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Introduction / Summary (2018): Hello and welcome to our Sexuality pages. While this is not a pornographic site, it is provocative - founded upon what people search on the Internet (which is very interesting!). We then relate this to our biological and cultural evolution.
Sex is obviously important to people - and if you want to improve your sexual relationships then knowing the truth about our human evolution is the best foundation. By opening our minds to a greater diversity of behaviors, this knowledge will help you creatively cultivate healthy pleasurable moral attitudes and sexy smutty relationships (free from religious guilt & cultural myths).
Support an open honest discussion on the truth of our sexual evolution and behaviour. If you support sex positive, moral, informed sexual behaviour please share this knowledge. (These pages have a diverse collection of fascinating information relating to our human sexual evolution so people will appreciate it - see our 'nice letters' page!).
Sincerely, Karene.

"It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce." (Voltaire) - "Desire is the essence of a man." (Spinoza)

What People Really Search on the Internet
What people seek with search engines


Below are how many searches / day (Millions) within the United States in March 2006, based on comScore figures.

Google 91, Yahoo 60, MSN 28, AOL 16, Ask 13, Others 6.

Total = 213 million searches / day.


Websites on Internet (September, 2006)
Around 25 billion pages in Google database.

Pages with keyword 'sex' in them = 750 million = 3%

Pages with keyword 'porn' in them = 150 million = 0.6%


In 1997, approximately one in six Web queries was about sex. By 2001,
this was down to one in 12, and many of these related to human sexuality, not
pornography. By 1999, 'Commerce, travel, employment, or economy,' 'People, places, or things,' and 'Computers or Internet' moved closer to the top of the list, while 'Sex and pornography' and 'Entertainment or recreation' moved down.

1. People, places or things = 40%
2. Commerce, travel, employment, or economy = 15%
3. Computers or internet or technology items = 12%
4. Health or sciences
5. Education or humanities
6. Entertainment or recreation
7. Sex or pornography = 5%
8. Society, culture, ethnicity or religion
9. Government (or military)
10. Performing or fine arts


Internet users are doing far fewer searches for sex and pornography and more for e-commerce and business than they were seven years ago (e-business or commerce increased by 86 percent in the past seven years).

"Twenty percent of all searching was sex-related back in 1997; now it's about 5 percent," said Amanda Spink, the University of Pittsburgh professor who co-authored Web Search: Public Searching of the Web with Penn State professor Bernard J. Jansen. "It's a little bit more in Europe, 8 to 10 percent, but in comparison to everything else, it's a very small percent," Spink said. "People are using (the web) more as an everyday tool rather than as just an entertainment medium."

What hasn't changed much in seven years is how hard people are willing to work at searching. The answer: not very. Spink and Jansen found that people averaged about two words per query and two queries per search session.

"The searches are taking less than five minutes, and they're only looking at the first page of results. ... We were surprised that people weren't doing more complex searches," Spink said. "If you put a couple of words into the web, you're going to get hundreds of thousands of results. I think people aren't trained very well to use the search engines.",1272,65503,00.html


NOTE: The following is our growing collection of Internet Search data. But we need to go through it and edit out the most relevant (so it is a bit long at the moment - but you are welcome to browse it).


* Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet - Exposing Porn: Science, Religion, and the New Addiction, Paul Strand 2004.

* One in five children ages 10-17 have received a sexual solicitation over the Internet - The Web's Dark Secret . Newsweek, 19 March, 2001

* Three million of the visitors to adult websites in September 2000 were age 17 or younger
NetValue Report on Minors Online . Business Wire, 19 December, 2000.

* One in four children who use the Internet are exposed to unwanted sexual material
Your Children & Pornography: A guide for Parents , Tom Buford. Tommera Press, 2001.

* 2.5 billion emails per day are pornographic
Pornography Statistics 2003 . Family Safe Media., 2003.

* 25 percent of all search engine requests are pornography related
Internet Pornography Statistics: 2003 , David C. Bissette, Psy.D., 2004.

