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“Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights from Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Personal Experiences, Prostitution, Research, Statistics

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Title: "Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights from Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex"
Publication: Chicago: Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Author: Durchslag, Rachel, and Samir Goswami
Date: 05/15/2008

Executive Summary In December of 2006 and June of 2007 the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), Prostitution Research and Education (PRE), and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) launched a research initiative in Chicago to investigate the cognitive and behavioral patterns of men who purchase sex. A team of ten individuals, including three […]

“Exposure to X-Rated Movies and Adolescent’s Sexual and Contraceptive-Related Attitudes and Behaviors”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Psychological, Research, Statistics, Teens

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Title: "Exposure to X-Rated Movies and Adolescent's Sexual and Contraceptive-Related Attitudes and Behaviors"
Publication: Pediatrics 107.5
Author: Wingood, Gina M., et al.
Date: 12/07/2000

Abstract Objectives. To examine the association between exposure to X-rated movies and teens’ contraceptive attitudes and behaviors. Methods. Black females, 14 to 18 years old (n = 522) were recruited from adolescent medicine clinics, health departments, and school health clinics. Results. Exposure to X-rated movies was reported by 29.7% of adolescents. Exposure to X-rated movies […]

“Pornography Sexual Behavior and Risk Behaviour at University”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Statistics, Teens

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Title: "Pornography Sexual Behavior and Risk Behaviour at University"
Publication: Sexologies 24.4
Author: Bulot, C., B. Leurent, and F. Collier
Date: 10/01/2015

Summary Introduction The pornography industry is a pervasive influence on adolescents, nearly all of whom are exposed to it via the internet, either willingly or unwillingly and at a more or less premature age. Is there an association between exposure to pornography and some forms of risk behaviour? Method Eight hundred and twelve Lille students […]

“Linking Exposure to Outcomes: Early Adolescents’ Consumption of Sexual Content in Six Media”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Psychological, Statistics, Teens

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Title: "Linking Exposure to Outcomes: Early Adolescents' Consumption of Sexual Content in Six Media"
Publication: Mass Communication & Society 8.2
Author: Pardun, Carol J., Kelly Ladin L'Engle, and Jane D. Brown
Date: 11/17/2009

Abstract A media-use questionnaire was completed by 3,261 7th and 8th graders and a subsample of 1,074 respondents was interviewed about their sexual attitudes and behaviors. Based on results from the media survey, respondents’ top television shows, movies, music, Internet sites, and newspapers were content analyzed for portrayals or references to pubertal development, romantic relationships, […]

“X-Rated: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with U.S. Early Adolescents’ Exposure to Sexually Explicit Media”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Men, Statistics, Teens, Women

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Title: "X-Rated: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with U.S. Early Adolescents' Exposure to Sexually Explicit Media"
Publication: Communication Research 36.1
Author: Brown, Jane D., and Kelly L. L'Engle.
Date: 01/29/2009

Abstract Correlates of use and subsequent sexual attitudes and behaviors predicted by exposure to sexually explicit content (i.e., pornography and erotica) in adult magazines, X-rated movies, and the Internet were examined in a prospective survey of a diverse sample of early adolescents (average age at baseline = 13.6 years; N = 967). Two-thirds (66%) of […]

“Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Men, Physiological, Statistics, Women

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Title: "Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents"
Publication: The journal of sexual medicine 11.3
Author: O'Sullivan, Lucia F., et al.
Date: 01/14/2014

Abstract Introduction Little is known about problems in sexual functioning among young people, despite the high rates found in adult samples. It is unclear which problems are most prevalent or how common sexual distress is for young people experiencing problems. Aims This study aims to assess the prevalence, range, and correlates of sexual problems and […]

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

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Research, Statistics, Teens, Women

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Title: "Adolescents’ exposure to a sexualized media environment and their notions of women as sex objects"
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Peter, Jochen, et al.
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 […]

“A Longitudinal Analysis of US Adults’ Pornography Exposure Sexual Socialization, Selective Exposure, and the Moderating Role of Unhappiness”

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Self-Image, Statistics

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Title: "A longitudinal analysis of US adults’ pornography exposure"
Publication: Journal of Media Psychology
Author: Wright, Paul J., et al.
Date: 08/31/2012

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 […]

“A Comparison of the Male Customers of Female Street Prostitutes with National Samples of Men”

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Men, Prostitution, Research, Statistics

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Title: "A Comparison of the Male Customers of Female Street Prostitutes with National Samples of Men"
Publication: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Author: Monto, Martin A., et al.
Date: 10/01/2005

Abstract Previous research on customers of prostitutes has relied on small samples and qualitative interviews. Conceptions of customers have tended toward either the “every man” perspective, which implies customers are no different than other men, or the “peculiar man” perspective, which implies customers are characterized by stark differences or psychological inadequacies. This study compares a […]

“Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use Among Emerging Adults”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Men, Research, Statistics, Women

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Title: "Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use Among Emerging Adults"
Publication: Journal of Adolescent Research
Author: Carroll, Jason S., et al.
Date: 01/10/2008

Abstract This study examined correlates of pornography acceptance and use within a normative (nonclinical) population of emerging adults (individuals aged 18—26). Participants included 813 university students (500 women; M age = 20 years) recruited from six college sites across the United States. Participants completed online questionnaires regarding their acceptance and use of pornography, as well […]