Internet pornography was the first big internet safety topic to make news, and it has remained largely out of favor among the popular press ever since. The societal costs of pornography are staggering. The financial cost to business productivity in the U. According to Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.
Internet Pornography by the Numbers; A Significant Threat to Society
Porn use is up, thanks to the pandemic
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IN THE s, when the internet was for nerds, as many as half of all web searches were for sexually explicit material. That share has fallen—but only because everything from home-buying to job-hunting has moved online. Pornography still accounts for more than a tenth of all searches. The number of porn pages is estimated at mm; one of the biggest sites claims to get 80 billion video views a year.
Internet pornography is any pornography that is accessible over the Internet , primarily via websites , peer-to-peer file sharing , or Usenet newsgroups. The availability of widespread public access to the World Wide Web in late s led to the growth of Internet pornography. A study finds "a big jump"  in pornography viewing over the past few decades, with the largest increase occurring between people born in the s and those born in the s.