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“Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Violent Nonsexual Offenders, and Status Offenders”
Title: "Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Violent Nonsexual Offenders, and Status Offenders"
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence 10.1
Author: Ford, Michelle E., and Jean Ann Linney
Abstract Juvenile sexual offenders, violent nonsexual offenders, and status offenders were compared using psychometric instruments to assess intrafamily violence, quality of offender social skills, interpersonal relationships, and self-concept. Self-report and record data were gathered on family history, education, behavior problems, criminal history, history of abuse, exposure to pornography, and early childhood memories. Juvenile child molesters […]
Title: "Low Risk Associated with Most Teenage Sexting: A Study of 617 18-Year-Olds"
Publication: MARC Research Reports.
Author: Englander, Elizabeth
Abstract This report describes research conducted in 2011 and 2012 on 617 subjects, 30% of whom reported sexting. The report details the frequency of sexting behaviors as well as the relationship between coerced and non-coerced sexting, sexting and gender differences, characteristics of sexters, and data on risk of discovery and social conflict following engaging in […]
“A Longitudinal Analysis of US Adults’ Pornography Exposure Sexual Socialization, Selective Exposure, and the Moderating Role of Unhappiness”
Title: "A longitudinal analysis of US adults’ pornography exposure"
Publication: Journal of Media Psychology
Author: Wright, Paul J., et al.
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 […]
“Sex in America Online: An Exploration of Sex, Marital Status, and Sexual Identity in Internet Sex Seeking and Its Impacts”
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
Title: Internet porn is an experiment in dehumanization
Publication: The Los Angeles Times
Author: David Horsey
You do not have to be a prude to worry about porn. Thanks to the Internet, Americans have been pushed, unwittingly, into a vast social experiment testing whether unfettered access to the most freakish and foul pornography will warp sexual relations for generations to come. The days of boys sneaking peeks at Playboy on a […]
Title: The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of misogynistic sex
Publication: The Independent
Author: Janey Stephenson
There is concern in the UK over young people’s access to pornography: some want to block it, some want to see more vigilant age restrictions. Either way, the relationship that teenagers have with porn is rarely discussed with the nuance and patience it deserves. Today’s twenty-somethings are our lab rats: the first generation to go through puberty […]
Title: Fiction or Not? Fifty Shades is Associated with Health Risks in Adolescent and Young Adult Females
Publication: Journal of Women's Health (Volume 23, Number 9)
Author: Amy E. Bonomi, Julianna M. Nemeth, Lauren E. Altenburger, Melissa L. Anderson, Anastasia Snyder, Irma Dotto
Background No prior study has empirically characterized the association between health risks and reading popular fiction depicting violence against women. Fifty Shades—a blockbuster fiction series—depicts pervasive violence against women, perpetuating a broader social narrative that normalizes these types of risks and behaviors in women’s lives. The present study characterized the association between health risks in women […]
The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivian-diller-phd/internet-porn-body-image_b_1777026.html By Dr. Vivian Diller 8/20/2012 One has to wonder what the late Helen Gurley Brown would make of the sexually explicit world now available to young teens, both for viewing and experiencing. While HGB spent her life encouraging woman to “have it all,” even she may wonder if we’ve gone […]
Kyrie [Eleison] is Greek for “Lord Have Mercy,” and it was the name Sheila Hageman took when she abandoned any notion of going to college and became a stripper at the age of 18. For seven years, Hageman had a split identity: the good girl who appeared in local theater productions, and the naughty one […]