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Pornography and Sexual Abuse of Women

Posted on August 9, 2017, in Research, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: Pornography and Sexual Abuse of Women
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Silbert, Mimi H., and Ayala M. Pines
Date: 06/01/1984

With the growing visibility and influence of the women’s movement, the subject of pronography and its effect on sexual abuse of women has received renewed attention. (See Lederer’s 1980 edited collection of readings on the topic.) Of the published materials on pronography and sex abuse, there is a sizable literature which found no relationship between […]

Is Pornography Use Associated with Sexual Difficulties and Dysfunctions among Younger Heterosexual Men?

Posted on August 9, 2017, in Men, Relationships, Research

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Title: Is Pornography Use Associated with Sexual Difficulties and Dysfunctions among Younger Heterosexual Men?
Publication: The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Author: Landripet, Ivan, and Aleksandar Štulhofer
Date: 03/25/2015

Abstract Introduction Recent epidemiological studies reported high prevalence rates of erectile dysfunction (ED) among younger heterosexual men (≤40). It has been suggested that this “epidemic” of ED is related to increased pornography use. However, empirical evidence for such association is currently lacking. Aim This study analyzes associations between pornography use and sexual health disturbances among […]

Twisting Masculinity: Harms of Pornography to Young Boys and Men

Posted on July 29, 2017, in Men, Research, Teens

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Title: Twisting Masculinity: Harms of Pornography to Young Boys and Men
Publication: Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence
Author: Gabe Deem
Date: 07/01/2017

I’d like to start by saying thank you to Dawn Hawkins and the rest of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) staff. It is an honor to be given an opportunity to join you in what I believe to be a cause of utmost importance. And thank you to all members of Congress and staff […]

Growing Up With Porn: The Developmental and Societal Impact of Pornography on Children

Posted on July 28, 2017, in Children, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: Growing Up With Porn: The Developmental and Societal Impact of Pornography on Children
Publication: Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence
Author: Gail Dines
Date: 07/01/2017

I am a professor of Sociology and Chair of the American Studies Department at Wheelock College in Boston. I have been researching and writing about the impact of pornography for well over twenty-five years. I am the author of numerous articles and books, including Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality,1 which has been translated […]

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 […]

“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 […]

“Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?”

Posted on May 9, 2017, in Internet, Marriage, Men, Research

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Title: Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?
Publication: Eastern Economic Journal
Author: Malcolm, Michael, and George Naufal
Date: 04/13/2015

Abstract Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry. Proliferation of the Internet has made pornography an increasingly low-cost substitute. We investigate the effect of Internet usage, and of pornography consumption specifically, on the marital status of young men. We show that increased Internet usage is negatively associated with marriage formation. Pornography […]

“Can Pornography be Addictive? An fMRI Study of Men Seeking Treatment for Problematic Pornography Use”

Posted on April 3, 2017, in Addiction, Brain Science, Men, Research

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Title: Can Pornography be Addictive? An fMRI Study of Men Seeking Treatment for Problematic Pornography Use
Publication: Neuropsychopharmacology
Author: Gola, Mateusz, Bartosz Kossowski, Scott Makeig, Artur Marchewka, Marc N. Potenza, Guillaume Sescousse, Michał Lew-Starowicz, Małgorzata Wordecha, and Marek Wypych
Date: 01/30/2017

Abstract Pornography consumption is highly prevalent, particularly among young adult males. For some individuals, problematic pornography use (PPU) is a reason for seeking treatment. Despite the pervasiveness of pornography, PPU appears under-investigated, including with respect to the underlying neural mechanisms. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we examined ventral striatal responses to erotic and monetary […]

“Effects of Fraternity Men’s Pornography Use on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault”

Posted on March 26, 2017, in Men, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: Effects of Fraternity Men’s Pornography Use on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault
Publication: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention
Author: Foubert, John D., R. Sean Bannon, and Matthew W. Brosi
Date: 11/28/2011

Abstract: College men’s exposure to pornography is nearly universal, with growing viewing rates nationwide. Substantial research documents the harmful effects of mainstream, sadomasochistic, and rape pornography on men’s attitudes and behavior related to sexual assault. The present study surveyed 62% of the fraternity population at a Midwestern public university on their pornography viewing habits, bystander […]