Longitudinal Associations Between the Use of Sexually Explicit Material and Adolescents’ Attitudes and Behaviors: A Narrative Review of Studies

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2017 in Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 57, pp. 119-133

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article looked at 20 studies and found that viewing pornography influences the sexual attitudes and behaviors among teens.
  • Teen pornography use was found to impact self-esteem and mental health outcomes.

Methylation of HPA Axis Related Genes in Men With Hypersexual Disorder

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2017 in Psychoneuroendocrinology, Vol. 80, pp. 67-73

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that male patients with hypersexual disorder had reduced levels of methylation; this is an important integrator of neuroendocrine stress responses in the brain, modulating behavior and the autonomic nervous system.
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The Porn Gap: Differences in Men’s and Women’s Pornography Patterns in Couple Relationships

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2017 in Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, Vol. 16(2), pp. 146-163.

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that there are large differences between the pornography use rates between coupled men and women.
  • Differences between men's and women's pornography use levels lead to conflict for many couples.

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

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2017 in Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol. 42, pp. 2021–2031 

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study suggests that, similar to what is observed in substance and gambling addictions, the neural and behavioral mechanisms associated with the anticipatory processing of cues specifically predicting erotic rewards relate importantly to clinically relevant features of PPU - these findings suggest that PPU may represent a behavioral addiction.
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