Autor

Paul, Bryant

Worse Than Objects: The Depiction of Black Women and Men and Their Sexual Relationship in Pornography

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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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Preliminary Insights from a U.S. Probability Sample on Adolescents’ Pornography Exposure, Media Psychology, and Sexual Aggression

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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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A Descriptive Analysis of the Types, Targets, and Relative Frequency of Aggression in Mainstream Pornography

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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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Diverse Sexual Behaviors and Pornography Use: Findings From a Nationally Representative Probability Survey of Americans Aged 18 to 60 Years

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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.