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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 […]

“Associations between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance among US College Students”

Posted on June 22, 2017, in Men, Relationships, Research, Women

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Title: Associations between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance among US College Students
Publication: Culture, Health, and Sexuality
Author: Willoughby, Brian J., Jason S. Carroll, Larry J. Nelson, and Laura M. Padilla-Walker
Date: 07/14/2014

Abstract Pornography use among emerging adults in the USA has increased in recent decades, as has the acceptance of such consumption. While previous research has linked pornography use to both positive and negative outcomes in emerging adult populations, few studies have investigated how attitudes toward pornography may alter these associations, or how examining pornography use […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunctions after Age 40: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors”

Posted on May 17, 2017, in Men, Research, Statistics, Women

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Title: Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunctions after Age 40: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors
Publication: Urology
Author: Nicolosi, Alfredo, Clive Gingell, Dale B. Glasser, Edward O. Laumann,, Edson D. Moreira, Jr., and Anthony Paik
Date: 11/04/2004

Abstract Objectives To assess the importance of sex and the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among middle-aged and older adults throughout the world. Increasing life expectancy has been accompanied by improvements in the health of the middle-aged and elderly, but little is known about how this has affected their sexual experience. Methods Data were collected in […]

“The Dual Control Model of Sexual Response: Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition for Sexual Function”

Posted on April 22, 2017, in Men, Physiological, Research, Women

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Title: The Dual Control Model of Sexual Response: Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition for Sexual Function
Publication: The Psychophysiology of Sex
Author: Janssen, Erick, and John Bancroft
Date: 04/19/2017

Abstract Purpose of Review The dual control model of sexual response aims to explain sexual behavior and response through two factors, labeled sexual excitation and sexual inhibition. Sexual dysfunctions are common among women and men and pose a threat to the sexual health of both genders. The main objective of this paper was to review […]

“Effect of Soft-Core Pornography on Female Sexuality”

Posted on March 21, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Women

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Title: Effect of Soft-Core Pornography on Female Sexuality
Publication: Human Andrology
Author: El-Rahman, Abd, Hanaa H. Bayomy, and Eman M. Sanad
Date: 06/01/2016

Abstract: Background: In the Arab world, consumption of soft-core pornography has increased in recent years. This type of pornography can motivate sexual behaviors that can affect health either positively or negatively. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of soft-core pornography on female sexuality and to assess its effect on female […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]