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“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 […]

“Cyberpornography: Time Use, Perceived Addiction, Sexual Functioning, and Sexual Satisfaction”

Posted on March 3, 2017, in Addiction, Psychological, Research, Statistics

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Title: Cyberpornography: Time Use, Perceived Addiction, Sexual Functioning, and Sexual Satisfaction
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Blais-Lecours, Sarah, Natacha Godbout, Stéphane Sabourin, and Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel
Date: 11/01/2016

ABSTRACT Using pornography through the Internet is now a common activity even if associated sexual outcomes, including sexual satisfaction, are highly variable. The present study tested a two-step sequential mediation model whereby cyberpornography time use is related to sexual satisfaction through the association with, in a first step, perceived addiction to cyberpornography (i.e., perceived compulsivity, […]

Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals

Posted on March 1, 2017, in Addiction, Physiological, Psychological, Research

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Title: Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals
Publication: European Addiction Research
Author: Albery, Ian P., Dan Frings, Cassandra Hogan, Henry Lee Johnson, Jessica Lowry, and Antony C. Moss
Date: 10/01/2016

Abstract Background/Aims: If sexual compulsivity and other addictive behaviours share common aetiology, contemporary proposals about the role of attentional processes in understanding addictive behaviours are relevant. Methods: To examine attentional biases for sex-related words among sexually active individuals and the relationship between sexual compulsivity and sexual behavioural engagement with attentional bias, 55 sexually active individuals […]

“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 […]