* Sex sites on the Web generate at least $1 billion per year in revenu
Wall Street Meets Pornography . New York Times, 23 October, 2000.

* 72 million Internet users visit pornography web sites per year
Pornography Statistics 2003 . Internet Filter Review., 2003.

* 94 percent of Americans believe a ban on Internet pornography should be legal
Statistics on Internet Pornography .

* 79 percent of Americans say the government should do something about the potential for dangerous strangers to make contact with children
Survey Shows Widespread Enthusiasm for High Technology . NPR Online., 1999.

* One in 17 children ages 10-17 were threatened or harassed over the Internet in 2000
Report Statistical Highlights . National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Crimes Against Children, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000.

* Nearly 1.4 million Americans are stalked online each year (4 out of 5 are women)
Stalkers Online , Andrea Rock. Ladies Home Journal, March 2000.

* Sex is the number 1 topic searched on the Internet
Overdosing on Porn , Rebecca Hagelin., March, 2004.

* Americans spend $10 billion per year on pornography
Overdosing on Porn , Rebecca Hagelin., March, 2004.

* There are 800 million rentals each year of adult videos and DVDs
Overdosing on Porn , Rebecca Hagelin., March, 2004.

* 11,000 adult movies are produced each year
Overdosing on Porn , Rebecca Hagelin., March, 2004.

* For the 20-year-old kid, porn stars have kind of replaced what models used to represent.
How One Man Unleashed the Porn Plague , Andy Butcher. Charisma Magazine, November 2003.

* The Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, a health-care clinic for porn workers, carries out 600 AIDS and STD tests per month
How One man Unleashed the porn Plague , Andy Butcher. Charisma Magazine, November 2003.

* 34 percent of churchgoing women said they have intentionally visited porn websites online
Internet porn a guy thing? Not really, online rating service says , Mark O'Keefe. The Charlotte Observer.

* Less than 10% of sexual solicitations and only 3% of unwanted exposure on the Internet were reported to authorities
Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation's Youth . National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Crimes Against Children, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000.

* More than 30% of 1,500 surveyed companies have terminated employees for inappropriate use of the Internet, while only 37.5% of companies use filtering software
Websense Incorporated and The Center for Internet Studies, 2000.

* 39 million homes receive the adult channels in scrambled form, while the number of children with potential exposure to such images is about 29 million
Court looks at adult channel Michael Kirkland. UPF Financial Wire, 30 November, 1999.

* Cable companies brought in revenue of $177 million from sexually explicit pay-per-view programming
No Big Surge in Sex Programs is Expected From Cable Ruling , Jim Rutenberg. The New York Times, 24 May, 2000.

* 70 percent of sexual advances over the Internet happened while youngsters were on a home computer
One in Five Kids Has Been Propositioned for Cybersex . Legal Facts. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2000.

* 21 percent of teens say they have looked at something on the Internet that they wouldn't want their parents to know
A World of Their Own . Newsweek, 8 May 2000.

* Out of 81 pastors surveyed (74 males 7 female), 98% were exposed to porn; 43% intentionally accessed a sexually explicit website
National Coalition survey of pastors. Seattle. April 2000.

* Porn site architects were among the first to perfect full-streaming video and audio on the Web and among the first to persuade apprehensive consumers to divulge credit card numbers to someone unknown to them on the Internet, which developed e-commerce
The Architects of Porn . VARBusiness, 28 April 2000.

* A survey of 600 households conducted by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children found that 20% of parents do not know any of their children's Internet passwords, instant messaging nicknames or email addresses.
Ads target online victimization of children . USA Today, 20 May 2004.

* Only 5% of parents recognized the acronym POS (parent over shoulder) and only 1% could identify WTGP (want to go private?), both of which are used frequently by teens when instant messaging
Ads target online victimization of children . USA Today, 20 May 2004.

* 82 percent of adult Americans surveyed in March 2004 said that the Federal laws against Internet obscenity should be vigorously enforced.
Americans STILL want federal obscenity laws enforced! The Morality in Media Newsletter, June, 2004.

