There are more women employed by the sex industry than any other time in history[i].
There are more strip clubs in the United States than any other nation in the world[ii].
Hollywood releases 11,000 adult movies per year – more than 20 times the mainstream movie production[iii].
At 13.3 billion, the 2006 revenues of the sex and porn industry in the U.S. are bigger than the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball combined[iv].
Worldwide sex industry sales for 2006 are reported to be $97 billion. To put this in perspective, Microsoft, who sells the operating system used on most of the computers in the world (in addition to other software) reported sales of 44.8 billion in 2006 [iv].
Every second $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography, however, since there’s so much free content available, we believe this amount has been significantly reduced. [iv].
91,980,225,000 pornographic videos were viewed on one subscription-based website in 2016 alone. [xxii].
“The porn industry employs an excess of 12,000 people in California. In California alone the porn industry pays over $36 million in taxes every year[v].”
Human trafficking is the second largest global organized crime today, generating approximately 31.6 billion USD each year. Specifically, trafficking for sexual exploitation generates 27.8 billion USD per year[vi].
There 1.39 million victims of commercial sexual servitude worldwide [vi].
Prevalence in the Church
Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in the last week-53%
33% of clergy admitted to having visited a sexually explicit Web site. Of those who had visited a porn site, 53% had visited such sites “a few times” in the past year, and 18% visit sexually explicit sites between a couple of times a month and more than once a week[vii].
Out of 81 pastors surveyed (74 males 7 female), 98% had been exposed to porn; 43% intentionally accessed a sexually explicit website[viii].
In March of 2002 Rick Warren’s (author of the Purpose Driven life) Pastors.com website conducted a survey on porn use of 1351 pastors: 54% of the pastors had viewed Internet pornography within the last year, and 30% of these had visited within the last 30 days.
Research related to women working in various aspect of the sex industry is telling. Such research indicates that women working in the sex industry are faced with higher rates of:
sexually transmitted diseases[x],
violent assaults[xi], and
mental health problems[xii] such as Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than the general population.
Women in the sex industry experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at rates equivalent to veterans of combat war [xv].
DIAGNOSIS OF PTSD PER COUNTRY OF PROSTITUTED RESPONDENTS:
**Diagnosis of PTSD for combat war veterans: 69%
A cross-sectional study based on the California Women’s Health Survey
did a comparison of the mental health of female adult performers and
other young women in California. Here is what their Research revealed.
MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN IN PRON