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Child Pornography Offenses Are a Valid Diagnostic Indicator of Pedophilia


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Title: Child Pornography Offenses Are a Valid Diagnostic Indicator of Pedophilia
Publication: Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 115, Iss. 3)
Author: Michael C. Seto, James M. Cantor, Ray Blanchard
Date: 08/01/2006

This study investigated whether being charged with a child pornography offense is a valid diagnostic indicator of pedophilia, as represented by an index of phallometrically assessed sexual arousal to children. The sample of 685 male patients was referred between 1995 and 2004 for a sexological assessment of their sexual interests and behavior. As a group, […]

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 […]

A Legislative Framework For Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking


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Title: A Legislative Framework For Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Publication: Regent University Law Review (Vol 23, No 2)
Author: Linda Smith, Samantha Healy Vardaman
Date:

Domestic minor sex trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of America’s children through prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance within U.S. borders. “It is the ‘recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act’ whe[n] the person is … under the age of [eighteen] years.” When considering the crime […]

“The Brain That Changes Itself ” – Acquiring Tastes and Loves: What Neuroplasticity Teaches Us About Sexual Attraction and Love


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Title: Chapter 4: Acquiring Tastes and Loves: What Neuroplasticity Teaches Us About Sexual Attraction and Love
Publication: The Brain That Changes Itself
Author: Norman Doidge, MD
Date:

These pages of The Brain That Changes Itself by psychiatrist Norman Doidge are very relevant to porn addiction, and explain how Internet porn tastes escalate (a phenomenon that addiction experts call “tolerance“). Here are some excerpts from the chapter: “Today young men who surf porn are tremendously fearful of impotence, or “erectile dysfunction” as it is […]

Men’s Likelihood of Sexual Aggression: The Influence of Alcohol, Sexual Arousal, and Violent Pornography


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Title: Men’s Likelihood of Sexual Aggression: The Influence of Alcohol, Sexual Arousal, and Violent Pornography
Publication: Aggressive Behavior (Vol 32, Iss 6)
Author: Kelly Cue Davis, Jeanette Norris, William H. George, Joel Martell, and Julia R. Heiman
Date: 10/17/2006

Previous research findings have indicated that both alcohol intoxication and violent pornography exposure may contribute to increased sexual aggression by men. This study used an experimental paradigm to examine the effects of a moderate alcohol dose, alcohol-related beliefs, and victim response on men’s self-reported likelihood of committing sexual aggression. A community sample of male social […]

The Internet Pornography Pandemic: “The Largest Unregulated Social Experiment in Human History” (RESEARCH)


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Title: The Internet Pornography Pandemic: "The Largest Unregulated Social Experiment in Human History"
Publication: Christian Apologetics Journal
Author: Donna Rice Hughes
Date: 04/20/2014

Technology is revolutionizing our lives and providing access to a wide range of valuable services. The Internet has become a powerful educational and communications tool, placing vast new worlds of knowledge in the palm of our hand. Today’s youth have fully integrated the Internet into their daily lives, using technology as a powerful platform for education, […]

Impulsive-Compulsive Sexual Behavior


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Title: Impulsive-Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Publication: CNS Spectrums
Author: Thomas M. Mick and Eric Hollander
Date: 11/09/2006

Abstract Impulsive-compulsive sexual behavior is a little studied clinical phenomenon which affects ~5% to 6% of the population. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition-Text Revision, it is classified as an impulse control disorder not otherwise specified or a sexual disorder not otherwise specified. It may be placed in a possible […]

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

Posted on April 1, 2015, in Marriage, Relationships, Research, Societal

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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: Paul Wright, Robert S. Tokunaga, Soyoung Bae
Date: 12/31/2014

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. Consistent […]

The Politics of Legal Challenges to Pornography: Canada, Sweden, and the United States


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Title: The Politics of Legal Challenges to Pornography: Canada, Sweden, and the United States
Publication: Stockholm Studies in Politics, No. 160
Author: Max Waltman
Date: 12/16/2014

Abstract:      The dissertation analyzes obstacles and potential in democracies, specifically Canada, Sweden, and United States, to effectively address empirically documented harms of pornography. Legislative and judicial challenges under different democratic and legal frameworks are compared. Adopting a problem-driven theoretical approach, the reality of pornography’s harms is analyzed. Evidence shows its production exploits existing inequalities […]

The Risks Associated With Official Minimization of Child Sexual Abuse Data


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Title: The Risks Associated With Official Minimization of Child Sexual Abuse Data
Publication: The Institute for Media Education
Author: Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D.
Date: 07/01/2002

An Examination of Relevant Child Abuse Data Suggesting That Reported Decreased Violence to Adults May be a Function of Unreported Increased Violence to Children This paper explores the false pornography mantra, “sex crime is down while pornography use is up, proving pornography is harmless.” A key fatal methodological flaw in sex crime oversight has been the absence of any federal […]