* 38 percent of adults believe it is "morally acceptable" to look at pictures of nudity or explicit sexual behavior
Morality Continues to Decay . Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.

* 59 percent of adults believe it is "morally acceptable" to have sexual thoughts or fantasies
Morality Continues to Decay . Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.

* 38 percent of adults believe there is nothing wrong with pornography use
Morality Continues to Decay . Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.

* Condom use in the adult-film industry rose from 17% to 23% after an outbreak of HIV in March 2004; the percentage has since declined again to 17.5%
Sex-Film Industry Threatened With Condom Requirement , Nick Madigan. The New York Times, 24 August, 2004.

* At least 20,000 American adults visit Internet sex sites at least 11 hours per week
Victims of Pornography Month Should Not Exist , Jan Larue. Christian Counseling Today, 2003 Vol. 11 No. 3.

* 42 percent of surveyed adults indicated that their partner's use of pornography made them feel insecure
Marriage Related Research , Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.

* 41 percent of surveyed adults admitted they felt less attractive due to their partner's pornography use
Marriage Related Research , Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.

* 30 percent of surveyed adults said their partner's use of pornography made them feel more like a sexual object
Marriage Related Research , Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.

* "A wave of confessionals and self-help guides written by current or former stars of pornographic films is flooding bookstores this year, accompanied by erotic novels, racy sexual-instruction guides, histories of sexual particulars and photographic treatments of the world of pornography."
Sex, Sex, Sex: Up Front in Bookstores Near You , Edward Wyatt. The New York Times, 24 August, 2004.

* More than 75% of people at work have accidentally visited a pornographic website, and 15% have visited such sites more than 10 times
Fifty Percent of Workers Spend Nine days a Year on Personal Surfing at Work . Cerberian Inc. and SonicWALL, 20 July 2004.

* 63 percent of employees are concerned about the ease of access to objectionable content at work
Fifty Percent of Workers Spend Nine days a Year on Personal Surfing at Work . Cerberian Inc. and SonicWALL, 20 July 2004.

* The most common ways people have accidentally reached pornographic content on the Web are pop-up windows (55%), misrepresented links (52%), misspelled URLs (48%) and auto links within emails (23%)
Fifty Percent of Workers Spend Nine days a Year on Personal Surfing at Work . Cerberian Inc. and SonicWALL, 20 July 2004.

* For every 10 men in church, 5 are struggling with pornography
The Call to Biblical Manhood . Man in the Mirror, 6 July, 2004.

* While 77% of surveyed people said they thought their computers were well-protected, 4 out of 5 had spyware or adware programs running on their computers
Home PCs not so safe? CNN Money, 25 October, 2004.
15 percent of online porn habits develop sexual behavior that disrupts their lives
The Porn Factor , Pamela Paul. 19 January, 2004.

* The more pornography men watch, the more likely they are to describe women in sexualized terms and categorize women in traditional gender roles
The Porn Factor , Pamela Paul. 19 January, 2004.

* Incidents of child sexual exploitation have risen from 4,573 in 1998 to 112,083 in 2004, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Reports of child exploitation up . USA Today Snapshots, 17 February, 2005

Over 50% of men on the internet are accessing internet pornography-statistic is constant even among Christians and other people of faith

Internet Pornography was a factor in as many as 25% of divorces in 2003

Men admitting to accessing pornography at work

Women admitting to accessing pornography at work
US adults who regularly visit Internet porn websites
40 million
Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction
Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites

72% male - 28% female


Men and women "addicts" seem to prefer sites that fit behavioral stereotypes of their own gender, according to a study by Alvin Cooper, PhD, and colleagues in the March 2000 issue of Sexual Addiction and Compulsion: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. Their research--which is the only analysis to specifically focus on Internet sexuality--found that women were more likely to spend time flirting or having "cybersex" with others in sexually oriented chat rooms, while men were drawn to porn Web sites.

"Men prefer visual stimuli and more focused sexual experiences, while women are more interested in relationships and interactions," says Cooper, who is training coordinator at Stanford University's counseling and psychological services center, Cowell Student Health Center.

