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Percentage of people who are depressed today:

  • The percentage of U.S. adults who report having been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lifetime has reached 29.0%, nearly 10 percentage points higher than in 2015. The percentage of Americans who currently have or are being treated for depression has also increased, to 17.8%, up about seven points over the same period. (Gallup poll)

 

Top stats on how many people watch porn (those in relationships/different ages) 

 


 

  • 1 in 10 users are 10 and under (most people can get on board this isn’t a good thing)

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/one-in-10-visitors-of-porn-sites-is-under-10-years-old

Stats about only fans :

https://www.usesignhouse.com/blog/onlyfans-users

Infidelity stats:

  • In general, men are more likely than women to cheat: 20% of men and 13% of women reported that they’ve had sex with someone other than their spouse while married, according to data from the recent General Social Survey(GSS)

  • According to recent data from the National Opinion Research Center's General Social Survey, American wives were nearly 40 percent more likely to be cheating on their spouses in 2010 than in 1990. The number of husbands reporting infidelity, meanwhile, stayed constant at 21 percent, meaning wives are now cheating 70% as often.

Percentage of people who no longer want to have sex:

 


 

  • Japanese men are becoming indifferent to sex and women. Even adverse to it. While married couples are having sex less.

    A 2010 poll showed a trend that 36% of men aged 16-19 had no interest in sex more than double the 17.5% from 2008.

 "Survey on Men and Women’s Lifestyle and Attitudes”. Japan Family Planning Association. 2016. 

 https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24614830

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  • In France, in a 2008 survey 20% of those 18-24 had no interest in sex 

Eliminate Chronic Internet Pornography Use to Reveal Its Effects November 2016. DOI:10.15805/addicta.2016.3.0107. Authors: Gary Wilson 

Percentage of people who struggled with ED at different times as porn and only fans have come on the scene:

  • Between 1948 and 2002 historical rates for men under 40 were 2-3% and they did not rise steeply until after 40. However, since 2010 six studies have shown rates of 14% to 33% in young men, a 1,000% increase in young men.
     

https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/rebooting-porn-use-faqs/research-confirms-sharp-rise-in-youthful-sexual-dysfunctions/ 

  • A Cambridge study found that 60% of participants had problems with E.D. with their partners but not porn. 

Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours, Valerie Voon ,Thomas B. Mole,Paula Banca,Laura Porter,Laurel Morris,Simon Mitchell,Tatyana R. Lapa,Judy Karr,Neil A. Harrison,Marc N. Potenza,Michael Irvine. Published: July 11, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0102419

 

  • A 2012 Swiss study showed that 30% of males 18-24 have some form of E.D.

https://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(12)00019-5/fulltext#relatedArticles 

Sexual Dysfunctions Among Young Men: Prevalence and Associated Factors Anaïs Mialon, M.D. André Berchtold, Ph.D. Pierre-André Michaud, M.D. Gerhard Gmel, Ph.D. Joan-Carles Suris, M.D., Ph.D. Published:March 16, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.01.008
 

 

  • An Italian study found that young men under 40 are 10% more likely to have ED than men over 40. 

 

One patient out of four with newly diagnosed erectile dysfunction is a young man--worrisome picture from the everyday clinical practice​

Paolo Capogrosso 1, Michele Colicchia, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Giulia Castagna, Maria Chiara Clementi, Nazareno Suardi, Fabio Castiglione, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Cantiello, Rocco Damiano, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia Affiliations expand. PMID: 23651423.DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12179

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23651423/

 

  • 1 in 5 (19%) are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying (infertility) (CDC)

  •  The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has linked lifestyle factors such as obesity, strenuous physical labor, excessive exercise, substance use, heavy drinking, high blood pressure and others to increasing rates of infertility.

  • 15,000-50,000 people are sex trafficked each year, 50% say that porn was made of them in captivity 

https://deliverfund.org/blog/facts-about-human-trafficking-in-united-states/#:~:text=learn%20more%20about.-,Sex%20Trafficking%20in%20the%20United%20States,is%20very%20difficult%20to%20research

 

  • 98% of child sexual abuse material reports involved children under 13 years old, 30% of which involved children under 10 years old, including infants and toddlers.

(Internet Watch Foundation Annual Report, 2021)

 

  •  69% of all victims in child abuse images are between the ages of 0 and 10 years old.

  •  The fastest growing demand in commercial websites for child abuse is for images depicting the worst type of abuse, including penetrative sexual activity involving children and adults and sadism or penetration by an animal.  58% of child sexual abuse images depict this level of abuse.

