A Psychometric Approach to Assessments of Problematic Use of Online Pornography and Social Networking Sites Based on the Conceptualizations of Internet Gaming Disorder

AUTHOR(S)

Mennig, Manuel; Tennie, Sophia; and Barke, Antonia

PUBLISHED

2020 in BMC Psychiatry

KEY FINDINGS
  • Analyzing and comparing the use of several methods to determine problematic use of internet pornography, social networking sites, and internet gaming, researchers found that 7.1% of participants displayed problematic internet pornography use. Problematic users also experienced more psychological distress.
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A Descriptive Analysis of the Types, Targets, and Relative Frequency of Aggression in Mainstream Pornography

AUTHOR(S)

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

PUBLISHED

2020 in Archives of Sexual Behavior

KEY FINDINGS
  • In this study, researchers analyzed 4,009 pornographic scenes from Pornhub and Xvideos, finding that 45% of the Pornhub scenes and 35% of the Xvideos scenes contained physical aggression. Women were the targets of aggression 97% of the time, yet the performers were shown to respond with pleasure or neutrally 97.4% of the time on Pornhub and 92.7% of the time on Xvideos.
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I (Dis)Like it Like That: Gender, Pornography, and Liking Sex

AUTHOR(S)

Ezzell, Matthew B.; Johnson, Jennifer A.; Bridges, Ana J.; and Sun, Chyng F.

PUBLISHED

2020 in Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy Volume 46, 2020

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that increased pornography consumption was associated with men's enjoyment of degrading/uncommon sexually aggressive behaviors, while increased pornography consumption was associated with women's enjoyment of being the recipient of lightly aggressive behaviors.
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Approach Bias for Erotic Stimuli Among Heterosexual Female College Students Who Use Pornography

AUTHOR(S)

Sklenarik, Skyler; Potenza, Marc N.; Gola, Mateusz; and Astur, Robert S.

PUBLISHED

2020 in Addictive Behaviors

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study with heterosexual women found that the more severe a consumer's pornography habit, the more they displayed approach bias for erotic stimuli, which is a key cognitive process common in addictive behaviors
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Short-term Abstinence Effects Across Potential Behavioral Addictions: A Systematic Review

AUTHOR(S)

Fernandez, David P.; Kuss, Daria J.; and Griffiths, Mark D.

PUBLISHED

2020 in Clinical Psychology Review 76 (2020) 101828

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study examined existing research to determine the effects of short-term abstinence from potential behavioral addictions. In relation to pornography consumption, the research found that abstaining from pornography had positive effects, including increased relationship commitment and less delayed reward discounting. Results also showed that short-term abstinence from pornography may increase perceived compulsivity.
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Online Sex Addiction After 50: an Exploratory Study of Age-Related Vulnerability

AUTHOR(S)

Ševčíková, Anna; Blinka, Lukas; Škařupová, Kateřina; and Vašek, David

PUBLISHED

2020 in International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study focused on men over 50, showing that older age does not necessarily protect against the development of sex addiction. Occupational status, boredom, and involvement in cybersex predicted online sex addiction, regardless of relationship status or the state of their offline sexual activities.
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Diverse Sexual Behaviors and Pornography Use: Findings From a Nationally Representative Probability Survey of Americans Aged 18 to 60 Years

AUTHOR(S)

Herbenick, Debby; Fu, Tsung-Chieh; Wright, Paul J.; Paul, Bryant; Gradus, Ronna; Bauer, Jill; and Jones, Rashida

PUBLISHED

2020 in Journal of Sexual Medicine

KEY FINDINGS
  • In this nationally representative survey, researchers found that pornography consumption is significantly associated with engaging in aggressive sexual behaviors—both as the aggressor and the target of aggression. Women and men who have sex with men were significantly more likely to report being the targets of sexually aggressive behaviors.