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“Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Violent Nonsexual Offenders, and Status Offenders”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Family, Psychological, Research, Self-Image, Teens

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Title: "Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Violent Nonsexual Offenders, and Status Offenders"
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence 10.1
Author: Ford, Michelle E., and Jean Ann Linney
Date: 03/10/1995

Abstract Juvenile sexual offenders, violent nonsexual offenders, and status offenders were compared using psychometric instruments to assess intrafamily violence, quality of offender social skills, interpersonal relationships, and self-concept. Self-report and record data were gathered on family history, education, behavior problems, criminal history, history of abuse, exposure to pornography, and early childhood memories. Juvenile child molesters […]

“Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Studies”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Children, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Studies"
Publication: Psychological bulletin 113.1
Author: Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A., Linda M. Williams, and David Finkelhor
Date: 01/09/1993

Abstract A review of 45 studies clearly demonstrates that sexually abused children have more symptoms than nonabused children, with abuse accounting for 15–45% of the variance. Fears, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, and poor self-esteem occurred most frequently among a long list of symptoms noted, but no one symptom characterized a majority […]

Adolescents’ Sexual Media Use and Willingness to Engage in Casual Sex: Differential Relations and Underlying Processes

Posted on November 22, 2016, in Internet, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: Adolescents' Sexual Media Use and Willingness to Engage in Casual Sex: Differential Relations and Underlying Processes
Publication: Human Communication Research
Author: Oosten, Johanna MF, Jochen Peter, and Laura Vandenbosch
Date: 10/20/2016

Abstract The present study investigated the relationship between different types of sexual media use (i.e., sexually explicit internet material, sexually oriented reality TV, and sexy self-presentations on social network sites) and adolescents’ willingness to engage in casual sex, as well as underlying sociocognitive processes of this relationship. Drawing on a longitudinal three-wave panel study among […]

“Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal

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Title: "Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality"
Publication: Beacon Press
Author: Dines, Gail
Date: 04/26/2011

Book Synopsis Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. And, as Gail Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into […]

“Comparing Sex Buyers with Mex Who Don’t Buy Sex: ‘You can have a good time with the servitude’ vs. ‘You’re supporting a system of degradation'”


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Title: "Comparing Sex Buyers with Mex Who Don't Buy Sex: 'You can have a good time with the servitude' vs. 'You're supporting a system of degradation'"
Publication: Prostitution Research & Education
Author: Farley, M., et al.
Date: 07/15/2011

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS This study compared 101 men who buy sex with 100 men who did not buy sex. The men who participated in this study were matched in terms of age, ethnicity, and education level. Most had a wife or girlfriend at the time of the study. Sex buyers had many more […]

“Exposure to X-Rated Movies and Adolescent’s Sexual and Contraceptive-Related Attitudes and Behaviors”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Psychological, Research, Statistics, Teens

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Title: "Exposure to X-Rated Movies and Adolescent's Sexual and Contraceptive-Related Attitudes and Behaviors"
Publication: Pediatrics 107.5
Author: Wingood, Gina M., et al.
Date: 12/07/2000

Abstract Objectives. To examine the association between exposure to X-rated movies and teens’ contraceptive attitudes and behaviors. Methods. Black females, 14 to 18 years old (n = 522) were recruited from adolescent medicine clinics, health departments, and school health clinics. Results. Exposure to X-rated movies was reported by 29.7% of adolescents. Exposure to X-rated movies […]

“Excessive Video Game Use, Sleep Deprivation, and Poor Working Performance Among U.S. Marines Treateed in a Military Mental Health Clinic: A Case Study”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Military, Personal Experiences, Psychological, Research

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Title: "Excessive Video Game Use, Sleep Deprivation, and Poor Working Performance Among U.S. Marines Treateed in a Military Mental Health Clinic: A Case Study"
Publication: Military medicine 180.7
Author: Eickhoff, Erin, et al.
Date: 07/07/2015

ABSTRACT Excessive use of video games may be associated with sleep deprivation, resulting in poor job performance and atypical mood disorders. Three active duty service members in the U.S. Marine Corps were offered mental health evaluation for sleep disturbance and symptoms of blunted affect, low mood, poor concentration, inability to focus, irritability, and drowsiness. All […]

“Methamphetamine Acts on Subpopulations of Neurons Regulating Sexual Behavior in Male Rats”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Addiction, Brain Science, Psychological, Research

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Title: "Methamphetamine Acts on Subpopulations of Neurons Regulating Sexual Behavior in Male Rats"
Publication: Neuroscience 166.3
Author: Frohmader, Karla S., et al.
Date: 03/31/2010

Abstract Methamphetamine (Meth) is a highly addictive stimulant. Meth abuse is commonly associated with the practice of sexual risk behavior and increased prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Meth users report heightened sexual desire, arousal, and sexual pleasure. The biological basis for this drug-sex nexus is unknown. The current study demonstrates that Meth administration in […]

“The Effects of Viewing R-rated Movie Scenes That Objectify Women on Perceptions of Date Rape”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Men, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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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
Date: 11/15/2010

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, […]

“Patient Characteristics by Type of Hypersexuality Referral: A Quantitative Chart Review of 115 Consecutive Male Cases”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Addiction, Physiological, Psychological, Research

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Title: "Patient Characteristics by Type of Hypersexuality Referral: A Quantitative Chart Review of 115 Consecutive Male Cases"
Publication: Journal of sex & marital therapy 41.6
Author: Sutton, Katherine S., et al.
Date: 09/02/2014

Abstract Hypersexuality remains an increasingly common but poorly understood patient complaint. Despite diversity in clinical presentations of patients referred for hypersexuality, the literature has maintained treatment approaches that are assumed to apply to the entire phenomenon. This approach has proven ineffective, despite its application over several decades. The present study used quantitative methods to examine […]