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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 […]

Talking Points: Pornography and Relationship Damage Research

Posted on December 13, 2013, in Family, Featured, Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal

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Title: Pornography and Relationship Damage Research Results
Publication: Morality In Media
Author: Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D.
Date: 12/13/2013

Adult (>18 years old) exposure to pornographic media is connected with: Greater acceptance of sex before marriage Having more sex partners Rating their partners as less attractive Being less satisfied with their partners sexual performance Greater desire for sex without emotional involvement More sex callousness Trying to get partners to act out scenes from pornographic […]

Viewing Sexually-Explicit Materials Alone or Together: Associations with Relationship Quality (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Family, Relationships, Research

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Title: Viewing Sexually-Explicit Materials Alone or Together: Associations with Relationship Quality
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Amanda M. Maddox, Galena K. Rhoades, and Howard J. Markman
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Abstract This study investigated associations between viewing sexually-explicit material (SEM) and relationship functioning in a random sample of 1291 unmarried individuals in romantic relationships. More men (76.8%) than women (31.6%) reported that they viewed SEM on their own, but nearly half of both men and women reported sometimes viewing SEM with their partner (44.8%). Measures […]

Porn Addiction and Sex Addiction: What’s the Difference? (Opinion)

Posted on April 4, 2013, in Addiction, Marriage, Opinion, Relationships

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Title: Porn Addiction and Sex Addiction: What’s the Difference?
Publication: PsychCentral
Author: Jeff Schultz
Date: 20130403

READ ARTICLE HERE Is there a difference between the person who carries on with one secret sexual affair after another and the person entranced by Internet pornography? Are sexual behaviors like affairs, sex with prostitutes, and anonymous sex a greater risk of harm to an individual or a relationship, or is pornography the greater risk? […]

Watching porn may shut down part of your brain (News)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Brain Science, Relationships, Women

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By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science April 19, 2012 Find original article here: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/04/19/11288958-watching-porn-may-shut-down-part-of-your-brain?threadId=3398777&commentId=64831432&fb_source=message#c64831432 Watching pornography would seem to be a vision-intensive task. But new research finds that looking at erotic movies can actually quiet the part of the brain that processes visual stimuli. Most of the time, watching movies or conducting any other visual task sends […]

More churches offer counseling for sex addiction (News)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Marriage, Relationships, Religion

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Abby Acone Oct 6, 2012 Find original article here: http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/More-churches-offer-counseling-for-sex-addiction-172990681.html It is a staggering number— each year, the U-S porn industry makes $14 billion — and more money than the entire NFL. And as those profits rise, it’s leading to leading to a public health problem that most people don’t want to acknowledge— sex addiction. Action […]

Japan’s love affair with pornography killing “real sex” drive (OPINION)

Posted on August 28, 2012, in Opinion, Relationships, Societal

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Japan Daily Press: http://japandailypress.com/japans-love-affair-with-pornography-killing-real-sex-drive-209572 By Cynthia Ruble August 20, 2012 I had a hunch. Then, I did a search “pornography sexual drive.” Up came articles about how pornography is killing the sex drive of American men. An article in New York Magazine told stories of men who were having dates with porn stars on the […]