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“Exposure to Internet Pornography among Children and Adolescents: A National Survey”

Posted on July 12, 2017, in Internet, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: Exposure to Internet Pornography among Children and Adolescents: A National Survey
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Author: Ybarra, Michele L., and Kimberly Mitchell
Date: 10/18/2005

ABSTRACT Estimates suggest that up to 90% or more youth between 12 and 18 years have access to the Internet. Concern has been raised that this increased accessibility may lead to a rise in pornography seeking among children and adolescents, with potentially serious ramifications for child and adolescent sexual development. Using data from the Youth […]

“Associative Pathways between Pornography Consumption and Reduced Sexual Satisfaction”

Posted on July 7, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: Associative Pathways between Pornography Consumption and Reduced Sexual Satisfaction
Publication: Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Author: Wright, Paul J., Chyng Sun, Nicola J. Steffen, and Robert S. Tokunaga
Date: 05/09/2017

ABSTRACT Social and clinical psychologists are increasingly examining the influence of pornography on sexual health outcomes. An important sexual health outcome that some scholars have suggested is influenced by pornography is sexual satisfaction. Guided by sexual script theory, social comparison theory, and informed by prior research on pornography, socialization, and sexual satisfaction, the present survey […]

“A Longitudinal Analysis of US Adults’ Pornography Exposure. Sexual Socialization, Selective Exposure, and the Moderating Role of Unhappiness”

Posted on June 29, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: A Longitudinal Analysis of US Adults’ Pornography Exposure. Sexual Socialization, Selective Exposure, and the Moderating Role of Unhappiness
Publication: Journal of Media Psychology
Author: Wright, Paul J
Date: 08/31/2012

Abstract Several studies have explored whether pornography exposure is associated with a casual approach to sex. Much of this research, however, has been cross-sectional, has assessed only straightforward exposure–casual sex associations, and has employed convenience samples of adolescents. This study employed nationally representative longitudinal data from the General Social Survey to explore whether casual sex […]

“Does Deviant Pornography Use Follow a Guttman-like Progression”

Posted on June 7, 2017, in Child Pornography, Psychological, Research

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Title: Does Deviant Pornography Use Follow a Guttman-like Progression
Publication: Computers in Human Behavior
Author: Seigfried-Spellar, Kathryn C., and Marcus K. Rogers
Date: 09/01/2013

Abstract This study investigated whether deviant pornography use followed a Guttman-like progression in that a person transitions from being a nondeviant to deviant pornography user. In order to observe this progression, 630 respondents from Survey Sampling International’s (SSI) panel Internet sample completed an online survey assessing adult-only, bestiality, and child pornography consumption. Respondents’ “age of […]

“Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Prefrontal and Limbic Volume and Interactions”

Posted on June 4, 2017, in Brain Science, Psychological, Research

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Title: Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Prefrontal and Limbic Volume and Interactions
Publication: Human Brain Mapping
Author: Schmidt, Casper, Thaddeus Birchard, Paula Hall, Timo L. Kvamme, Laurel S. Morris, and Valerie Voon
Date: 10/26/2016

Abstract Background Compulsive sexual behaviors (CSB) are relatively common and associated with significant personal and social dysfunction. The underlying neurobiology is still poorly understood. The present study examines brain volumes and resting state functional connectivity in CSB compared with matched healthy volunteers (HV). Methods Structural MRI (MPRAGE) data were collected in 92 subjects (23 CSB […]

“Older Adolescents’ Positive Attitudes toward Younger Adolescents as Sexual Partners”

Posted on April 16, 2017, in Child Pornography, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: Older Adolescents’ Positive Attitudes toward Younger Adolescents as Sexual Partners
Publication: Adolescence
Author: Henga, Kritinn, Svein Mossige, and Lars Wichstrom
Date: 02/01/2004

Abstract The prevalence of older adolescents’ positive attitudes toward younger sexual partners was investigated through three measures of self-reported hypothetical likelihood of having sex with preadolescents and younger adolescents (LSA), using a school-based cluster sample of 710 Norwegian 18- to 19-year-olds attending nonvocational high schools in Oslo. Some likelihood of having sex with a preadolescent […]

“Effects of Fraternity Men’s Pornography Use on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault”

Posted on March 26, 2017, in Men, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: Effects of Fraternity Men’s Pornography Use on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault
Publication: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention
Author: Foubert, John D., R. Sean Bannon, and Matthew W. Brosi
Date: 11/28/2011

Abstract: College men’s exposure to pornography is nearly universal, with growing viewing rates nationwide. Substantial research documents the harmful effects of mainstream, sadomasochistic, and rape pornography on men’s attitudes and behavior related to sexual assault. The present study surveyed 62% of the fraternity population at a Midwestern public university on their pornography viewing habits, bystander […]

“Effect of Soft-Core Pornography on Female Sexuality”

Posted on March 21, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Women

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Title: Effect of Soft-Core Pornography on Female Sexuality
Publication: Human Andrology
Author: El-Rahman, Abd, Hanaa H. Bayomy, and Eman M. Sanad
Date: 06/01/2016

Abstract: Background: In the Arab world, consumption of soft-core pornography has increased in recent years. This type of pornography can motivate sexual behaviors that can affect health either positively or negatively. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of soft-core pornography on female sexuality and to assess its effect on female […]

“Exposure to Sexual Stimuli Induces Greater Discounting Leading to Increased Involvement in Cyber Delinquency Among Men”

Posted on March 10, 2017, in Men, Psychological, Research

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Title: Exposure to Sexual Stimuli Induces Greater Discounting Leading to Increased Involvement in Cyber Delinquency Among Men
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Cheng, Wen and Wen-Bin Chiou
Date: 06/16/2017

ABSTRACT People frequently encounter sexual stimuli during Internet use. Research has shown that stimuli inducing sexual motivation can lead to greater impulsivity in men, as manifested in greater temporal discounting (i.e., a tendency to prefer smaller, immediate gains to larger, future ones). Extant findings in crime research suggest that delinquents tend to focus on short-term […]

“Pornography Use and Loneliness: A Bidirectional Recursive Model and Pilot Investigation”

Posted on March 8, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: Pornography Use and Loneliness: A Bidirectional Recursive Model and Pilot Investigation
Publication: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Author: Butler, Mark H., Thomas W. Draper, Nathan D. Leonhardt, Samuel A. Pereyra, and Kevin B. Skinner
Date: 04/27/2017

ABSTRACT Sexuality is presumptively and observably a powerful core element of the human pair-bond relationship. Technological advances of the last half-century have made media a dominant cultural and developmental presence, including scripting sexual relationship attitudes and behavior. Theoretically and empirically, we examine loneliness as it relates to pornography use in terms of pornography’s relational scripting […]