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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)

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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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Why Do People Watch Pornography? The Motivational Basis of Pornography Use

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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)

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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)

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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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Do You Feel in Control? Sexual Desire, Sexual Passion Expression, and Associations with Perceived Compulsivity to Pornography and Pornography Use Frequency

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2021 in Sexuality Research and Social Policy

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that while sexual drive was associated with higher pornography use, both obsessive and inhibited sexual passion were connected to higher perceived compulsivity.
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Nonconsensual Pornography Among U.S. Adults: A Sexual Scripts Framework on Victimization, Perpetration, and Health Correlates for Women and Men

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2020 in Psychology of Violence

KEY FINDINGS
  • According to this study, an estimated 1 in 12 U.S. adults have been victims of nonconsensual pornography (aka "revenge porn"), while 1 in 20 have been perpetrators of spreading nonconsensual pornography. Women were more often targets of nonconsensual pornography, while men were more often perpetrators. Nonconsensual pornography victimization also led to poorer mental health outcomes.
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Hidden in Shame: Heterosexual Men’s Experiences of Self-Perceived Problematic Pornography Use

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2020 in Psychology of Men & Masculinities

KEY FINDINGS
  • This qualitative study analyzed how men with problematic pornography habits discuss the effects of their pornography use. Analysis showed that their pornography use is associated with guilt and shame, increased objectification, sexual dysfunction, unhealthy expectations for sex, and poorer self-esteem and mental health outcomes.

Subjective Reward Value of Visual Sexual Stimuli Is Coded in Human Striatum and Orbitofrontal Cortex

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2020 in Behavioural Brain Research

KEY FINDINGS
  • Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), this neuroscientific study shows the connections between problematic pornography consumption and preference toward specific and highly-arousing content, indicating possible tolerance development.
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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)

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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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