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First of all we want you to know we love you and that you are not alone. Over 40 million Americans are caught up in the porn trap and many are seeking help just like you. We are so proud of you for making the decision to get help. We are here for you.
We believe strongly in the principle "you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free" so at Pink Cross Foundation web site we offer large doses of truth and powerful principles to help people break the chains of porn and sex addiction. At this site you will find stories of ex porn stars who suffered greatly in the porn industry. You will find inspirational videos, powerful articles and help forums and chat rooms where we offer a safe and non-judgmental place you can share your struggles, partner with others in recovery and learn to live a porn-free life! Please also see our list of other organizations who offer help on our links page.
THE TRUTH ABOUT PORN
Out of about 1,500 performers in California, 18 people that we know of died from AIDS, suicide, homicide and drug related deaths between 2007 and 2009. 14 more died from medical causes to include lung disease, heart failure and cancer. These are only the deaths. There are many more living with diseases and cancers which are too numerous to count.
That's a total of 32 porn performers in thirty months between January, 2007 and June, 2009 who died prematurely from HIV, suicide, drugs, murder and medical illnesses. No other industry has these kinds of statistics, not even the music industry which is at least ten times bigger than the porn industry.
When the deaths of 129 porn performers over a period of roughly 20 years were analyzed it was discovered that were an unusually large number of premature deaths from such causes as drugs, suicide, murder, alcohol abuse, accidental death, and disease. It was also discovered that the average life expectancy of a porn performer is only 37.43 years whereas the average life expectancy of an American is 78.1 years.
Pornography is big ugly business.
It is estimated that there are 4.2 million porn Web sites — 12 percent of the total amount of sites — allowing access to 72 million worldwide visitors monthly. One-quarter of total daily search engine requests, or 68 million, are for pornographic material, where 40 million Americans are regular visitors.
Chatsworth, California produces 85% of the world’s adult content. All of the top female talent agencies are located in or with in the Chatsworth local radius. Female performers are flown or fly to Chatsworth to work in the adult industry. All of the world’s top male talents live or travel to Chatsworth California for work. Almost every major and minor adult DVD Company is in the local Chatsworth radius.
The United States adult film industry produces 4,000–11,000 films a year and earns an estimated $9–$13 billion in gross revenues annually. An estimated 200 production companies employ 1,200–1,500 performers. Performers typically earn $400–$1,000 per shoot and are not compensated based on distribution or sales.
Sexually transmitted diseases are highly prevalent in the pornography industry. Los Angeles Public Health Department reports that Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections among performers are 10X greater than that of LA County 20-24 year olds. They conclude that risk and burden of sexually transmitted infections among porn performers are unacceptably high. Dr. Sharon Mitchell, former porn actress and founder of Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) confirms the STD prevalence in an interview with Court TV where she states “66% of porn performers have Herpes, 12-28% have sexually transmitted diseases and 7% have HIV.
Porn stars also have a lot to say about STDs. Click here to read.
According to SafeFamilies.org, 33% of clergy admitted to having visited a sexually explicit web site. 51% of pastors say online porn is a possible temptation. 57% of pastors say that addiction to pornography is the most sexually damaging issue to their congregation. Yet, Pastors are afraid to talk about the problem of pornography in church.
Maybe they need to hear the truth that every time they click, they contribute to the destruction of human lives.
Internet Pornography Statistics:
According to comScore Media Metrix, there were 63.4 million unique visitors to adult websites in December of 2005, reaching 37.2% of the Internet audience.
According to the Florida Family Association, PornCrawler, their specialized software program, identified 20 U.S. companies that accounted for more than 70 percent of 297 million porn links on the Internet.
By the end of 2004, there were 420 million pages of pornography, and it is believed that the majority of these websites are owned by less than 50 companies (LaRue, Jan. "Obscenity and the First Amendment." Summit on Pornography. Rayburn House Office Building. Room 2322. May 19, 2005).
The Internet pornography industry generates $12 billion dollars in annual revenue, larger than the combined annual revenues of ABC, NBC, and CBS (Family Safe Media, January 10, 2006, http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html).
The average age of first exposure to Internet porn is 11 (Family Safe Media, December 15, 2005, (http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html).
The largest group of viewers of Internet porn is children between ages 12 and 17 (Family Safe Media, December 15, 2005,http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html).
According to comScore Media Metrix, 71.9 million people visited adult sites in August 2005, reaching 42.7 percent of the Internet audience.
According to comScore Media Metrix, Internet users viewed over 15 billion pages of adult content in August 2005.
According to comScore Media Metrix, Internet users spent an average of 14.6 minutes per day viewing adult content online.
More than 32 million unique individuals visited a porn site in Sept. of 2003. Nearly 22.8 million of them were male (71 percent), while 9.4 million adult site visitors were female (29 percent)
(Nielsen/Net Ratings, Sept. 2003).
N2H2's database contained 14 million identified pages of pornography in 1998, so the growth to 260 million represents an almost 20-fold increase in just five years (N2H2, 9/23/03).
The cybersex industry generates approximately $1 billion annually and is expected to grow to $5-7 billion over the next 5 years, barring unforeseen change (National Research Council Report, 2002).
The total porn industry - estimates from $4 billion to $10 billion (National Research Council Report, 2002).