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Friday, October 15, 2010

Pornography lucrative but dangerous…for all of us

According to the latest figures I could come up with, pornography is a $57 billion industry worldwide, $12 billion in the U.S. There are 4.2 million porno websites, and daily online searches for porn represent 25 percent of the total. Every second, 28,258 Internet users are looking at it, with the average age of first exposure to it 11 years old. 47 percent of Christians say pornography is a major problem at home.

But they all may have to wait while two California companies, Vivid Entertainment Group and Wicked Pictures complete HIV tests after an actor tested positive for HIV. Actually, Vivid said it had more than adequate stock on hand of new releases. One troubling fact to come out was that a San Fernando Valley, California clinic has refused to release data to Cal/Osha.

In his new book, Captured by a Better Vision: Living Porn-Free, Tim Chester describes the spread of pornography as an epidemic.

Read more here.

See pornography stats here and here.

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