Gen XXX: Teens Addicted in a World Awash in Porn

By Paul Strand

teen_porn_addictionWhen it comes to pornography, no one is immune. It affects men and women of all ages.

Today, teenagers are bombarded with these images like never before through the Internet. They’re growing up in a world awash in X-rated material.

It’s a $97 billion business every year, making more than top tech companies Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, eBay, Google, and Yahoo combined.

Roughly 12 percent of the world’s websites, 4.2 million of them, offer the illicit material. About 2.5 billion pornographic emails whiz through cyberspace everyday – a whopping 8 percent of all the world’s daily emails.

Possibly most astounding of all, 67 percent of men and 49 percent of women now say porn is acceptable.

The Porn Generation

As for young people, the average age they first see it is now 11 years old. Ninety percent of those 8 to 16 years old say they’ve viewed it online.

Many are now becoming addicted. It’s an addiction that could ruin their future lives.

Former addict C.J. Hitz, from Colorado Springs, Colo., was first exposed to porn magazines at age 8, and it led to years of addiction to pornography.

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"Our society is just saturated with it," Hitz, author of Forgiveness Formula, told CBN News. "Today’s young generation receives more temptation per second than any other generation in the history of mankind."

Every second, 28,258 people are looking at X-rated material online. Every second, people are spending $3,075 on such material.

"Before, pornography was like this dirty, secretive, dark subculture," Aubrey Terry, with the Human Trafficking Task Force in Southern Colorado, said.

She blames the Internet for much of the present X-rated epidemic.

"Now it’s accessible to everyone. Now it’s everyday life," she said.

Sex Trafficking

Terry knows the dark side of this world. Her sister was trafficked sexually. She herself was first exposed to pornography by a grandfather and an uncle who abused her sexually from when she was 2 years old till she was rescued from them at age 9.

Her first memory: "Having a bottle and being exposed to that kind of stuff," she said.

Hitz’s wife, Shelley, co-authored the new book A Christian Woman’s Guide to Breaking Free from Pornography. She herself was once an addict and now admits it in talks she gives around the country.

She told CBN News that in today’s world of smart phones and handheld computers, young people are often using their own bodies in self-made pornography…

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