Watching porn could lead to rapes, reveals study

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | GURURAJ A PANIYADI
Published Mar 9, 2016, 6:27 am IST
Updated Mar 9, 2016, 9:53 pm IST
Survey included 3,500 students of 183 colleges of eight districts.
The survey findings were released at a programme organised at Besant Evening College in Mangaluru during Women’s day on Tuesday. (Representational Image)
 The survey findings were released at a programme organised at Besant Evening College in Mangaluru during Women’s day on Tuesday. (Representational Image)

Mangaluru: In a shocking finding, a survey conducted by an NGO has revealed that watching porn could lead to rapes! The report is based on the survey conducted by Rescue Research and Training Charity Trust- an NGO. The survey covered 3,500 students between the age of 16 and 21 of 183 colleges of about 8 districts in the state.

The survey findings were released at a programme organised at Besant Evening College in Mangaluru during Women’s day on Tuesday. “During the survey, about 76 per cent of the respondents agreed that porn leads towards desire to rape.

 

The concerning issue is that even if 10 per cent of the porn watchers actually desire to rape, then 13,000 new rapists are born every year in the state. How can we claim there is no link between porn and rape? If not porn then what is increasing rape?” said Rescue CEO Abhishek Clifford.

The study states that 83 per cent students felt that watching porn leads to sexual activities and about 74 per cent said that it would attract them to visit prostitutes. Porn has attracted not only boys but even girls.

The data states that 30 per cent girl students pursuing graduation watch porn on an average for 5 hours a week, but among the boys it was 7 hours a week. The period of watching porn increased in the later years.  

Among the students 30 per cent watch rape and gangrape videos. They watch 19 such videos in a week. As per the study, every year 1,70,000 new students start watching rape clippings.

The study also revealed that attraction towards teen porn contents was high. It noted that 33 per cent are attracted by teen porn. Abhishekh noted that many teenage girls were getting kidnapped for shooting teen pornography and growing demand is said to be the main reason for this.

Porn videos make about 20 per cent of students go to prostitutes demanding teenage girls. Abhishek demanded the government to block violent and teen porn.

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