The Reality of Pornography Statistics for Women


We tend to think of pornography use or addiction as a male problem. This is based more on cultural perceptions than on facts. The pornography statistics for women reveal a problem that is clearly not just reserved for men. This and my next few posts will highlight pornography statistics for different demographics. Let’s talk about pornography statistics for women today.

Pornography Statistics for Women

Don’t forget the statistics for people besides men


Pornography Statistics for Women

  • 13% of Women admit to accessing pornography at work.
  • 70% of women keep their cyber activities secret.
  • 17% of all women struggle with pornography addiction.
  • Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex, or affairs.
  • Women favor chat rooms 2X more than men.
  • 1 of 3 visitors to all adult web sites are women.
  • 9.4 million women access adult web sites each month.


Let’s talk briefly about some of these statistics:

1 in 10 women are accessing pornography at work. How many don’t admit that they are? This is not much lower than the 2 out of 10 men accessing pornography at work. Furthermore, it is less socially acceptable for a woman (versus a man) to admit to pornography use, particularly at work.

7 in 10 women keep their internet behaviors a secret. Obviously secrecy does not prove that they are viewing porn sites or doing something unhealthy. But it does raise the question of why the need for secrecy for the large majority of women?

Almost 2 out of every 10 women admit that they have a pornography addiction. This is compared to another study that shows 1 out of every 10 adults (male and female) admit to internet sexual addiction. These two statistics suggest that there is a higher rate of internet sexual addiction among women than men. These statistics are taken from the best of various studies out there, so there is some uncertainty still. However, these statistics raise questions and challenge old assumptions.

Women are much more likely to actually act out in real life what they fantasize about during internet activities. This puts female sex addicts at a higher risk for real consequences such as abuse, violence, disease, and unwanted pregnancy.

33% of all visitors to adult websites are women. Again, another statistic showing the significant percentage of this issue that involve women.

We are not talking about a problem that is largely male. If more men do have pornography problems than women, it is not by much. We need to gather a lot more data to get an accurate picture. However, the pornography statistics for women clearly show both sexes need to face this issue.

Want to hear a testimonial from a recovered female pornography addict? Here you go: