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February 9, 2020

Daily Caller: Pornography And Sex Trafficking Are ‘Completely Interwoven,’ Activists Warn

Originally Published at The Daily Caller

By Mary Margaret Olohan


The popular pornography site Pornhub boasted 42 billion visits to its site during 2019, 39 billion searches performed site-wide, an average of 115 million visits per day, and 6.83 million new videos uploaded.

“To put this in perspective — if you strung all of 2019’s new video content together and started watching them way back in 1850, you’d still be watching them today,” the Pornhub website stated.

Ninety-three percent of boys and 62% of girls are exposed to pornography during their youth, according to a 2017 research summary on pornography and public health from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The summary found that 49% of college-aged males first encountered pornography before they reached their teens, and 64% of people between the ages of 13 and 24 actively seek out porn at least once a week.

The summary found significant negative effects of pornography on young people, including developmental impacts on the brain, poor emotional bonds with caregivers, viewing women as sex objects, sending sexually explicit images, risky sexual behavior, physical and sexual victimization, and likelihood of viewing animal and child porn at an older age.

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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