Porn has largely become mainstream in our society. From porn sites putting up billboards in New York City’s Times Square to online news sources like BuzzFeed normalizing porn with what looks like every article they post, our society is having porn thrown in our face every day. Everywhere you look, there it is. Porn is a suggested page to “like” on Facebook, or any one of Twitter’s 10+ million porn accounts are more than happy to retweet you (even if it has nothing to do with porn).

But not everyone is complaining about porn’s pervasiveness.

There is no better place to go than the online thought collector known as Twitter when looking for the popular opinion on any given subject. Tweets from hundreds of millions of users worldwide make it one massive reflection of our collective culture’s commentary on a subject. Check out what the Twitterverse is saying about porn:

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If only these people knew the facts behind the real harmful effects of porn. The reality is that porn’s seriously harmful effects are no longer unknown to us. The science and research has been out for years now and thousands of people, including porn stars themselves, have spoken out on how porn has seriously damaged their lives and relationships.

So let’s shed some light on it.

We’re here to drop some truth bombs on you about the reality of porn.

11 Porn Industry Stats That Really Need To Change:

★(1) Porn sites receive more regular traffic than Netflix, Amazon, & Twitter combined each month. (HuffPost)

★(2) 35% of all internet downloads are porn-related. (WebRoot)

★(3) 34% of internet users have been exposed to unwanted porn via ads, pop-ups, etc. (WebRoot)

★(4) Porn increased marital infidelity by 300%. (WebRoot)

★(5) 30% of all data transferred across the internet is porn-related. (HuffPost)

★(6) The most common female role in porn is women in their 20’s portraying teenagers. (Jon Millward. In 2013, Millward conducted the largest personal research study on the Porn Industry in the U.S. He interviewed 10,000 porn stars about various aspects of the business.)

★(7) Child porn is one of the fastest growing online businesses. (IWF)

★(8) 624,000+ child porn traders have been discovered online in the U.S. (Innocent Justice)

★(9) Approximately 55% of teen girls living on the streets have engaged in prostitution. (Enough.org)

★(10) Child porn is a $3 billion industry. (TopTenReviews)

★ (11) Porn is a global, $97 billion industry, with $12 billion of that coming from the U.S. (NBC News

This is so not cool.

Seriously, if this doesn’t wake people up, what will? These problems aren’t going away as long as people continue to justify and defend the consumption of porn. At one point in time, porn wasn’t so common. It wasn’t an issue that affected millions of people, much less all of society. It wasn’t a topic that needed to be discussed with such urgency. Well, here’s a wake up call:

Those days are over. Porn is a favorite past time for millions of users, and many of them have no idea what kind of harm they’re letting into their lives.

But we can change that. We can raise awareness, and these stats are under our control. We hold the power to change these numbers by being educated and decreasing the demand for porn. Right now, the porn industry is simply supplying what people are demanding. The only way this changes is if people stop, re-examine reality, get educated about the real harmful effects of porn and make a change in their lives that doesn’t include porn.

By stopping the demand for porn, we are putting an end to something that addicts people, destroys relationships, and affects our society as a whole. It’s time to change the stats.

You with us?

What YOU Can DO

If you’re not cool with these stats, SHARE this article and spread the word. Get educated on the real harms of porn and take a stand.