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“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 […]

“Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Violent Nonsexual Offenders, and Status Offenders”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Family, Psychological, Research, Self-Image, Teens

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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
Date: 03/10/1995

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 […]

“Low Risk Associated with Most Teenage Sexting: A Study of 617 18-Year-Olds”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Research, Self-Image, Sexting, Teens

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Title: "Low Risk Associated with Most Teenage Sexting: A Study of 617 18-Year-Olds"
Publication: MARC Research Reports.
Author: Englander, Elizabeth
Date: 07/10/2012

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 […]

“Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Brain Science, Physiological, Research, Teens

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Title: "Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors"
Publication: Brain and Cognition
Author: Doremus-Fitzwater, Tamara L., Elena I. Varlinskaya, and Linda P. Spear
Date: 02/16/2010

Abstract Adolescence is an evolutionarily conserved developmental phase characterized by hormonal, physiological, neural and behavioral alterations evident widely across mammalian species. For instance, adolescent rats, like their human counterparts, exhibit elevations in peer-directed social interactions, risk-taking/novelty seeking and drug and alcohol use relative to adults, along with notable changes in motivational and reward-related brain regions. […]

Adolescents’ Sexual Media Use and Willingness to Engage in Casual Sex: Differential Relations and Underlying Processes

Posted on November 22, 2016, in Internet, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: Adolescents' Sexual Media Use and Willingness to Engage in Casual Sex: Differential Relations and Underlying Processes
Publication: Human Communication Research
Author: Oosten, Johanna MF, Jochen Peter, and Laura Vandenbosch
Date: 10/20/2016

Abstract The present study investigated the relationship between different types of sexual media use (i.e., sexually explicit internet material, sexually oriented reality TV, and sexy self-presentations on social network sites) and adolescents’ willingness to engage in casual sex, as well as underlying sociocognitive processes of this relationship. Drawing on a longitudinal three-wave panel study among […]

“Multi-Person Sex among a Sample of Adolescent Female Urban Health Clinic Patients”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Research, Sexual Violence, Teens, Women

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Title: "Multi-Person Sex among a Sample of Adolescent Female Urban Health Clinic Patients"
Publication: Journal of Urban Health 89.1
Author: Rothman, Emily F., et al.
Date: 12/09/2011

Abstract Adolescent sexual activity involving three or more people is an emerging public health concern. The goal of this exploratory, cross-sectional study was to describe the prevalence, correlates, and context of multiple-person sex among a sample of adolescent females seeking health care from an urban clinic. Because sex involving multiple people may either be consensual […]

“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 […]