 

Internet Watch Foundation Annual Report, 2021

 

Stats on how divorce affects children, and ripple effect:

  • 50% of children will witness their parents get divorced

  • Children from broken homes are twice as likely to attempt suicide

  • Children in single mother homes are almost 4x as likely to be living in poverty, than two parent households (u.s. Census bureau)

  • 71% of high school dropouts are fatherless (Source: Edward Kruk, Ph.D., “The Vital Importance of Paternal Presence in Children’s Lives.” May 23, 2012.)

  • Teens in single parent and broken homes are 300% more likely to need psychological help

https://www.owenbylaw.com/blog/2018/october/statistics-children-divorce/ 

  • During a meeting of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2002 lawyers were surveyed and they claimed that "an obsessive interest in internet pornography" was a significant factor in 56% of their divorce cases the prior year.

 

  • Rates of people who identify as Christian has dropped in US from 77% to 65% in a decade span from 2009-2019 (highest rate of decline is in millennials 16%) and 52% of people used to attend a church on a regular basis (couple times a month or more) it has dropped to 45% and now over half of people attend irregular or not at all

https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/ 

 

How porn affects relationships:

  • According to a study that tracked couples over time, porn consumption was the second strongest indicator that a relationship would suffer. Perry, S. (2017). Does Viewing Pornography Reduce Marital Quality Over Time? Evidence From Longitudinal Data. Archives Of Sexual Behavior, 46(2), 549-559. Doi: 10.1007/S10508-016-0770-Y

  • Plus, research consistently shows that porn consumers are twice as likely to later report experiencing a divorce or breakup—even after controlling for marital happiness, sexual satisfaction, and other relevant factors. Perry, S. L. (2018). Pornography use and marital separation: Evidence from two-wave panel data. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(6), 1869-1880. doi:10.1007/s10508-017-1080-8

  • Research routinely shows that compulsive pornography consumption is associated with sexual dysfunction for both men and women,29 difficulties with arousal and sexual performance,30 and decreased sexual satisfaction.

Bőthe, B., Tóth-Király, I., Griffiths, M. D., Potenza, M. N., Orosz, G., & Demetrovics, Z. (2021). Are sexual functioning problems associated with frequent pornography use and/or problematic pornography use? results from a large community survey including males and females. Addictive Behaviors, 112, 106603. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106603

  • Pornography, for example, can take our brains’ natural stimuli—our desire for intimacy and connection—and give us more quantity, more exaggerated, and more “supernormal” versions of that desire.34 Through the neuroplastic process, porn can change what we perceive as normal, warp what we find exciting, and make real intimacy seem less interesting by comparison.35

  • These changes in our expectations can have tremendous implications for how we view others and how we view relationships.

 

Hilton D. L., Jr (2013). Pornography addiction - a supranormal stimulus considered in the context of neuroplasticity. Socioaffective neuroscience & psychology, 3, 20767. https://doi.org/10.3402/snp.v3i0.20767

 

Voon, V., et al. (2014). Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviors, PLoS ONE, 9(7), e102419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102419

 

  • as many as 9 in 10 porn scenes contain physical violence or aggression. Even more concerning is that 95% of the time, the targets of violence and aggression in porn appear to respond either neutrally or with pleasure, sending the message that sexual aggression is normal or even desirable.

Bridges, A. J., Wosnitzer, R., Scharrer, E., Sun, C. & Liberman, R. (2010). Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update. Violence Against Women, 16(10), 1065–1085. doi:10.1177/1077801210382866

 

  • A number of peer-reviewed studies have found a link between pornography consumption and mental health outcomes like depression,40 anxiety,41 loneliness,42 lower life satisfaction,43 and poorer self-esteem and overall mental health.

 

https://fightthenewdrug.org/10-reasons-why-porn-is-unhealthy-for-consumers-and-society/ 

Marriage satisfaction stat:

75% of couples who have similar financial goals and values report high marital satisfaction Gitnux marketdata report https://gitnux.org/marriage-satisfaction-statistics/

 

 https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/how-do-you-respond-to-your-childs-suspected-porn-use/

https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1271&context=dignity 

  • Only 11 percent of women experience an orgasm the first time they hook up with someone. Within the confines of relationships that have lasted 6 months+ 60-70% of women will achieve orgasm regularly 

  • 30% of women or less than 1/3 experience orgasm from vaginal penetration alone. The remaining 70% sometimes, rarely or never experience it from vaginal penetration. Most common way for women to orgasm is clitoral stimulation. 

