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The Associations Between Adolescents’ Consumption of Pornography and Music Videos and Their Sexting Behavior


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Title: The Associations Between Adolescents’ Consumption of Pornography and Music Videos and Their Sexting Behavior
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Joris Van Ouytsel, Koen Ponnet, and Michel Walrave
Date: 12/01/2014

ABSTRACT Several scholars have argued that adolescents’ sexting behavior might be influenced by their media use. However, to date, empirical evidence of the link between media socialization and engagement in sexting behavior remains scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether music video and pornography consumption are able to predict a range of sexting behaviors among […]

Internet porn is an experiment in dehumanization (The LA Times)


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Title: Internet porn is an experiment in dehumanization
Publication: The Los Angeles Times
Author: David Horsey
Date: 12/15/2014

You do not have to be a prude to worry about porn. Thanks to the Internet, Americans have been pushed, unwittingly, into a vast social experiment testing whether unfettered access to the most freakish and foul pornography will warp sexual relations for generations to come. The days of boys sneaking peeks at Playboy on a […]

How Porn Affects Men’s Relationships, Sexually and Emotionally


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Title: Pornography and the Male Sexual Script: An Analysis of Consumption and Sexual Relations
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Chyng Sun, Ana Bridges, Jennifer Johnson, Matt Ezzell
Date: 12/03/2014

Abstract Pornography has become a primary source of sexual education. At the same time, mainstream commercial pornography has coalesced around a relatively homogenous script involving violence and female degradation. Yet, little work has been done exploring the associations between pornography and dyadic sexual encounters: What role does pornography play inside real-world sexual encounters between a man […]

The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of misogynistic sex


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Title: The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of misogynistic sex
Publication: The Independent
Author: Janey Stephenson
Date: 10/28/2014

There is concern in the UK over young people’s access to pornography: some want to block it, some want to see more vigilant age restrictions. Either way, the relationship that teenagers have with porn is rarely discussed with the nuance and patience it deserves. Today’s twenty-somethings are our lab rats: the first generation to go through puberty […]

Fears growing trend of young men accessing ‘violent’ pornography online could lead to a rise in sexual crimes (The Daily Mail)

Posted on October 14, 2014, in Children, Internet, News, Relationships, Societal, Teens

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Title: Fears growing trend of young men accessing 'violent' pornography online could lead to a rise in sexual crimes
Publication: The Daily Mail
Author: Freya Noble, Daily Mail Australia
Date: 10/14/2014

Concerns are growing about young men choosing to access to violent pornography NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch warned this was linked to more violent sexual crimes White Ribbon CEO Libby Davies said the group’s research found more men were searching for violent porn Ms Davies said this was affecting young people’s ability to form normal […]

Fiction or Not? Fifty Shades is Associated with Health Risks in Adolescent and Young Adult Females


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Title: Fiction or Not? Fifty Shades is Associated with Health Risks in Adolescent and Young Adult Females
Publication: Journal of Women's Health (Volume 23, Number 9)
Author: Amy E. Bonomi, Julianna M. Nemeth, Lauren E. Altenburger, Melissa L. Anderson, Anastasia Snyder, Irma Dotto
Date: 08/21/2014

Background No prior study has empirically characterized the association between health risks and reading popular fiction depicting violence against women. Fifty Shades—a blockbuster fiction series—depicts pervasive violence against women, perpetuating a broader social narrative that normalizes these types of risks and behaviors in women’s lives. The present study characterized the association between health risks in women […]

Anal heterosex among young people and implications for health promotion: a qualitative study in the UK

Posted on August 19, 2014, in Men, Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal, Teens, Women

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Title: Anal heterosex among young people and implications for health promotion: a qualitative study in the UK
Publication: BMJ Open
Author: Cicely Marston, Ruth Lewis
Date: 07/18/2014

Abstract Objective To explore expectations, experiences and circumstances of anal sex among young people. Design Qualitative, longitudinal study using individual and group interviews. Participants 130 men and women aged 16–18 from diverse social backgrounds. Setting 3 contrasting sites in England (London, a northern industrial city, rural southwest). Results Anal heterosex often appeared to be painful, […]

‘‘Double Crap!’’ Abuse and Harmed Identity in Fifty Shades of Grey

Posted on July 25, 2014, in Men, Relationships, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: “Double Crap!” Abuse and Harmed Identity in Fifty Shades of Grey
Publication: Journal of Women's Health, Volume: 22 Issue 9
Author: Amy E. Bonomi, Lauren E. Altenburger, and Nicole L. Walton
Date: 09/05/2013

Background: While intimate partner violence (IPV) affects 25% of women and impairs health, current societal conditions—including the normalization of abuse in popular culture such as novels, film, and music—create the context to support such violence. Fifty Shades of Grey, a best-selling novel, depicts a ‘‘romantic’’ and ‘‘erotic’’ relationship involving 28-year-old megamillionaire, Christian Grey, and a 22-year-old college student, […]

Is Male Porn Use Ruining Sex?

Posted on January 22, 2014, in Cybersex, Family, Internet, Marriage, Men, Opinion, Relationships, Research

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Title: Is Male Porn Use Ruining Sex?
Publication: Psychology Today
Author: Robert Weiss
Date: 01/20/2014

Are men becoming totally out of sync with real-world romantic relationships? Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of all websites are porn-related, 25 percent of all search engine requests are sex-related, and 35 percent of all Internet downloads are pornographic, so porn is pretty darn ubiquitous. And these numbers don’t even count all the […]

Violence, Teenagers, and Gonzo Porn (Opinion)

Posted on January 14, 2014, in Men, Opinion, Relationships, Societal, STD, Teens

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Title: Violence, Teenagers, and Gonzo Porn
Publication: Bad Housekeeping
Author: Clara Bennathan
Date: 01/08/2014

This article was written by a 17-year-old student. The porn industry is the primary source of sex ed for the boys who will grow up to be the decision-makers, thinkers, writers, husbands and fathers of tomorrow. A brief overview of what they are being taught/brainwashed to believe; That it is their birthright as males to […]