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“Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis”

Posted on July 7, 2017, in Men, Physiological, Relationships, Research

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Abstract A classic question in the communication literature is whether pornography consumption affects consumers’ satisfaction. The present paper represents the first attempt to address this question via meta-analysis. Fifty studies collectively including more than 50,000 participants from 10 countries were located across the interpersonal domains of sexual and relational satisfaction and the intrapersonal domains of […]

“Men’s Objectifying Media Consumption, Objectification of Women, and Attitudes Supportive of Violence against Women”

Posted on July 3, 2017, in Men, Research, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: Men’s Objectifying Media Consumption, Objectification of Women, and Attitudes Supportive of Violence against Women
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Wright, Paul J., and Robert S. Tokunaga
Date: 11/19/2015

Abstract A recent White House Council Report on Women and Girls called attention to sexual assault on college campuses and encouraged continued research on this important public health problem. Media that sexually objectify women have been identified by feminist scholars as encouraging of sexual assault, but some researchers question why portrayals that do not feature […]

“Associations between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance among US College Students”

Posted on June 22, 2017, in Men, Relationships, Research, Women

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Title: Associations between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance among US College Students
Publication: Culture, Health, and Sexuality
Author: Willoughby, Brian J., Jason S. Carroll, Larry J. Nelson, and Laura M. Padilla-Walker
Date: 07/14/2014

Abstract Pornography use among emerging adults in the USA has increased in recent decades, as has the acceptance of such consumption. While previous research has linked pornography use to both positive and negative outcomes in emerging adult populations, few studies have investigated how attitudes toward pornography may alter these associations, or how examining pornography use […]

“What Is So Special About Male Adolescent Sexual Offending? A Review and Test of Explanations through Meta-Analysis”

Posted on June 11, 2017, in Men, Research, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: What Is So Special About Male Adolescent Sexual Offending? A Review and Test of Explanations through Meta-Analysis
Publication: Psychological Bulletin
Author: Seto, Michael C., and Martin L. Lalumière
Date: 07/01/2010

Abstract We tested special and general explanations of male adolescent sexual offending by conducting a meta-analysis of 59 independent studies comparing male adolescent sex offenders (n = 3,855) with male adolescent non-sex offenders (n = 13,393) on theoretically derived variables reflecting general delinquency risk factors (antisocial tendencies), childhood abuse, exposure to violence, family problems, interpersonal […]

“Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunctions after Age 40: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors”

Posted on May 17, 2017, in Men, Research, Statistics, Women

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Title: Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunctions after Age 40: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors
Publication: Urology
Author: Nicolosi, Alfredo, Clive Gingell, Dale B. Glasser, Edward O. Laumann,, Edson D. Moreira, Jr., and Anthony Paik
Date: 11/04/2004

Abstract Objectives To assess the importance of sex and the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among middle-aged and older adults throughout the world. Increasing life expectancy has been accompanied by improvements in the health of the middle-aged and elderly, but little is known about how this has affected their sexual experience. Methods Data were collected in […]

“Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?”

Posted on May 9, 2017, in Internet, Marriage, Men, Research

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Title: Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?
Publication: Eastern Economic Journal
Author: Malcolm, Michael, and George Naufal
Date: 04/13/2015

Abstract Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry. Proliferation of the Internet has made pornography an increasingly low-cost substitute. We investigate the effect of Internet usage, and of pornography consumption specifically, on the marital status of young men. We show that increased Internet usage is negatively associated with marriage formation. Pornography […]

“Sexual Excitability and Dysfunctional Coping Determine Cybersex Addiction in Homosexual Males”

Posted on May 4, 2017, in Addiction, Cybersex, Men, Research

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Title: Sexual Excitability and Dysfunctional Coping Determine Cybersex Addiction in Homosexual Males
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Laier, Christian, Matthias Brand, and Jaro Pekal
Date: 10/15/2015

ABSTRACT Cybersex addiction (CA) has been mostly investigated in heterosexual males. Recent findings have demonstrated an association between CA severity and indicators of sexual excitability, and that coping by sexual behaviors mediated the relationship between sexual excitability and CA symptoms. The aim of this study was to test this mediation in a sample of homosexual […]

“Early Sexual Experiences: The Role of Internet Access and Sexually Explicit Material”

Posted on April 30, 2017, in Internet, Men, Research

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Title: Early Sexual Experiences: The Role of Internet Access and Sexually Explicit Material
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Author: Kraus, Shane W., and Brenda Russell
Date: 04/08/2008

ABSTRACT The current study investigated whether viewing X-rated movies, Internet access in the home, and gender of the participant would differ between age of first initiation for oral sex, age of first initiation for sexual intercourse, and number of sexual partners. An online sample of 437 participants with an average age of 29.46 participated in […]

“The Dual Control Model of Sexual Response: Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition for Sexual Function”

Posted on April 22, 2017, in Men, Physiological, Research, Women

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Title: The Dual Control Model of Sexual Response: Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition for Sexual Function
Publication: The Psychophysiology of Sex
Author: Janssen, Erick, and John Bancroft
Date: 04/19/2017

Abstract Purpose of Review The dual control model of sexual response aims to explain sexual behavior and response through two factors, labeled sexual excitation and sexual inhibition. Sexual dysfunctions are common among women and men and pose a threat to the sexual health of both genders. The main objective of this paper was to review […]

“Can Pornography be Addictive? An fMRI Study of Men Seeking Treatment for Problematic Pornography Use”

Posted on April 3, 2017, in Addiction, Brain Science, Men, Research

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Title: Can Pornography be Addictive? An fMRI Study of Men Seeking Treatment for Problematic Pornography Use
Publication: Neuropsychopharmacology
Author: Gola, Mateusz, Bartosz Kossowski, Scott Makeig, Artur Marchewka, Marc N. Potenza, Guillaume Sescousse, Michał Lew-Starowicz, Małgorzata Wordecha, and Marek Wypych
Date: 01/30/2017

Abstract Pornography consumption is highly prevalent, particularly among young adult males. For some individuals, problematic pornography use (PPU) is a reason for seeking treatment. Despite the pervasiveness of pornography, PPU appears under-investigated, including with respect to the underlying neural mechanisms. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we examined ventral striatal responses to erotic and monetary […]