With the advent of the internet, pornography and pornography addiction has become more and more widely available.
Porn addiction can interfere with a healthy lifestyle and relationships.
Porn addiction affects about 5-8% of adults and they spend at least 11 to 12 hours per week viewing porn.
Around 35% of all internet downloads are pornographic.
About 84% of people between the ages of 18 and 49 had watched pornographic films.
Up to 65% of young adult men and 18% of young women report watching porn at least once a week.
The average age of first exposure to pornography is now only 14 years old. As many as 93.2% of boys and 62.1% of girls first see porn before they turn 18.
40 million US adults regularly visit internet pornography websites
10% of US adults admit to having an addiction to internet pornography
17% of all women struggle with porn addiction
20% of men and 13% of women admit to accessing porn while at work
70% of women admit to keep their cyber activities secret
Of porn users, 86% felt that porn hurt their relationships and 90% had seen an increase in relationship troubles due to porn use.
About 56% of divorce proceedings cite an “obsessive interest” in pornographic websites.
Conditions that frequently co-occur with pornography addiction include:
- Social anxiety
- Mood disorders
- Sex addiction
- Substance use disorders