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Lumen Christi Commission
Diocese of Allentown
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538

"For decades it was believed that pornography was addictive. Thousands of men attested to their compulsive use of it and how it left their lives unmanageable. However, there was no hard science to back their claims. Fortunately, we now have the neuroscience evidence to show that pornography is just as addictive for men or for women as alcohol or narcotics.

 

Understanding the addictiveness of pornography is like looking at two sides of a coin. On the one side, we have the physical addiction to pornography, and on the other side, we have the emotional addiction. Both need to be addressed when treating pornography addiction."

The Silent Predator

Pornography affects everyone either directly or indirectly

 

Pornography and addiction to porn is destroying current marriages. It is sabotaging future ones. It impacts one’s mental health, one’s relationships, and one’s work and home lives.

Still, there is hope.  The Lumen Christi Commission, along with Integrity Restored, is on the front line battling this disease in our culture and we have created a number of ways you can help us.

However, if we don’t talk about it, the culture can’t change and the darkness wins.

Pornography by the Numbers

  • 13 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone

  • Who uses it? 51% of all Americans

  • Every second: $3,075.64 is spent, 28,258 are viewing, and 372 people type a sexual tern into a search engine

  • 9 out of 10 boys have seen pornography before age 18

  • 6 out of 10 girls have seen pornography before age 18

  • The average age for first exposure is between 8 and 9 years old