COIMBATORE: Watching porn videos has become an addiction among students, and it leads them to violent and vulgar sexual behaviour, says the result of a survey conducted by ‘Rescue’, a social organisation, at a press conference held here on Friday.
“Seventy percent of boys of age group between 18 to 21 years watch four hours of sex videos per week, including child porn and rape. Porn addiction is epidemic even in rural areas, and is the latest bad drug, more addictive than cocaine. Thirty-one percent of college students watch violent porn, rape and gang rape videos. At an average, they watch 17 rape videos per week, which means that 6,700 new students start watching rape videos in Coimbatore each year through the Internet,” said Abishek Clifford, CEO, Rescue.
Abishek also said that in the survey, 93 percent of students said that porn is a progressive addiction just like drugs. Satisfaction is lost for normal porn, and so after a few years the desire comes automatically to view school girl porn and violent porn (rape) videos. Eighty-six percent said watching porn leads to promiscuity.
The survey result also states that during their course of degree studies, 31 percent of male students who watch rape videos will each see a total of 2,700 rapes on their mobiles or digital devices. Fifty-four percent of students said that watching rape videos triggers in them the desire to actually commit rape.
“Even if only 10 percent of them put this desire into action, it means we are training 360 new rapists a year in Coimbatore through Internet porn. We can no longer deny the link between watching rape and porn videos and reaping an ever increasing harvest of violent rape and abuse in India. The reason why violence in rapes are increasing and the average age of the rapist is decreasing, is now obvious. Since it is illegal to advertise cigarettes and alcohol, why are we allowing the advertising of child molestation? If we want to reduce rapes, we must stop sex videos being viewed en mass in India through the Internet,” added Abhishek Clifford.