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“Use of Pornography and Self-Reported Engagement in Sexual Violence among Adolescents”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: "Use of pornography and self-reported engagement in sexual violence among adolescents."
Publication: European Journal of Developmental Psychology
Author: Bonino, Silvia, et al.
Date: 02/17/2007

Abstract This cross-sectional study examined 804 adolescents, boys and girls, aged from 14 to 19 years, attending different types of high schools in the northwest of Italy; the questionnaire “Me and My Health” (Bonino, 1996, Bonino, S. 1996. Questionario: Io e la mia salute, Torino, , Italy: Regione Piemonte, Assessorato alla Sanità.) was used to collect […]

“The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Societal, Statistics

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Title: "The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age"
Publication: Josh McDowell Ministry
Author: Barna Group
Date: 05/01/2016

Book Description The Porn Crisis is not Coming… It is Here. Pornography is pervasive, permeating our culture from shop windows to web ads, premium cable shows to smartphone apps. Where once it was kept literally under wraps, used furtively in secret and shame, porn is now a standard feature of everyday life, seen by most […]

“More Than a Dalliance? Pornography Consumption and Extramarital Sex Attitudes among Married U.S. Adults”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Marriage, Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: "More Than a Dalliance? Pornography Consumption and Extramarital Sex Attitudes among Married U.S. Adults"
Publication: Psychology of Popular Media Culture
Author: Wright, Paul J., et al.
Date: 04/15/2014

Abstract Extramarital sex is one of the most commonly cited reasons for divorce. U.S. adults who have more positive extramarital sex attitudes are more likely to engage in extramarital sex. Given pornography’s positive portrayal of extramarital sex, several recent studies have explored whether people who consume pornography have a more positive attitude toward extramarital sex. […]

“Sex in America Online: An Exploration of Sex, Marital Status, and Sexual Identity in Internet Sex Seeking and Its Impacts”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Psychological, Relationships, Research, Self-Image

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Title: "Sex in America Online: An Exploration of Sex, Marital Status, and Sexual Identity in Internet Sex Seeking and Its Impacts"
Publication: The Journal of Sex Research
Author: Albright, Julie M.
Date: 06/14/2008

Abstract This was an exploratory study of sex and relationship seeking on the Internet, based on a survey of 15,246 respondents in the United States Seventy-five percent of men and 41% of women had intentionally viewed or downloaded porn. Men and gays/lesbians were more likely to access porn or engage in other sex-seeking behaviors online […]

What is the attraction? Pornography use motives in relation to bystander intervention (RESEARCH)

Posted on July 28, 2015, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal

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Title: What is the attraction? Pornography use motives in relation to bystander intervention
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: John D. Foubert, Oklahoma State University, Ana J. Bridges, University of Arkansas
Date: 07/27/2015

Abstract Use of pornography is common among adolescents and young adults, with most men and a growing number of women viewing regularly. A vast body of research suggests pornography use is associated with multiple attitudinal and behavioral variables. One of those associations, for both men and women, is higher pornography use is correlated with a […]

Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update


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Title: Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update
Publication: Violence Against Women (Vol.16, Iss. 10
Author: Ana J. Bridges, Robert Wosnitzer, Erica Scharrer, Chyng Sun, and Rachael Liberman
Date: 10/01/2010

Abstract This current study analyzes the content of popular pornographic videos, with the objectives of updating depictions of aggression, degradation, and sexual practices and comparing the study’s results to previous content analysis studies. Findings indicate high levels of aggression in pornography in both verbal and physical forms. Of the 304 scenes analyzed, 88.2% contained physical […]

The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?


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Title: The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?
Publication: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Author: Brian Heilman, Luciana Hebert, Nastasia Paul-Gera
Date: 06/01/2014

Women and girls around the world experience staggering levels of rape and other forms of sexual violence. This violence devastates lives, unhinges communities, and hampers greater social and economic development. While the severity, frequency, and purpose of this violence can broaden during times of conflict or emergency, its foundations are laid during “peacetime,” as is […]

Adolescents’ Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects


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Title: Adolescents’ Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Jochen Peter, Patti M. Valkenburg
Date: 02/28/2007

This study was designed to investigate whether adolescents’ exposure to a sexualized media environment is associated with stronger beliefs that women are sex objects. More specifically, we studied whether the association between notions of women as sex objects and exposure to sexual content of varied explicitness (i.e., sexually nonexplicit, semi-explicit, or explicit) and in different […]

Sadomasochism: Descent into Darkness


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Title: Sadomasochism: Descent into Darkness
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Author: Robert Peters
Date: 06/01/2015

What prompted me to write this paper was the release of the film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which from what I have read portrays sadomasochism much in the same that Pretty Woman portrayed prostitution. This paper is about the dark underbelly of sadomasochism. Sadomasochism and pornography have much in common, however, and as I worked on […]