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“Exposure to Internet Pornography among Children and Adolescents: A National Survey”

Posted on July 12, 2017, in Internet, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: Exposure to Internet Pornography among Children and Adolescents: A National Survey
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Author: Ybarra, Michele L., and Kimberly Mitchell
Date: 10/18/2005

ABSTRACT Estimates suggest that up to 90% or more youth between 12 and 18 years have access to the Internet. Concern has been raised that this increased accessibility may lead to a rise in pornography seeking among children and adolescents, with potentially serious ramifications for child and adolescent sexual development. Using data from the Youth […]

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

Posted on June 26, 2017, in Research, Teens

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Title: Exposure to X-Rated Movies and Adolescent’s Sexual and Contraceptive-Related Attitudes and Behaviors
Publication: Pediatrics
Author: Wingood, Gina M., Suzy Davies, Ralph J. DiClemente, Kathy Harrington,, Edward W. Hook, and M. Kim Oh
Date: 05/01/2001

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 Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People’s Intimate Relationships: A European Study”

Posted on June 20, 2017, in Research, Sexting, Teens

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Title: Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People’s Intimate Relationships: A European Study
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: Stanley, Nicky, Nadia Aghtaie, Christine Barter, Alba Lanau, Cath Larkins, Carolina Ӧverlien, and Marsha Wood
Date: 03/06/2016

Abstract New technology has made pornography increasingly accessible to young people, and a growing evidence base has identified a relationship between viewing pornography and violent or abusive behavior in young men. This article reports findings from a large survey of 4,564 young people aged 14 to 17 in five European countries which illuminate the relationship […]

“Is Sexual Content in New Media Linked to Sexual Risk Behaviour in Young People? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

Posted on June 17, 2017, in Research, Sexting, Teens

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Title: Is Sexual Content in New Media Linked to Sexual Risk Behaviour in Young People? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Publication: Sexual Health
Author: Smith, Lucy Watchirs, Bette Liu, Louisa Degenhardt, Juliet Richters, George Patton, Handan Wand, Donna Cross, et al
Date: 08/11/2016

Abstract Background: Social networking and digital media increasingly have an impact on the lives of young people. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that examined the relationship between exposure to sexually explicit websites (SEWs) and ‘sexting’ (i.e. sending semi-nude or nude photos from a mobile phone) and the sexual attitudes and practices […]

“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 […]

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

Posted on June 1, 2017, in Research, Teens, Women

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Title: Adolescent’s Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Peter, Jochen, and Patti Valkenburg
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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

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

Posted on March 6, 2017, in Research, 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
Author: Brown, Jane D., and Kelly L. L’Engle
Date: 02/01/2009

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 […]