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Pornography and Divorce

According to compiled numbers from respected news and research organizations, every second $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography. Every second 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography. In that same second 372 internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines. Every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the U.S.

It's big business. The pornography industry has larger revenues than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple and Netflix combined. 2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues ballooned to $97.06 billion.

Among the top U.S. cities searching for pornographic sites, Stockton, CA ranked number 2 and Irvine, CA ranked number 6 in searching for the keyword "porn". Irvine ranked number 4 in searching for the keyword "xxx". Irvine is again a winner as number 9 in searching for the keyword "sex".

Internet Pornography Statistics

Pornographic websites 4.2 million (12% of total websites)
Pornographic pages 420 million
Daily pornographic search engine requests 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)
Daily pornographic emails 2.5 billion (8% of total emails)
Internet users who view porn 42.7%
Received unwanted exposure to sexual material 34%
Average daily pornographic emails/user 4.5 per Internet user
Monthly Pornographic downloads (Peer-to-peer) 1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)
Websites offering illegal child pornography 100,000
Youths who received sexual solicitation 1 in 7 (down from 2003 stat of 1 in 3)
Worldwide monthly visitors to pornographic web sites 72 million
Internet Pornography Sales $4.9 billion

Adult Internet Pornography Statistics

Pornography consumers access pornography both at work and at home. A total of 40 million U.S. adults regularly visit pornography websites. Ten percent of adults admit to an internet sexual addiction and 20 percent of men say they access pornography at work.

Men admitting to accessing pornography at work 20%
US adults who regularly visit pornographic websites 40 million
Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction 10%
Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites 72% male
28% female

Women and Pornography

According to statistics, men are not the only ones to access pornography at work. A total of 13 percent of women admit to accessing pornography at work. One in three visitors to pornographic websites are women.

Women keeping their cyber activities secret 70%
Women struggling with pornography addiction 17%
Women accessing adult websites each month 9.4 million
Women admitting to accessing pornography at work 13%

Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex or affairs.


Statistics are compiled from the credible sources mentioned. In reality, statistics are hard to ascertain and may be estimated by local and regional worldwide sources.

ABC, Associated Press, AsiaMedia, AVN, BBC, CATW, U.S. Census, Central Intelligence Agency, China Daily,, Comscore Media Metrix, Crimes Against Children, Eros, Forbes, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Free Speech Coalition, Google, Harris Interactive, Hitwise, Hoover's, Japan Inc., Japan Review, Juniper Research, Kagan Research, ICMEC, Jan LaRue, The Miami Herald, MSN, Nielsen/ NetRatings, The New York Times, Nordic Institute,, PornStudies, Pravda, Sarmatian Review, SEC filings, Secure Computing Corp., SMH, TopTenREVIEWS, Trellian, WICAT, Yahoo!, XBIZ

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