In a study in the May 1998 issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Cooper also found that more than 91 percent of Internet users spent less than 11 hours a week logging on to sexual sites. About 82 percent spent less than an hour doing so, "with very few negative repercussions," he says. (Full text of these research articles appears at


May 29 2006 at 11:05AM

By Anthony Barnes and Sophie Goodchild

London - Record numbers of men and women are downloading pornography from the Internet, making Britain the fastest growing market in the world for the booming £20-billion (about R244-billion) adult website industry.

In the first definitive portrait of the nation's growing consumption of pornography, The Independent on Sunday revealed that more than nine million men - almost 40 percent of the male population - used pornographic websites last year, compared with an estimated two million in 2000.

In a major survey for the Independent by Nielsen NetRatings, the world-leader in Internet analysis, the research also discloses that women are among the fastest growing users of pornography on the Internet, with a 30 percent rise from one million to 1,5 million in the past 12 months.

A huge boom in the number of hard-core sex films available to buy
The figures also show that more than half of all children - about seven million - have encountered pornography on the Internet "while looking for something else".

Until now, the extent of the use by Britons of Internet pornography had not been accurately measured. But the new figures show that one in four men aged 25 to 49 have visited an adult website in the past month - a total of 2,5 million.

The surge in use of web pornography mirrors a huge boom in the number of hard-core sex films available to buy legally in the UK over the past few years. Film censors passed more hard-core sex films last year than 18-rated movies.

Relationship agencies have reported that as many as 40 percent of couples with problems believe pornography has contributed to their difficulties.

Christine Lacey, a senior counsellor for Relate, said: "For many women, the reaction is exactly the same as if they discovered their partner is having an affair. They may not be having sex with someone else but the effect is the same if it is detrimental to their marriage."

Sandra Gidley, MP, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, said she was "alarmed by the type of material accessible to people, particularly young people". "I'm concerned that the boundaries are being pushed on what is acceptable. Some of the hard-core stuff is quite shocking," she said.

While some specialists welcomed the figures, saying they show Britons have a more liberated attitude towards sex, others warned the search for graphic images of sex acts is contributing to relationship break-ups.

Phillip Hodson of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy warned that this new generation of "voyeurs" risk problems in their love lives.

"The Internet has made sex-lazy men even sex-lazier where they get lost in their own world," he added.

"It used to be said that men neglected foreplay, but now they are neglecting sex."

The UK porn industry is estimated to be now worth about 1-billion pounds, compared with 20-billion worldwide. British Internet surfers look up the word "porn" more than anyone in the English-speaking world. - The Independent.
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Infidelity statistics have varied drastically over the past 50 years. The problem with obtaining accurate statistics on adultery is that most people will not tell the truth because it is such a sensitive subject. Controlled cheating surveys are scarce and the below infidelity percentages have been randomly collected from various sources.


* $57.0 billion revenue world-wide
$12.0 billion of this is US revenue, more than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises or the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC (6.2 billion). $2.5 of the $12 billion is related to internet porn.

The National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families states that "approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet.


100,000 websites offer illegal child pornography
Child pornography generates $3 billion annually
90% of 8-16 year olds have viewed porn online (most while doing homework)
Average age of first internet exposure to pornography is 11 years old
Largest consumer of internet pornography 12-17 age group
One in five children ages 10–17 has received a sexual solicitation over the Internet.
Three million of the visitors to adult websites in September 2000 were age 17 or younger.

20% of men admit accessing pornography at work
13% of women admit accessing pornography at work
53% of Promise Keeper men viewed pornography the previous week in one study
10% of adults ADMIT to having internet sexual addiction (Internet Pornography Statistics: 2003)

Infidelity statistics
It's tough to get a handle on how many of us are having affairs, given the inherent secrecy.

* 22 percent of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives.

* 14 percent of married women have had affairs at least once during their married lives.

* Younger people are more likely candidates; in fact, younger women are as likely as younger men to be unfaithful.

