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“Predicting Compulsive Internet Use: It’s All about Sex!”

Posted on May 11, 2017, in Addiction, Internet, Research

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Title: Predicting Compulsive Internet Use: It’s All about Sex!
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Author: Meerkerk, G.J., R. J. J. M. V. D. Eijnden, and H.F.L. Garresten
Date: 02/23/2006

ABSTRACT The objective of this research was to assess the predictive power of various Internet applications on the development of compulsive Internet use (CIU). The study has a two-wave longitudinal design with an interval of 1 year. The first measurement contained 447 adult heavy Internet users who used the Internet at least 16 h per […]

“Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?”

Posted on May 9, 2017, in Internet, Marriage, Men, Research

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Title: Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?
Publication: Eastern Economic Journal
Author: Malcolm, Michael, and George Naufal
Date: 04/13/2015

Abstract Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry. Proliferation of the Internet has made pornography an increasingly low-cost substitute. We investigate the effect of Internet usage, and of pornography consumption specifically, on the marital status of young men. We show that increased Internet usage is negatively associated with marriage formation. Pornography […]

“Pornographic Picture Processing Interferes with Working Memory Performance”

Posted on May 6, 2017, in Brain Science, Cybersex, Research

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Title: Pornographic Picture Processing Interferes with Working Memory Performance
Publication: The Journal of Sex Research
Author: Landripet, Ivan, and Aleksandar Štulhofer
Date: 11/20/2012

Abstract Some individuals report problems during and after Internet sex engagement, such as missing sleep and forgetting appointments, which are associated with negative life consequences. One mechanism potentially leading to these kinds of problems is that sexual arousal during Internet sex might interfere with working memory (WM) capacity, resulting in a neglect of relevant environmental […]

“Sexual Excitability and Dysfunctional Coping Determine Cybersex Addiction in Homosexual Males”

Posted on May 4, 2017, in Addiction, Cybersex, Men, Research

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Title: Sexual Excitability and Dysfunctional Coping Determine Cybersex Addiction in Homosexual Males
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Laier, Christian, Matthias Brand, and Jaro Pekal
Date: 10/15/2015

ABSTRACT Cybersex addiction (CA) has been mostly investigated in heterosexual males. Recent findings have demonstrated an association between CA severity and indicators of sexual excitability, and that coping by sexual behaviors mediated the relationship between sexual excitability and CA symptoms. The aim of this study was to test this mediation in a sample of homosexual […]

“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 […]

“Early Sexual Experiences: The Role of Internet Access and Sexually Explicit Material”

Posted on April 30, 2017, in Internet, Men, Research

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Title: Early Sexual Experiences: The Role of Internet Access and Sexually Explicit Material
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Author: Kraus, Shane W., and Brenda Russell
Date: 04/08/2008

ABSTRACT The current study investigated whether viewing X-rated movies, Internet access in the home, and gender of the participant would differ between age of first initiation for oral sex, age of first initiation for sexual intercourse, and number of sexual partners. An online sample of 437 participants with an average age of 29.46 participated in […]

“Altered Appetitive Conditioning and Neural Connectivity in Subjects with Compulsive Sexual Behavior”

Posted on April 26, 2017, in Addiction, Brain Science, Research

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Title: Altered Appetitive Conditioning and Neural Connectivity in Subjects with Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Publication: The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Author: Klucken, Tim, Onno Kruse, Sina Wehrum-Osinsky, Jan Schweckendiek,, and Rudolf Stark
Date: 04/01/2016

Abstract Introduction There has been growing interest in a better understanding of the etiology of compulsive sexual behavior (CSB). It is assumed that facilitated appetitive conditioning might be an important mechanism for the development and maintenance of CSB, but no study thus far has investigated these processes. Aim To explore group differences in neural activity […]

“The Dual Control Model of Sexual Response: Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition for Sexual Function”

Posted on April 22, 2017, in Men, Physiological, Research, Women

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Title: The Dual Control Model of Sexual Response: Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition for Sexual Function
Publication: The Psychophysiology of Sex
Author: Janssen, Erick, and John Bancroft
Date: 04/19/2017

Abstract Purpose of Review The dual control model of sexual response aims to explain sexual behavior and response through two factors, labeled sexual excitation and sexual inhibition. Sexual dysfunctions are common among women and men and pose a threat to the sexual health of both genders. The main objective of this paper was to review […]

“Older Adolescents’ Positive Attitudes toward Younger Adolescents as Sexual Partners”

Posted on April 16, 2017, in Child Pornography, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: Older Adolescents’ Positive Attitudes toward Younger Adolescents as Sexual Partners
Publication: Adolescence
Author: Henga, Kritinn, Svein Mossige, and Lars Wichstrom
Date: 02/01/2004

Abstract The prevalence of older adolescents’ positive attitudes toward younger sexual partners was investigated through three measures of self-reported hypothetical likelihood of having sex with preadolescents and younger adolescents (LSA), using a school-based cluster sample of 710 Norwegian 18- to 19-year-olds attending nonvocational high schools in Oslo. Some likelihood of having sex with a preadolescent […]

“Association between Pornography Consumption and Sexual Practices among Adolescents in Sweden”

Posted on April 12, 2017, in Research, Statistics, Teens

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Title: Association between Pornography Consumption and Sexual Practices among Adolescents in Sweden
Publication: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Author: Häggström-Nordin, E., U. Hanson, and T. Tydén
Date: 02/01/2005

Abstract Pornography consumption and sexual behaviour were studied, with an aim to investigate any associations. Participants were 718 students from 47 high school classes, mean age 18 years, in a medium-sized Swedish city. More men (98%) than women (72%) had ever consumed pornography. More male high consumers than low consumers or women got sexually aroused […]