I recently visited a few web sites that spoke of the deterioration of the family structure and the rise of the porn industry. According to the Family Safe Media site, the porn industry makes over $57 billion a year, worldwide, and $12 billion in the United States. It also said that porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball, and basketball franchises. US porn earnings even far outweigh that of ABC, CBS, and NBC combined! And to top it all off, child pornography generates $3 billion annually. The billions of dollars didn’t surprise me, although that is quite a large sum of money if you ask me. What did surprise me, even though some of it was discussed in lecture, was the statistics having to do with children/teenagers and women and internet pornography.
Children in the 12-17 age group are the largest consumers of internet pornography. And all this time I thought it was dirty old men and horny college students who filled this group. Also, 80% of 15-17 year olds have had multiple hard-core exposures, most of the time while doing homework on the computer. Well, I guess I can understand when the temptation is there and you have a headache from doing so much homework, why not just tap into some free internet porn. I have the best of both worlds: My homework is the porn, so I guess it’s more like killing two birds with one stone, actually.
When it comes to women, 13% admit to accessing pornography at work. Most women keep their cyber activities a secret and 17% of women even struggle with pornography addiction. Wow, porn addiction. I guess it could be worse, though, like being addicted to crack, or smack, or even the reefer (I prefer ‘the marijuana’ personally, and by this I mean I prefer to call it ‘the marijuana.’ I was not suggesting that I partake in the smoking of or ingesting of ‘the marijuana,’ except of course for medicinal purposes…I got the glaucoma.). Wow, I really get overwhelmed by my A.D.D. sometimes.
In summation: I am not too shocked about the billions of dollars in revenue that the porn industry makes each year; I am quite shocked by the amount of young kids are getting into porn, harcore I might add (I checked out porn when I was their age too, though); I am pretty shocked by women and their high %’s with porn (although, men are still much worse); and I definitely get sidetracked very easily, especially when it involves naked people doing naked people things together (shhhhhh…like having sex) Ok my blogging is done, for now.
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