Percentage of males and females that viewed pornography over past 5 years

*Males & Females Viewing Pornography:

Even though pornography is looked upon as indecent, you would be quite surprised with the percentage of men and women that have viewed pornography within the past 5 years. Some of the numbers of those that have viewed pornography are quite startling.

One poll indicates that over 60% of the male population has viewed pornographic material. Another surprising detail that was uncovered was that the males that did admit viewing pornography were Christians.

As far as females are concerned, the numbers are certainly not quite as high but females do view some type of pornography also. The reasons that one views porno may differ but the fact remains that pornography is a part of life for some people. It could be said that roughly 38-40% of females have viewed some type of pornography within the past 5 years.

Males are more prone to view pornography because their wives will not participate in any kind of inappropriate sex. Therefore, viewing pornography gives the male some kind of thrill or excitement. Therefore, the male can look at pornography and fantasize about what they may be missing within their sex lives.

A female may view pornography occasionally simply for the fun or thrill involved. However, it does seem most females feel somewhat indifferent about the sex acts performed in pornographic type movies.

A female may also view pornography because she may be in a troubled marriage or relationship. Therefore, looking at pornography is sort of a temporary thrill for a lonely and troubled woman.

There can be negative consequences especially for males that regularly view pornography. For example, continually looking at pornography can prompt a male to cheat on a wife or girlfriend. Keep in mind, cheating due to pornography has nothing to do with love and affection.

Pornography has more to do wit fun, thrill, danger and excitement. The thrill comes from engaging in something that you would probably never admit to. In addition, the danger is the fact that if you were caught your life would probably be forever changed.

Actually, viewing pornography in some ways is almost like cheating on the side. In reality continually viewing pornography can prompt cheating and infidelity. This is when viewing pornography is a very dangerous habit. In some cases, pornography can become quite addictive.

*When Pornography Can become Dangerous:

When pornography becomes a regular habit, the person viewing the sexual acts more than likely has some psychological problems. Looking at pornography repeatedly can eventually lead to an unhealthy and dangerous sexual addiction or obsession.

Once a sexual addiction takes hold of a person the end results can be quite devastating. Many sex addicts turn to the services of a prostitute or escort service. In addition, many sex addicts are heavy Internet users. There are some inappropriate dating type web sites that cater to sexually unbalanced individuals.

Pornography may begin as just an occasional pass time. However, over time pornography may become more frequent until it becomes a regular habit. Once a pornography habit becomes obsessive or out of control the person then needs some type of professional help.

One major problem with pornography is that if it leads to a sexual addiction, the addicted person may go into a denial mode. Once a person goes into denial about anything especially a sexual based addiction it may be an uphill battle breaking the sick and perverted habit.

Sexual and pornography addiction can be just as serious as a narcotic addiction. It may start out slow and as time goes by the disease progresses until the person is completely out of control. The person will lie to loved ones and friends, they may go elsewhere to have their sexual desires fulfilled and their entire life may become one big lie.

Pornography and sexual obsessions can cause marriages to end, friendships may disappear, finances may become drained and the person may have a difficult time separating fantasy from reality. An obsession or addiction such as this will not simply disappear. The obsession or addiction will become more intense and like any addiction it must be fed to keep the person in a stable frame of mind.

Keep in mind, a person can probably view pornography once in a while with no ill effects or damage to their lives. However, there are those that simply can not handle the temptation and perverted thoughts that may enter their head due to pornography.

Male Vs. Female Attitudes Concerning Pornography:

Pornography is pretty much here to stay. If you are an addictive type person it may be best not to view any kind of pornographic material. Viewing pornography only a few times can start a chain of events that can end up shattering ones life and the lives of their loved ones.

It also appears that males are more prone to admitting they viewed pornographic material. It appears females are a bit more reluctant to admit looking at pornography. In addition, females are less willing to discuss their experience with pornography especially if she is married or in a committed relationship.

It could be said that males find pornography more acceptable and they are more willing to admit viewing some kind of pornographic material. On the other hand, the majority of females may view pornography as indecent and are less likely to admit they have viewed some type of pornography.