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“Men’s Objectifying Media Consumption, Objectification of Women, and Attitudes Supportive of Violence against Women”

Posted on July 3, 2017, in Men, Research, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: Men’s Objectifying Media Consumption, Objectification of Women, and Attitudes Supportive of Violence against Women
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Wright, Paul J., and Robert S. Tokunaga
Date: 11/19/2015

Abstract A recent White House Council Report on Women and Girls called attention to sexual assault on college campuses and encouraged continued research on this important public health problem. Media that sexually objectify women have been identified by feminist scholars as encouraging of sexual assault, but some researchers question why portrayals that do not feature […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“Free Adult Internet Web Sites: How Prevalent Are Degrading Acts?”

Posted on April 7, 2017, in Cybersex, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: Free Adult Internet Web Sites: How Prevalent Are Degrading Acts?
Publication: Gender Issues
Author: Gorman, Stacy, Elizabeth Monk-Turner, and Jennifer N. Fish
Date: 11/10/2010

Abstract Russell (Dangerous relationships: Pornography, misogyny, and rape, 1988) argued that essential features of pornography were the inclusion of more female than male nakedness and the portrayal of men in dominant roles. Utilizing a sample of 45 Internet adult web sites, a content analysis was conducted to see if free and easily available Internet adult […]

“Effects of Fraternity Men’s Pornography Use on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault”

Posted on March 26, 2017, in Men, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: Effects of Fraternity Men’s Pornography Use on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault
Publication: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention
Author: Foubert, John D., R. Sean Bannon, and Matthew W. Brosi
Date: 11/28/2011

Abstract: College men’s exposure to pornography is nearly universal, with growing viewing rates nationwide. Substantial research documents the harmful effects of mainstream, sadomasochistic, and rape pornography on men’s attitudes and behavior related to sexual assault. The present study surveyed 62% of the fraternity population at a Midwestern public university on their pornography viewing habits, bystander […]

“The Consumption of Internet Child Pornography and Violent and Sex Offending”

Posted on March 24, 2017, in Children, Research, Sexual Violence, Statistics

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Title: The Consumption of Internet Child Pornography and Violent and Sex Offending
Publication: BMC Psychiatry
Author: Endrass, Jérôme, Christian Benz, Thomas Elbert, Lea C. Hammermeister, Arja Laubacher, Astrid Rossegger, and Frank Urbaniok
Date: 07/14/2009

Abstract Background There is an ongoing debate on whether consumers of child pornography pose a risk for hands-on sex offenses. Up until now, there have been very few studies which have analyzed the association between the consumption of child pornography and the subsequent perpetration of hands-on sex offenses. The aim of this study was to […]

“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 […]

“Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Studies”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Children, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Studies"
Publication: Psychological bulletin 113.1
Author: Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A., Linda M. Williams, and David Finkelhor
Date: 01/09/1993

Abstract A review of 45 studies clearly demonstrates that sexually abused children have more symptoms than nonabused children, with abuse accounting for 15–45% of the variance. Fears, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, and poor self-esteem occurred most frequently among a long list of symptoms noted, but no one symptom characterized a majority […]

“Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Men, Prostitution, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking"
Publication: Journal of interpersonal violence
Author: Farley, Melissa, et al.
Date: 08/31/2015

Abstract We investigated attitudes and behaviors associated with prostitution and sexual aggression among 101 men who buy sex and 101 age-, education-, and ethnicity-matched men who did not buy sex. Both groups tended to accept rape myths, be aware of harms of prostitution and trafficking, express ambivalence about the nature of prostitution, and believe that […]