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  • Among 932 sex addicts, 90% of the men and 77% of the women reported pornography as significant to their addictions.  The study also revealed that two common elements in the early etiology of sexually addictive behavior are childhood sexual abuse and frequent pornography accompanied by masturbation. (Patrick Carnes, Don't Call it Love: Recovery from Sexual Addictions, (1991).)
  • Research gathered over the past few decades demonstrates that pornography contributes to sexual assault, including rape and the molestation of children. (See S. Rep. No. 102-372, 102nd Cong., 2nd Sess. 23) (Aug. 12, 1992) (Pornography Victims Compensation Act of 1992, Senate Comm. on the Judiciary).
  • Child molesters often use pornography to seduce their prey, to lower the inhibitions of the victim, and to serve as an instruction manual. - W.L. Marshall, Ph.D., Pornography and Sexual Offenders , in PORNOGRAPHY: RESEARCH ADVANCES AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS 189 (D. Zillmann & J. Bryant eds., 1989).
  • Of 36 serial sex murderers interviewed by the FBI in 1985, 81% admitted using  pornography.  -- Victor Cline, Ph.D. in Pornography Effects: Empirical & Clinical Evidence, pg. 19.
  • 87% of girl child molesters and 77% of boy child molesters studied admitted to  regular use of hard-core pornography. -- 1983 A Report on the Use of Pornography by Sexual Offenders by Dr. William Marshall, Ottawa, Canada for the Federal Department of Justice.
  • One in three American girls and one in seven boys will be sexually molested by age  18.  July 1993 article by David Finkelhor, Answeres to Important Questions about the Scope &  Nature of Child Sexual Abuse, pg. 8. -- 

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