* 70 percent of married women and 54 percent of married men did not know of their spouses' extramarital activity.

* 5 percent of married men and 3 percent of married women reported having sex with someone other than their spouse in the 1997.

* 22 percent of men and 14 percent of women admitted to having sexual relations outside their marriage sometime in their past.

* 90 percent of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong.

* 50 percent of Americans say President Clinton's adultery makes his moral standard "about the same as the average married man,'' according to a Time-CNN poll.

* 61 percent of Americans thought adultery should not be a crime in the United states; 35 percent thought it should; 4 percent had no opinion.

* 17 percent of divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.

Source: Associated Press

-One in 10 respondents said they are addicted to sex and the Internet, according to an online survey of 38,000 Internet users. and Dr. Alvin Cooper

-Results show that internet users devote three hours each week to online sexual exploits. Twenty-five percent have felt that they lost control of their Internet sexual exploits at least once or that the activity caused problems in their lives. and Dr. Alvin Cooper

-Up to 37% of men and 22% of women admit to having affairs. Researchers think the vast majority of the millions of people who visit chat rooms, have multiple "special friends”.
Dr. Bob Lanier,

-Only 46% of men believe that online affairs are adultery.

-80% think it's Ok to talk with a stranger identified as the opposite sex. 75% thinks it's ok to visit an adult site.

- About 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an affair at some point in some marriage
" Monogamy Myth", Therapist Peggy Vaugn

-About 24 percent of men and 14 percent of women have had sex outside their marriages, according to a Dec. 21, 1998 report in USA Today on a national study by the University of California, San Francisco.

Affairs affect one of every 2.7 couples, according to counselor Janis Abrahms Spring, author of "After the Affair," as reported by the Washington Post on March 30, 1999. Ten percent of extramarital affairs last one day, 10 percent last more than one day but less than a month, 50 percent last more than a month but less than a year, but 40 percent last two or more years. Few extramarital affairs last more than four years.

A lesser known fact is that those who divorce rarely marry the person with whom they are having the affair. For example, Dr. Jan Halper’s study of successful men (executives, entrepreneurs, professionals) found that very few men who have affairs divorce their wife and marry their lovers. Only 3 percent of the 4,100 successful men surveyed eventually married their lovers.

Frank Pittman has found that the divorce rate among those who married their lovers was 75 percent. The reasons for the high divorce rate include: intervention of reality, guilt, expectations, a general distrust of marriage, and a distrust of the affairee.

-Statistics show more than 72,000 sexually explicit sites on the web and an estimated 266 new porn sites being added each day. These sites alone generate a revenue of $1 billion dollars each year.
Harding Institute

-One-third of divorce litigation is caused by online affairs
" This Is An Internet E-Mergency", The Fortino Group

-Approximately 70% of time on-line is spent in chat rooms or sending e-mail; of these interactions, the vast majority are romantic in nature.
Dr. Michael Adamse, PhD., co-author of "Affairs of the Net: The Cybershrinks' Guide to Online Relationships"

-Because of the anonymity, affordability, and accessibility of Internet sexual resources, the computer can accelerate the transition from "at risk" to "addicted," as well as the progression of sex addiction in those with a history of prior sexual compulsivity.
Cooper et al Survey

-8-10 percent of Internet users become hooked on cybersex.
Dr. Bob Lanier,

Spouses who get hooked on Internet porn are a growing complaint among spouses filing for divorce, according to a survey of 350 divorce attorneys. "If there's dissatisfaction in the existing relationship, the Internet is an easy way for people to scratch the itch," said lawyer J. Lindsey Short, Jr., president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which conducted the study.

57% of people have used the Internet to flirt.

38% of people have engaged in explicit online sexual conversation and 50% of people have made phone contact with someone they chatted with online.

Evidence proves there is a high correlation between on-line infidelity and subsequent real-time sexual affairs.

Evidence supports the existence of disinhibition, accelerated intimacy, and hyper-sexual online behavior that can easily lead to real-time infidelity

31% of people have had an online conversation that has led to real-time sex.

