The pornography of today has created an unprecedented epidemic of sexual harm. A growing body of neuroscience reveals that adults are developing addictions to pornography, because pornography hijacks the brain's reward center in a way similar to drug addiction.
The following is a list of possible consequences of repeated exposure and use:
Problematic sexual behaviors / sexual dysfunction
Sexually aggressive behavior
Violence against women
Decreased brain matter in the area of motivation and decision-making
Increased rates of STI (sexual transmitted infections)
Porn-induced erectile dysfunction
Desensitization to sexual reward
Impared impulse control
Statistics about the 50 most popular
pornographic videos found:
88% of scenes contained physical violence
49% contained verbal aggression
87% of aggressive acts were perpetrated against women
Other Statistics About Pornography
The United States is the #1consumer in the world of child pornography.
33% of content on the internet is pornographic.
A study of 14-19 year olds found that females who watched pornographic videos were at significantly greater likelihood of being victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault.
A 2015 met-analysis of 22 studies from 7 countries found that internationally the consumption of pornography was significantly associated with increases in verbal and physical aggression, among males and females alike.