The number one search term used on search engine sites is “sex.” Users searched for “sex” more than other terms, such as “games, travel, music, jokes, cars, weather, health,” and “jobs” combined. “Pornography/porno/porn” was the fourth-most searched for subject. Also falling within the top 20 search terms were “nude” (including “nudes”), “xxx, playboy,” and “erotic stories” (including “erotica”).33
According to a survey published in the Journal of the American Psychological Association, 86% of men are likely to click on Internet sex sites if given the opportunity.34
In 2000, as many as 25 million Americans spent 1 to 10 hours per week viewing Internet pornography, and as many as 4.7 million spent over 11 hours per week viewing Internet pornography.35
A 2001 Forrester Research report claimed the average age of a male visitor to an adult web page is 41 and has an annual income of $60,000. According to the same report, 19% of North American users were regular visitors to adult content sites. Of that 19%, approximately 25% were women, 46% were married, and 33% had children.36
In August 2003, an estimated 34 million people visited adult entertainment sites—about 25% of Internet users in the U.S. In September 2003, more than 32 million unique individuals visited a porn site. Nearly 22.8 million of them were male (71%), while 9.4 million adult site visitors were female (29%).37
According to comScore Media Metrix:

71.9 million visits were made to adult sites in August 2005, reaching 42.7 percent of the Internet audience.

63.4 million unique visits were made to adult websites in December of 2005, reaching 37.2% of the Internet audience.
33 Geoff Nicholson. Alexa Research, 14 Feb. 2009. Qtd in “Web Surfers Prefer sex over MP3!” <>,.23 March 2001. Web. 24 Nov. 2009. <;.
34 Mark Kastleman. The Drug of the New Millennium, August 2001, pg. 3, Granite Pub. Co., Columbus, NC.
35 MSNBC/Stanford/Duquesne Study, 26 Jan. 2000. Qtd. in U.S Senate Hearing. “Keeping Children Safe from Internet Predators.” Subcommittee on Children and Families, 28 March 2000. Ppt. by Donna Rice Hughes. Web. 24 Nov. 2009. <;.
36 Free Speech Coalition. “White Paper: Report on the Adult Entertainment Industry,” 2005, Docstat. Web. 23 Nov. 2009. <;.
37 Nielsen/Net Ratings, 2003. Qtd. in “Internet Pornography Statistics,” My Kids Browser. Web. 24 Nov. 2009. <;.

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