-It is estimated that 53% of all people will have one or more affairs during their lifetime.

Look at the numbers from a recent issue of Playboy Magazine:

-2 out of 3 women and 3 out of 4 men admit they have sexual thoughts about co-workers.

-86% of men and 81% of women admit they routinely flirt with the opposite sex.

-75% of men and 65% of women admit to having sex with people they work with.

-The fact is that human beings are NOT monogamous by nature. That means they cheat.

Experts say that a gut instinct is the most powerful indicator of a cheating lover. Adultery statistics state that 85% of woman who feel their lover is cheating are correct. 50% of men who feel their lover is cheating are right. The first clue is seldom obvious. Typically, it's a "feeling" that something is different.

It is estimated that 750,000 children have been aggressively pursued for sex on the Internet, 1 out 5 of these children were solicited for sex and 1 out of 4 children were sent pictures of people naked or having sex.

There are recurring press reports of pedophiles using chat rooms to lure children into physical meetings. According to a recent national newspaper report, chat rooms are the most popular activity for children online, yet most chat rooms are unsupervised. Many are private, accessible only by invitation and special passwords (which may be provided to children by e-mail or instant-type messages to the screen of a targeted child).

Police investigators report that when they identify themselves as teenaged girls in chat rooms they are frequently approached by strangers making sexual advances. In addition, pedophiles have created a community online, where they can validate their behavior with other like-minded individuals and share information and tricks of the trade.

Cheating spouse statistics confirm that 50 and 70 percent of married men (between 38 and 53 million men) have cheated or will cheat on their wives. One study found that 2/3 of the wives (26 to 36 million women) whose husbands were cheating had no idea their husbands were having an affair - largely because they failed to recognize the telltale signs.

According to Annette Lawson, author of "Adultery," published in 1989 by Basic Books.
" The various researchers arrive at a general consensus…suggesting that above one-quarter to about one-half of married women have at least one lover after they are married in any given marriage. Married men probably still stray more often than married women—perhaps from 50 percent to 65 percent by the age of forty."

According to Maggie Scarf, author of "Intimate Partners," first published in 1987 by Random House, re-issued in 1996 by Ballentine.
" Most experts do consider the 'educated guess' that at the present time some 50 to 65 percent of husbands and 45 to 55 percent of wives become extramaritally involved by the age of 40 to be a relatively sound and reasonable one."


Pornography is now globally worth $57 billion, with the United States - porn's spiritual home - accounting for $12 billion (by comparison, Hollywood is worth a mere $10 billion). In the United States, a conservative estimate of new pornographic movie production is 50 new movies a day, and more than 500 million porno films are rented every year. The latter figure of course excludes telephone sex - 250,000 Americans pay for this daily - and Internet porn, which is estimated to be worth at least $1 billion globally and generates an astonishing 70 percent of all revenues earned by online content providers.

Sex or Torture? Sex aids such as nipple clamps are now widely in use in the U.K. and U.S.
Add into the mix all the pornography available on television, mobile phones, in "table-dancing" clubs - these are extremely popular in the United States and the United Kingdom, with there being around 700 such bars in Manhattan alone - and it seems that porn is beyond ubiquitous. One American cultural commentator recently concluded that the Western world has become "pornified"; with hardcore material easily procurable from the kiosks of Athens to the humble desktop in Cambridge, it is very hard to argue with this contention.
But what does this actually mean? Is this mushrooming of manufactured sex a positive or negative development? What significance, if any, does it have for sex itself?

In fact, the pornographization of both public and private space has consequences so profound that it arguably already has changed the very nature of sex in five key ways.

Firstly, porn has seeped into the rest of popular culture, significantly altering how people think about sex. For example, an average hour on the three major American television networks - ABC, CBS and NBC - yield some 15 sexual acts, words and innuendos, or one every four minutes. Globally popular teleseries such as Sex in the City and even teen dramas such as The O.C. feature footage and/or storylines clearly influenced by pornography.

