2015 Porn Stats Show Alarming Trends

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 17, 2016   

Global porn use increases to record highs — approaching 10 billion hours

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WARNING: We advise those who may find this topic an occasion of sin to forego the article and pray a “Hail Mary” for those who use pornography.

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Statistics for Internet video pornography consumption last year show more people are using pornography than ever before.

The following stats are only from one of the world's largest Internet porn providers. The other giant providers easily equal these numbers, suggesting that the real problem is more than double these statistics.

For the last several years this online porn site has released search and viewing statistics for its content. The overall trend shows porn use is increasing among all age groups with both men and women.

Nearly 4.5 billion hours of porn were watched worldwide in 2015, with over 21 billion visits to this site or its network of websites. The amount of bandwidth — data carried from one point to another — increased 20 percent from 1.57 million terabytes in 2014 to 1.89 million in 2015. The study reveals that this particular porn site streamed 75 gigabytes of data every second — enough to fill the storage on 175 million iPhones.

The United States has the highest number of pageviews, with the United Kingdom, India, Canada and Germany following behind. American consumers accounted for nearly 41 percent of their global traffic. The amount of time spent on the website averages about nine minutes and 16 seconds.

Sixty-four percent of video porn is watched on cell phones or tablets — up nearly 18 percent from 2014, edging out desktop computers as the medium of choice.

Traditionally, men are associated with porn use, but the numbers show more women are consuming pornography than ever before. In the United States, 23 percent of this particular site's users are women, with 28 percent in Australia and 22 in the United Kingdom.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has sought to address the pornography epidemic, releasing a document in 2015 titled "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography." The document discusses the moral, psychological, emotional and social repercussions of pornography use.

 

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