  • In porn, women are featured orgasming only 18% of the time, and only 25% of that percent was featuring clitoral stimulation (which is what majority of people need to have an orgasm)

  • Prof. Kontula found that in 2015, only 6 percent of women said that they always had an orgasm during penile-vaginal intercourse, 40 percent said they had an orgasm nearly always, 16 percent of women had an orgasm half the time, and 38 percent had one infrequently. A total of 14 percent of women under the age of 35 had never had an orgasm from intercourse.

  • Since 1999, the number of women experiencing orgasm during intercourse always or nearly always has fallen from 56 percent to 46 percent. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319671 

  • It is estimated that UNDIAGNOSED STDS CAUSE INFERTILITY IN MORE THAN 20,000 WOMEN each year. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/factsheets/2019-stdtrends-in-the-usfactsheet_updated_4222022.pdf 

  • Married women have 15% more orgasms than single women, and 10% higher sexual satisfaction rate overall https://drlauraberman.com/new-study-married-women-have-better-sex-lives-than-single-women/ 

  • % of Porn stars who have taken the following drugs VS. Regular public %

marijuana (79%) - VS. 50%
hallucinogens (39%) - VS 28%
ecstasy (50%) - VS 8%
cocaine (44%) - VS. 15.9%
methamphetamine (27%) - vs 6.5%

tranquilizers (26%) - couldn’t find % cause its also medically prescribed
heroine (10%) - VS. 2.4%

-James Griffith, Sharon Mitchell, Christian Hart, Lea Adams, and Lucy Gu, “Pornography actresses: An assessment of the damaged goods hypothesis,” Journal of Sex Research (November 2012): 1-12. 

Gallup poll. 

https://today.yougov.com/society/articles/43267-one-in-four-americans-have-tried-psychedelic-drugs?redirect_from=%2Ftopics%2Fsociety%2Farticles-reports%2F2022%2F07%2F28%2Fone-in-four-americans-have-tried-psychedelic-drugs 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/611679/ecstasy-use-during-lifetime-in-the-us/#statisticContainer 

Abortions:

  • Number of abortions peaked in 1990 - 1.6 million (Guttmacher Institute) 

  • The actual numbers are very underreported because many institutions and whole states like California, Maryland and New Hampshire refuse to report data to CDC. Guttmacher provides better estimates because it factors in those states at an estimated rate.

  • In 2020, the # of estimated abortions was 930,000

  • Abortion rate is 14.4 out of 1000 women or 1.44% of women have an abortion in 2020

  • Number of providers for abortions has dropped from 2,908 to 1,603

  • Abortions by age group: teens account for 8%, 57% are women in 20s, 31% women in 30s and 4% women in 40s 

https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/01/11/what-the-data-says-about-abortion-in-the-u-s-2/ 

  • In 1999 Plan B pill came out - this could be a huge reason for decline in as many abortions in the following 25 years

  • 30% of women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 

  • 62.2% of women who have an abortion had previous mental health disorders diagnosed, whereas only 42.1% of women had mental health disorders prior to a first childbirth (no abortion history). 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3929105/ 

Sexual Violence:

2023 statistics:

  • 50% of women and 30% of men have experienced sexual violence 

  • Highest risk years are between 12-34

  • Full or attempted rape has been experienced by 25% of women and 1 in 26 men. 

  • 1 out of 9 men is forced to penetrate another person at some point in their lives.

  • The average number of rape and sexual assault victims REPORTED is 463,634 annually in the U.S. (this includes those 12 and older - so missing all the children here)

  • It’s estimated that 39% of rapes are actually reported and of that 39% only 16% result in a conviction

  • ONLY 6% of rapists serve ANY jail time (those reported and unreported). 

  • 80% of rape victims know their assailant 

  • 33% of rapes are committed by a former partner (ex spouse boyfriend or girlfriend)

  • 1/3 of people who experience childhood abuse become abusive toward others later in life

  • 80% of teenage girls who were sexually assaulted developed a mental health disorder and 55% developed 2 or more 

  • Rape victims are 13 times more likely to attempt suicide than individuals who have not experienced any violent crime

  • 40% of gay men reported having experienced sexual assault besides rape vs. 21% of straight men. 47% of Bisexual men

  • 46% of bisexual women have been raped

  • 47% of transgender individuals have experienced some type of sexual assault

  • Only 12% of students who were sexually assaulted will file a report to the police due to shame, fear of retaliations and confusion over what is actually considered assault

  • Men in fraternities are 3x more likely to commit rape vs. those not in a fraternity at college.