Strippers and prostitutes are featured with regularity in video games such as Grand Theft Auto. Overt sexual imagery is now used to sell everything from cars to alcoholic beverages. Arguably the most famous pornographic logo of all, the Playboy bunny, has now become a favorite of girls in their early teenage years and younger, who sport the logo on official badges, satchels and clothing.

The most obvious consequence of this is that women, and girls in their teens and twenties in particular, are regarded by many - including themselves - as little more than extras on a porn movie set. They are expected to be permanently sexually available in a way that renders any concern over the issue of consent to secondary importance. For example, as the pornography industry started to explode in the mid-1990s, a survey of U.S. college girls showed that 69.8 percent of them had been "verbally coerced" into having "unwanted sex"; in the United Kindom in 2006, 33 percent of all women say that they have been forced into sex.

In other words, rape has been normalized, a trend which is reflected in ever more lenient prosecution and sentencing procedures. Moreover, women are increasingly expected to agree to practices - such as anal sex and faux lesbianism -which the vast majority of them find of no pleasure or even profoundly repulsive.

Secondly, pornography has made sex more violent. In a study detailed in David G. Myers's authoritative tome "The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty," Illinois psychologist David Duncan randomly selected 50 pornographic movies from a local video store, and broke them down by scene. The average movie contained 18 scenes, 20 percent of which contained violence and 30 percent of which contained "acts of degradation."

On the Internet, things are even more extreme. A search for "sex + toys + torture" in Google yielded 4.85 million results. Journalist Lila Rajiva and academic Susan L. Brison are just two of many to have noted that a large number of the pictures that were flashed round the world from American-run prisons in Iraq were virtually indistinguishable from hardcore pornography, a fact that has not been lost on many commentators in the United States, from Rush Limbaugh to Frank Rich of The New York Times.

A Denmark-based sex site vaunts pages with titles like "needle torture," "pregnant bondage" and "drunk from the toilet"; a favorable review of products available from UK high street sex shop chain Ann Summers observes that "some of them look like instruments of torture...some of them are." In a relatively recent issue (Dec. 15-22, 2004), Time Out, a London listings and lifestyle magazine, enthused about the latest sexual practices going on in the suburbs of Britain's biggest city, including the rubbing of thorns into genitalia, the insertion of pre-freezed human feces into the anus and other similar trends whose relation to torture seems much stronger than to sex as conventionally understood by most people.

Thirdly, there has been a substantial shift in women's perceptions of self as a result of pornography: increasingly, they are unhappy with their most obviously female biological features, and are resorting to plastic surgery to change them. Breast augmentation is now the third most common surgical operation in the United States, with 291,000 operations carried out in 2005, despite concerns over the safety of such procedures; in the United Kingdom, the number of breast enlargement operations carried out rose by 51.4 percent in one year to 5,655 in 2005.

There has been a pronounced rise in the number of surgical interventions in the labial region, too: the hunt for the so-called "designer vagina" has been almost entirely fueled by pornography, as a specialist in this area, Dr Ronald Blatt, medical director of the Manhattan Centre for Vaginal Surgery, matter-of-factly explained to in June 2005: "People have suggested that they've looked at Playboy or Penthouse...They come in and say, 'Make it look like that.'"

This reflects a frightening level of insecurity amongst women about some of the most essential parts of their being, but it is a result that is not surprising given the results of another study by Texas A&M researcher Wendy Stock (1995). In a survey of 500 women who had recently viewed pornography, 42 percent said they felt bad about their bodies, 33 percent said that they felt sexually inadequate and 25 percent viewed sex as if it was a performance.

Fourthly, sex has been sped up beyond all recognition. An oft-quoted mid-1990s paper by Hans Bernd-Brosius found that sex in pornograhic movies of the 1980s generally lasted around five and a half minutes from first touch to graphic orgasm. In the era of the Internet and mobile telephony, porn has reduced sex to clip-size, something to be downloaded from server to wireless device, increasingly on the move: McSex.

