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“Does Viewing Pornography Reduce Marital Quality Over Time? Evidence from Longitudinal Data”

Posted on May 22, 2017, in Marriage, Relationships, Research

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Title: Does Viewing Pornography Reduce Marital Quality Over Time? Evidence from Longitudinal Data
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Perry, Samuel L
Date: 07/07/2016

Abstract Numerous studies have examined the connection between pornography viewing and marital quality, with findings most often revealing a negative association. Data limitations, however, have precluded establishing directionality with a representative sample. This study is the first to draw on nationally representative, longitudinal data (2006–2012 Portraits of American Life Study) to test whether more frequent […]

“Associations between Young Adults’ Use of Sexually Explicit Materials and Their Sexual Preference, Behaviors, and Satisfaction”

Posted on May 15, 2017, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: Associations between Young Adults’ Use of Sexually Explicit Materials and Their Sexual Preference, Behaviors, and Satisfaction
Publication: The Journal of Sex Research
Author: Morgan, Elizabeth M.
Date: 01/20/2011

Abstract This study examined how levels of sexually explicit material (SEM) use during adolescence and young adulthood were associated with sexual preferences, sexual behaviors, and sexual and relationship satisfaction. Participants included 782 heterosexual college students (326 men and 456 women; Mage = 19.9) who completed a questionnaire online. Results revealed high frequencies and multiple types and contexts […]

“Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use?”

Posted on May 1, 2017, in Addiction, Brain Science, Relationships, Research

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Title: Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated with Pornography Consumption
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Author: Kunaharan, Sajeev, Shannon Bosshard, Sean Halpin, Thiagarajan Sitharthan,, and Peter Walla.
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Abstract: Increased pornography use has been a feature of contemporary human society, with technological advances allowing for high speed internet and relative ease of access via a multitude of wireless devices. Does increased pornography exposure alter general emotion processing? Research in the area of pornography use is heavily reliant on conscious self-report measures. However, increasing […]

“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 […]

“Women’s Attitudes and Fantasies about Rape as a Function of Early Exposure to Pornography”

Posted on March 15, 2017, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: Women’s Attitudes and Fantasies about Rape as a Function of Early Exposure to Pornography
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: Corne, Shawn, John Briere, and Lillian M. Esses
Date: 12/01/1992

Abstract Although much has been learned about how social forces such as pornography can shape or direct men’s sexual violence against women, few empirical data exist on how these forces impinge on women’s attitudes and behavior. In the present study, 187 female university students responded to a questionnaire regarding childhood exposure to pornography, current sexual […]

“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 […]

“Pornography Sexual Behavior and Risk Behaviour at University”

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

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Title: "Pornography Sexual Behavior and Risk Behaviour at University"
Publication: Sexologies 24.4
Author: Bulot, C., B. Leurent, and F. Collier
Date: 10/01/2015

Summary Introduction The pornography industry is a pervasive influence on adolescents, nearly all of whom are exposed to it via the internet, either willingly or unwillingly and at a more or less premature age. Is there an association between exposure to pornography and some forms of risk behaviour? Method Eight hundred and twelve Lille students […]

“Boxing Helena and Corseting Eunice: Sexual Rhetoric in Cosmopolitan and Playboy Magazines”

Posted on November 16, 2016, in Relationships, Societal, Women

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Title: "Boxing Helena and Corseting Eunice: Sexual Rhetoric in Cosmopolitan and Playboy Magazines"
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Krassas, Nicole R., Joan M. Blauwkamp, and Peggy Wesselink.
Date: 06/08/2001

Summary This paper analyzes the sexual rhetorics of Cosmopolitan and Playboy magazines to consider how sexuality is constructed in similar ways by sources directed to men and women. We use Goffman’s classifications of gender in advertisements to compare how each magazine uses its pictures to provide cues to readers about sexuality and sexual relationships and […]

“Adult Pornography and Violence against Women in the Heartland: Results from a Rural Southeast Ohio Study”

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal, Women

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Title: "Adult Pornography and Violence Against Women in the Heartland Results From a Rural Southeast Ohio Study"
Publication: Violence Against Women
Author: DeKeseredy, Walter S., et al.
Date: 05/22/2016

Abstract Many rural parts of the United States are now “pornified.” There is growing quantitative evidence revealing that rural women are at higher risk of being victimized by intimate violence than their urban and suburban counterparts. In-depth interviews with 55 rural southeast Ohio women who wanted to leave, were trying to leave, or were in […]

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

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Self-Image, Statistics

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Title: "A longitudinal analysis of US adults’ pornography exposure"
Publication: Journal of Media Psychology
Author: Wright, Paul J., et al.
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 […]