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“When Words Are Not Enough: The Search for the Effect of Pornography on Abused Women”

Posted on June 15, 2017, in Research, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: When Words Are Not Enough: The Search for the Effect of Pornography on Abused Women
Publication: Violence Against Women
Author: Shope, Janet Hinson
Date: 01/01/2004

Abstract Using data collected from 271 women participating in a battered women’s program, this study examines whether pornography use increases the probability that a battered woman will be sexually abused by her partner. The analysis also examines whether individual and certain disinhibitory factors, such as alcohol use, mediate or exacerbate the effects of pornography on […]

“What Is So Special About Male Adolescent Sexual Offending? A Review and Test of Explanations through Meta-Analysis”

Posted on June 11, 2017, in Men, Research, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: What Is So Special About Male Adolescent Sexual Offending? A Review and Test of Explanations through Meta-Analysis
Publication: Psychological Bulletin
Author: Seto, Michael C., and Martin L. Lalumière
Date: 07/01/2010

Abstract We tested special and general explanations of male adolescent sexual offending by conducting a meta-analysis of 59 independent studies comparing male adolescent sex offenders (n = 3,855) with male adolescent non-sex offenders (n = 13,393) on theoretically derived variables reflecting general delinquency risk factors (antisocial tendencies), childhood abuse, exposure to violence, family problems, interpersonal […]

“Does Deviant Pornography Use Follow a Guttman-like Progression”

Posted on June 7, 2017, in Child Pornography, Psychological, Research

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Title: Does Deviant Pornography Use Follow a Guttman-like Progression
Publication: Computers in Human Behavior
Author: Seigfried-Spellar, Kathryn C., and Marcus K. Rogers
Date: 09/01/2013

Abstract This study investigated whether deviant pornography use followed a Guttman-like progression in that a person transitions from being a nondeviant to deviant pornography user. In order to observe this progression, 630 respondents from Survey Sampling International’s (SSI) panel Internet sample completed an online survey assessing adult-only, bestiality, and child pornography consumption. Respondents’ “age of […]

“Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Prefrontal and Limbic Volume and Interactions”

Posted on June 4, 2017, in Brain Science, Psychological, Research

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Title: Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Prefrontal and Limbic Volume and Interactions
Publication: Human Brain Mapping
Author: Schmidt, Casper, Thaddeus Birchard, Paula Hall, Timo L. Kvamme, Laurel S. Morris, and Valerie Voon
Date: 10/26/2016

Abstract Background Compulsive sexual behaviors (CSB) are relatively common and associated with significant personal and social dysfunction. The underlying neurobiology is still poorly understood. The present study examines brain volumes and resting state functional connectivity in CSB compared with matched healthy volunteers (HV). Methods Structural MRI (MPRAGE) data were collected in 92 subjects (23 CSB […]

“Adolescent’s Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects”

Posted on June 1, 2017, in Research, Teens, Women

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

Abstract 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 non-explicit, semi-explicit, or explicit) and in […]

“Till Porn Do Us Part? A Longitudinal Examination of Pornography Use and Divorce”

Posted on May 29, 2017, in Marriage, Relationships, Research

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Title: Till Porn Do Us Part? A Longitudinal Examination of Pornography Use and Divorce
Publication: The Journal of Sex Research
Author: Perry, Samuel L., and Cyrus Schleifer
Date: 05/12/2017

Abstract As pornography use becomes more commonplace in the United States, and increasingly so among younger cohorts, a growing literature is considering its potential connection to key social and cultural institutions. The current study examined the relationship between pornography use and one such institution: marriage. We drew on three-wave longitudinal data from 2006 to 2014 […]

“Are Pornography Users More Likely to Experience A Romantic Breakup? Evidence from Longitudinal Data”

Posted on May 25, 2017, in Relationships, Research

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Title: Are Pornography Users More Likely to Experience A Romantic Breakup? Evidence from Longitudinal Data
Publication: Sexuality and Culture
Author: Perry, Samuel L., and Joshua T. Davis
Date: 05/23/2017

Abstract Previous research suggests that pornography use, under certain circumstances, may negatively influence the quality of romantic relationships. Yet we still know relatively little about whether watching pornography is associated with the stability of romantic relationships later on. This study examined whether Americans who use pornography, either at all or more frequently, are more prone […]

“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 […]

“Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunctions after Age 40: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors”

Posted on May 17, 2017, in Men, Research, Statistics, Women

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Title: Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunctions after Age 40: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors
Publication: Urology
Author: Nicolosi, Alfredo, Clive Gingell, Dale B. Glasser, Edward O. Laumann,, Edson D. Moreira, Jr., and Anthony Paik
Date: 11/04/2004

Abstract Objectives To assess the importance of sex and the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among middle-aged and older adults throughout the world. Increasing life expectancy has been accompanied by improvements in the health of the middle-aged and elderly, but little is known about how this has affected their sexual experience. Methods Data were collected in […]

“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 […]