This is not just unrealistic, but again, fatal to women's sexual fulfillment. As most cultures around the world have long known, the overwhelming majority of women thrive on sex that is focused, gentle and replete with physical and verbal stimulation, including kissing, caressing and conversation. In many Eastern cultures, including Hindu, Japanese and Islamic, foreplay - yes, that word - is not just recommended: it is a religious requirement. But pornography is turning thoughtful, loving intercourse into an historical curiosity.

Given all this, the fifth consequence of the massive and unprecedented pornographization of the developed world does not come as too much of a shock: there is a lot less of the real article about. We live, as the Swedish academics Jonas Ridderstrale and Kjell Nordstrom have acerbically summarized, in an era in which Viagra is literally more valuable than gold: the drug for men who cannot otherwise get an erection costs $11,766 per pound, while gold is a merely $4,827 (at 2000 prices). The Guardian (23 April 2006) reports that a new generation of drugs, due to hit world markets in three years, promises not just sexual arousal, but a feeling of eagerness and enthusiasm about sex; apparently, this too is something that now needs to be manufactured.

In fact, those doing research in this area cannot fail to notice the glut of surveys which report almost uniformly that people are not interested in sex: they are too tired, disillusioned and insecure about sex to enjoy it. And many of these people are now coalescing into what is a very new social category: that of the "asexual." Asexuality - the condition was the subject of an October 2004 edition of New Scientist - is where an affected person feels no inclination to interact sexually. With anyone. Ever. And if that sounds extreme, then it should be noted that asexuals have come from nowhere to occupy their own distinct and growing place in the sexual continuum: estimates in the United Kingdom and the United States show that between 1 percent and 3 percent of the population is now asexual.

In his much-misunderstood tome, "The End of History and the Last Man," Francis Fukuyama recounts that Alexandre Kojeve, whom Fukuyama regards as Hegel's greatest interpreter of the 20th century, believed that once humankind had reached the promised land of material satisfaction, they would essentially revert to a stage of animality, where they "would indulge in love like adult beasts." Thanks to porn, it would appear that we have surpassed this stage. Modern sex is increasingly coercive, violent, demeaning and empty. And for this, all of us - men and women - are paying a scarcely imaginable price.
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Africans on the Internet: Sex, Society & Taboos

From the website: 'The tool, 'Google Trends' reveals how Africans use the Internet. Not being a surprise, 'sex' is one of the most searched words in the Internet, but it may come as an embarrassment to many Muslim countries that their citizens are the world's most frequent digital sex searchers; in particular North Africans. But also in sub-Saharan Africa, 'sex' is among the most popular searches.

When it comes to using the Internet to look for sex, North Africans in particular seem to have found a new outlet for societal taboos. The sex search on Google is topped by Pakistan, but closely followed by Egypt. Even homosexuality, which is illegal in most Muslim and African countries, spurs much interest in Muslim Africa.

There is of course also an awareness of the risks of unprotected sex. South Africans by far are those most searching information about 'AIDS', followed by India.'

afrol News, 26 May 2006

Evolution of the Internet: A Study of Web Search Trends. Sex to E Commerce

This article provides an overview of recent research conducted from 1997 to 2003 that explored how people search the Web.

The researchers examined the topics of Web searches; how users search the Web using terms in queries during search sessions; and the diverse types of searches, including medical, sex, e-commerce, multimedia, information. Key findings include changes in search topics since 1997, including a shift from entertainment to e-commerce queries. Further findings show little change in many aspects of Web searching from 1997-2003, including query and search session length.

Spink, A., & Jansen, B.J. (2004). Webology, 1(2), Article 4.
Evolution of the Internet: A Study of Web Search Trends. Sex to E Commerce

The Internet as a Resource for News and Information about Science

The internet is second only to television as a source of science information for most Americans, according to a new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project in collaboration with the Exploratorium.

87% of those surveyed said that they have used the internet to research a scientific topic or concept. And not surprisingly, younger, more wired users say that the internet is their primary source of information, by a 44% to 32% margin over television.

John B. Horrigan, Associate Director. November 20, 2006 Adult Search Engine

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