The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research

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2012 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 19(1-2), pp. 99-122

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article examined dozens of studies looking at the impact of Internet pornography on sexual attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and sexual aggression.
  • This review also examined the negative influence of sexually explicit Internet material on self-esteem and body image.
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Pornography, Individual Differences in Risk and Men’s Acceptance of Violence Against Womenin a Representative Sample

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2011 in Sex Roles, Vol. 66, pp. 427–439

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found an overall positive association between pornography consumption acceptance of violence aganist women; and found that this association is largely largely due to men with relatively high risk for sexually aggression who were amplified through frequent pornography consumption.
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Pornography Viewing among Fraternity Men: Effects on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault

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2011 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 18, pp. 212–231

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study showed that men who view pornography are significantly less likely to intervene as a bystander during rape and are more likely to report an increased behavioral intent to rape.
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Watching Pornographic Pictures on the Internet: Role of Sexual Arousal Ratings and Psychological-Psychiatric Symptoms for Using Internet Sex Sites Excessively

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2011 in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Vol. 14(6), pp. 371-377

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found a positive relationship between subjective sexual arousal when watching Internet pornographic pictures and the amount of daily life problems due to the excessive cybersex.
  • These findings are similar to the cue reactivity patterns found in individiuals with substance addictions.
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Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update

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2010 in Violence Against Women, Vol. 16(10), pp. 1065-1085

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study analyzed the content in best-selling pornography videos and found that 88% of scenes contained physical aggression and 48% of scenes contained verbal aggression.
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Preliminary Investigation of the Impulsive and Neuroanatomical Characteristics of Compulsive Sexual Behavior

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2009 in Psychiatry Reseaerch, Vol. 174(2), pp. 146–151

KEY FINDINGS
  • CSB patients showed significantly more impulsivity on a behavioral task.
  • fMRI brain scans show that individuals who meet the diagnostic criteria for compulsive sexual behavior had significantly higher superior frontal region mean diffusivity (MD) than controls.
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Wives’ Experience of Husbands’ Pornography Use and Concomitant Deception as an Attachment Threat in the Adult Pair-Bond Relationship

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2009 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 16(3), pp. 210-240

KEY FINDINGS
  • This interview study found that pornography use is linked to feelings of infidelity and the erosion of the attachment bond in couple relationships.
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