The Internet is for Porn


By web gangsta | Published:

Admit it – you’ve looked at naked people online, even if it was only accidentally.

And there are some of you who purposefully go out of your way to look for online porn photos.  It’s okay, we won’t report you — looking at naked adults of consenting age and profession is perfectly healthy… or so we’ve been told by the collegiate Human Sexuality 101 class we took a few years ago.

But it seems that everywhere you look online, you have to be wary of running across Yet Another Porn Site.  Heck, just turn off Google Safesearch while viewing image search results, and you’ll be inundated with naked bodies across your screen no matter what your original search term happened to be.

Which brings up one question that Web Watch was asked recently:

Avenue Q: The Internet is for Porn
The Internet is for Porn

Exactly how much online pornography is there?”

Well, would you accept the answer of “a lot”?   No?  Okay – let’s take a look at some of the technical details that have been dug up:

  • The largest porn site has three times the page view traffic of CNN or ESPN
  • The average time spent on a news website is between three and six minutes.  The average amount of time spent on a porn website is between 15 and 20 minutes.
  • The 2nd most popular porn website serves up about 4000 pages every second

Here’s the kicker:

Based on estimates provided, just one of these major porn websites accounts for about 2% of the Internet’s total traffic.  If that figure is extrapolated out, the writers of the linked article believe that 30% of all Internet traffic consists just of porn or porn-related material.

30%.

Yeah, and you’re going to tell us that you’re NOT the one looking at porn?   If not you, then who?