Hi. I’m Scott St. Onge. I help men be better husbands and dads through sexual integrity, with a focus on the traps of pornography. Many of the men I visit with testify to the addictive power of the stuff, and want out.
The statistics on pornography use are staggering:
• 60% of all web-site visits are sexual in nature. (MSNBC/Standford/Duquesne Study, Washington Times, 1/26/2000)
• The largest group of viewers of Internet porn are children/youth between the ages 12 and 17. (Family Safe Media, December 15, 2005)
• According to a New Zealand Internal Affairs study, the largest single age group viewing child pornography is narrowed to young people aged 15 to 19.
• The two largest individual buyers of bandwidth are U.S. firms in the adult online industry (National Research Council Report, 3-1, 2002).
these and more stats are found here
• 55% of pastors admitted to visiting a pornographic site (MindArmor Training Tools)
• 57% of pastors say that addiction to pornography is the most sexually damaging issue to their congregation (MindArmor Training Tools)
• By 2015, mobile adult content and services are expected to reach $2.8 billion per year, mobile adult subscriptions will reach nearly $1 billion, and mobile adult video consumption on tablets will triple (http://www.covenanteyes.com/pornstats/).
What about me?
Like most guys, I grew up exposed to porn. I discovered it, as a kid, right at home. Porn opened up quite a fascinating world to me. It was a boy’s gold mine. My opinion, looking back, is that porn is too much for a young mind to handle. Aside from my moral objections to it, I don’t believe a developing mind is equipped to handle that type of (overwhelming) stimulation. Nor an adult for that matter. Research shows pornography use can lead to erectile dysfunction and the “dumbing down” of the senses as compared to those experienced by normal sexual experiences.
I pass on ideas to help those who want help, especially those who feel that they are not the man they need to be because of this hook in their lives.
Good day to you! In the words of Ronnie James Dio, “Don’t live for pleasure; make life your treasure.”