  • Women in sororities are 74% more likely to become rape victims than women not in sororities 

https://www.charliehealth.com/post/2023-sexual-assault-statistics 

  • Half of women who are raped were raped as a minor (CDC 2022)

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 20 boys in the US experience sexual abuse as minors

  • Someone known and trusted by the child or child’s family perpetrates 91% of child sexual abuse (CDC 2022)

Human trafficking: 

 

Domestic violence:

  • An average of 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a single year.

Adoption:

  • It’s estimated that 1 to 2 milllion couples are waiting to adopt a child

  • For every 1 baby put up for adoption there are 36 families waiting 

  • In 2019, 115,000 adoptions took place 

  • 114,000 foster children are eligible for and waiting to be adopted 

  • In 2021, 54,200 foster kids were adopted

  • The average age of a child waiting to be adopted is almost 8 years old 

  • On any given day, there are approximately 391,000 children in foster care in the US

  • In 2022, almost 214,000 children entered the foster care system and infants represented 70%

https://adoptionnetwork.com/adoption-myths-facts/domestic-us-statistics/ 

  • Roughly 20,000 children “age out” of foster care each year meaning they are now legally adults and never got adopted throughout foster care process https://www.adoptuskids.org/meet-the-children/children-in-foster-care/about-the-children 

  • In a study of adoptees by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, statistics show adopted children were more likely to have health insurance and less likely to live in households below the poverty line. 

  • 85% of adopted children were in “very good to excellent health”

  • Adoptive parents being significantly more involved in their child's education and extracurricular activities than any other parents.

https://www.americanadoptions.com/adoption/effects-of-being-adopted-child

  • The big thing here is commenting on the stark contrast between children who are put up for adoption vs. kids who wind up in the foster care system. When people put up for adoption - the kids actually have very good outcomes because their parents were heavily vetted, financially stable, desperately wanted to be parents not an accident

  • (Americanadoptions.com)

Women’s happiness:

Gender pay gap: 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2023/03/14/equal-pay-day-myth-truth-income-women/11464213002/

LGBTQIA+:

  • More than one in ten LGBT people (11 per cent) have faced domestic abuse from a partner in the last year. LGBT in Britain – Home and Communities

  • Previous census research suggests around 15% of same-sex couples have children in their household, a much lower proportion than heterosexual couples (around 40%), and are four times more likely than opposite-sex couples to have adopted children or stepchildren (U.S. Census 2020)

  • LGBTQIA+ teens are six times more likely to experience symptoms of depression than non-LGBTQIA+ identifying teens.

  • LGBTQIA+ youth are more than twice as likely to feel suicidal and more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth.

  • 48% of transgender adults report that they have considered suicide in the last year, compared to 4% of the overall U.S. population.

https://www.mhanational.org/issues/lgbtq-communities-and-mental-health 

  • 61% OF lgbt respondents between 18-29 were experiencing anxiety  compared to 35% of non lgbt

  • 53.6% of LGBTQ were depressed 18-29 years old, compared to 30.1% of non LGBTQ

https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2022/12/lgbt-adults-report-anxiety-depression-at-all-ages.html

  • In 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 83% of primary and secondary syphilis cases where sex of sex partner was known in the United States (CDC)

  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are 17 times more likely to get anal cancer than heterosexual men

  • Gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, as well as those who declined to report a sexual orientation, all had more than 8 times higher odds of incident HIV infection compared with heterosexual individuals. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304751 

Childcare: 

 

 

Married/single sex life: 

  • According to 2018 General social survey, 25% of married couples had sex once a week, 16% 2-3 times per week, 5% 4+ times per week, 17% once a month, 19% 2-3 times per month, 10% hadn’t had sex in the last year, 7% 1-2 times in last year

  • 2015 study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science journal found couples are happiest when they have sex about once a week. Their happiness with the relationship decreased when couples had sex less frequently than that, but it didn't increase if they had sex more often than that.

  • In addition, the average American adult went from having sex over 60 times a year 20 years ago, to around 50 times in 2018 (General Social Survey)

 

 

Divorce: 

  • About 70% of divorces are initiated by the wife (multiple sources)

  • “Beginning pornography use between survey waves nearly doubled one’s likelihood of being divorced by the next survey period, from 6 percent to 11 percent, and nearly tripled it for women, from 6 percent to 16 percent,” American Sociological Association 2016

  • The next most often cited major contributing factor to divorce was infidelity, endorsed by 59.6% of individuals and by at least one partner in 88.8% of couples.

  • 23.5% cite domestic abuse as a contributing factor 

Shelby B. Scott, Galena K. Rhoades, Scott M. Stanley, Elizabeth S. Allen, and Howard J. Markman

Reasons for Divorce and Recollections of Premarital Intervention: Implications for Improving Relationship Education, Journal of Couple Family Psychology

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