624,000+ child porn traders have been discovered online in the U.S (Page 7)
- A UK survey found that 44% of males aged 11–16 who consumed pornography reported that online pornography gave them ideas about the type of sex they wanted to try. ( Page 6)
- A 2015 meta-analysis of 22 studies from seven countries found that internationally the consumption of pornography was significantly associated with increases in verbal and physical aggression, among males and females alike. (Page 5)
- A Swedish study of 18-year-old males found that frequent consumers of pornography were significantly more likely to have sold and bought sex than other boys of the same age. ( Page 4)
- A study of 14- to 19-year-olds found that females who consumed pornographic videos were at a significantly greater likelihood of being victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault. ( Page 3)
- Teenage girls are significantly more likely to actively seek out porn than women 25 years old and above. (Page 2)
- 64% of young people, ages 13–24, actively seek out pornography weekly or more often. (Page 1)
- The world’s largest free porn site also received over 42,000,000,000 site visits during 2019 alone. (Pornhub Analytics)
- 19. “Lesbian” was the most-searched-for porn term on the world’s largest free porn site in 2018. In 2019, it was “Japanese.” (Pornhub Analytics and Pornhub Analytics)
As you might know, tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google (Also Youtube), increasingly censor information that does not fit the mainstream narrative. Freedom of speech should be the basic human right, however, in the current era, you are not allowed to share your views anymore. Fortunately, alternative platforms appear that are censorship-free. Minds.com is one of these platforms. You can sign up for free, HERE, and make sure you follow Truth Theory on Minds.
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