“In This Industry, You’re No Longer Human”: An Exploratory Study of Women’s Experiences in Pornography Production in Sweden

AUTHOR(S)

Donevan, Meghan

PUBLISHED

2021 in Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence

KEY FINDINGS
  • In this qualitative study, researchers conducted and analyzed in-depth interviews with women in the porn industry, finding that sexual exploitation seems to be a common experience among performers in the industry.
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American Adult Pornography Consumers’ Beliefs and Behaviors Related to Pornography Studios Mistreating Their Performers

AUTHOR(S)

Tollini, Craig; and Diamond-Welch, Bridget

PUBLISHED

2021 in Sexuality & Culture

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that although most porn consumers are generally unconcerned about the potential mistreatment of porn performers, about 70% of porn consumers who do learn about mistreatment in the porn industry take some form of action to combat it.
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Worse Than Objects: The Depiction of Black Women and Men and Their Sexual Relationship in Pornography

AUTHOR(S)

Fritz, Niki; Malic, Vinny; Paul, Bryant; and Zhou, Yanyan

PUBLISHED

2021 in Gender Issues

KEY FINDINGS
  • Analyzing videos from two of the most popular porn sites, this study found that porn tends to perpetuate harmful, racist stereotypes against Black people. Black men were significantly more often portrayed as aggressors, while Black women were significantly more often portrayed as the targets of violence or aggression.
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Male Peer Support and Sexual Assault: The Relation Between High-Profile, High School Sports Participation and Sexually Predatory Behavior

AUTHOR(S)

Goodson, Amanda; Franklin, Cortney A.; and Bouffard, Leana A.

PUBLISHED

2021 in Journal of Sexual Aggression

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study indicates that frequency of pornography consumption is a significant predictor of committing acts of sexual violence.
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Preliminary Insights from a U.S. Probability Sample on Adolescents’ Pornography Exposure, Media Psychology, and Sexual Aggression

AUTHOR(S)

Wright, Paul J.; Paul, Bryant; and Herbenick, Debby

PUBLISHED

2021 in Journal of Health Communication

KEY FINDINGS
  • According to this nationally representative survey of 14-18-year-olds, 84.4% of males and 57.1% of females had viewed pornography. Researchers also found that exposure to pornography and the belief that pornography is realistic was significantly associated with sexual aggression.
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Why Do People Watch Pornography? The Motivational Basis of Pornography Use

AUTHOR(S)

Bőthe, Beáta; Tóth-Király, István; Bella, Nóra; Potenza, Marc N.; Demetrovics, Zsolt; and Orosz, Gábor

PUBLISHED

2021 in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study examined motivations for pornography use, and found a gendered difference in reasons for consuming pornography. Additionally, stress reduction, emotional distraction/suppression, boredom avoidance, fantasy, and sexual pleasure motivations were all associated with Problematic Pornography Use, with stress reduction motivations being the strongest predictor for PPU.
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The Short Version of the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale (PPCS-6): A Reliable and Valid Measure in General and Treatment-Seeking Populations

AUTHOR(S)

Bőthe, Beáta; Tóth-Király, István; Demetrovics, Zsolt; and Orosz, Gábor

PUBLISHED

2021 in The Journal of Sex Research

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study was performed to determine the effectiveness of the PPCS-6 to, and was found to be a valid and reliable way to assess problematic pornography use.
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Theoretical Antecedents of Male Adolescents’ Problematic Pornography Use: A Longitudinal Assessment

AUTHOR(S)

Rousseau, Ann; Bőthe, Beáta; and Štulhofer, Aleksandar

PUBLISHED

2021 in The Journal of Sex Research

KEY FINDINGS
  • According to this longitudinal study of adolescents' pornography consumption, impulsiveness and anxiety/depresseion predicted more problematic pornography consumption in later adolescence. Religiosity moderated the relationship between earlier pornography consumption and later problematic pornography consumption, with more religious participants reporting more problematic pornography consumption
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