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Title: "Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking"
Publication: Journal of interpersonal violence
Author: Farley, Melissa, et al.
Abstract We investigated attitudes and behaviors associated with prostitution and sexual aggression among 101 men who buy sex and 101 age-, education-, and ethnicity-matched men who did not buy sex. Both groups tended to accept rape myths, be aware of harms of prostitution and trafficking, express ambivalence about the nature of prostitution, and believe that […]
Title: "The Effects of Viewing R-rated Movie Scenes That Objectify Women on Perceptions of Date Rape"
Publication: Sex Roles 43.9-10
Author: Milburn, Michael A., Roxanne Mather, and Sheree D. Conrad
Abstract The contribution of sexualized images of women in the media to rape and beliefs that support rape has been the subject of considerable research. The present study tested the effects of viewing scenes from R-rated popular films on perceptions of female responsibility for and enjoyment of either a date rape or a stranger rape, […]
“Linking Male Use of the Sex Industry to Controlling Behaviors in Violent Relationships: An Exploratory Analysis”
Title: "Linking Male Use of the Sex Industry to Controlling Behaviors in Violent Relationships: An Exploratory Analysis"
Publication: Violence Against Women 14.4
Author: Simmons, Catherine A., Peter Lehmann, and Shannon Collier-Tenison
Abstract In an attempt to better understand the relationship between male use of the sex industry (i.e., pornography and strip clubs) and interpersonal violence (IPV), 2,135 female residents of an IPV shelter were surveyed regarding their batterer’s use of both the sex industry and controlling behaviors in their relationship. Findings indicate that male domestic violence […]
“One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man–Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice”
Title: "One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man--Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice"
Publication: The journal of sexual medicine 10.7
Author: Capogrosso, Paolo, et al.
Abstract Introduction Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common complaint in men over 40 years of age, and prevalence rates increase throughout the aging period. Prevalence and risk factors of ED among young men have been scantly analyzed. Aim Assessing sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of young men (defined as ≤40 years) seeking first medical help for […]
“X-Rated: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with U.S. Early Adolescents’ Exposure to Sexually Explicit Media”
Title: "X-Rated: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with U.S. Early Adolescents' Exposure to Sexually Explicit Media"
Publication: Communication Research 36.1
Author: Brown, Jane D., and Kelly L. L'Engle.
Abstract Correlates of use and subsequent sexual attitudes and behaviors predicted by exposure to sexually explicit content (i.e., pornography and erotica) in adult magazines, X-rated movies, and the Internet were examined in a prospective survey of a diverse sample of early adolescents (average age at baseline = 13.6 years; N = 967). Two-thirds (66%) of […]
“Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents”
Title: "Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents"
Publication: The journal of sexual medicine 11.3
Author: O'Sullivan, Lucia F., et al.
Abstract Introduction Little is known about problems in sexual functioning among young people, despite the high rates found in adult samples. It is unclear which problems are most prevalent or how common sexual distress is for young people experiencing problems. Aims This study aims to assess the prevalence, range, and correlates of sexual problems and […]
Title: "Erectile Dysfunction, Boredom, and Hypersexuality among Couple Men from Two European Countries"
Publication: The Journal of Sexual Medicine 12.11
Author: Klein, Verena, et al.
Abstract Introduction Much of the research on the association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and possible clinical relevant hypersexuality up to now has been only descriptive in nature. Aim The present study aimed to explore the relationships among hypersexuality, ED, and sexual boredom in a sample of coupled community men. Methods An Internet-based survey was conducted […]
“University Males’ Sexual Interest in Children: Predicting Potential Indices Of ‘Pedophilia’ In a Nonforensic Sample”
Title: "University Males' Sexual Interest in Children: Predicting Potential Indices Of 'Pedophilia' In a Nonforensic Sample"
Publication: Child Abuse & Neglect 13.1
Author: Briere, John, and Marsha Runtz.
Abstract A survey was administered to 193 male undergraduate students regarding their sexual interest in children, as well as their responses to a number of questions theoretically relevant to pedophilia. In total, 21% of subjects reported sexual attraction to some small children, 9% described sexual fantasies involving children, 5% admitted to having masturbated to such […]
“Acting Like a Tough Guy: Violent-Sexist Video Games, Identification with Game Characters, Masculine Beliefs, & Empathy for Female Violence Victims”
Title: "Acting Like a Tough Guy: Violent-Sexist Video Games, Identification with Game Characters, Masculine Beliefs, & Empathy for Female Violence Victims"
Publication: PLoS one
Author: Gabbiadini, Alessandro, et al.
Abstract Empathy—putting oneself in another’s shoes—has been described as the “social glue” that holds society together. This study investigates how exposure to sexist video games can decrease empathy for female violence victims. We hypothesized that playing violent-sexist video games would increase endorsement of masculine beliefs, especially among participants who highly identify with dominant and aggressive […]
Title: "A Comparison of the Male Customers of Female Street Prostitutes with National Samples of Men"
Publication: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Author: Monto, Martin A., et al.
Abstract Previous research on customers of prostitutes has relied on small samples and qualitative interviews. Conceptions of customers have tended toward either the “every man” perspective, which implies customers are no different than other men, or the “peculiar man” perspective, which implies customers are characterized by stark differences or psychological inadequacies. This study compares a […]