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Porn University – Findings From a New Survey

Last Updated: April 15, 2015


Michael Leahy’s Porn University is out
and it includes some interesting statistics about sexual attitudes and experiences among college students.

An impressive number of students took his survey—almost 29,000. About 84% were undergrads, and the remainder was post-grads, faculty, administration or others. Many schools had impressively large numbers of surveys completed: Purdue University, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California at Davis, and University of Southern California each had over 1,000 people take the survey.

Here were some of the findings:

  • 42% of all students first saw porn before their teenage years (before the age of 12).
  • 11% of male students spend 5-20 hours a week online for Internet sex.
  • About a third of male students say they don’t spend any time online for Internet sex.
  • 20% of women said they regularly read romance novels, sexually explicit magazines, or regularly visited sexually explicit websites or chat rooms.

There are a number of other stats in Porn University dealing with issues of sexual abuse, emotional and physical abuse in relationships, sexual fantasies, social stigmas, shame, and many other subjects.

Also read: “Porn 101: College Campuses Using Porn in the Classroom”

  1. Just came across your blog (because you came across mine and were kind enough to comment). Timely subject (sexual purity in a sex-saturated world) and very needful. Keep up the good work.

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