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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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The Prevalence of Using Pornography for Information About How to Have Sex: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey of U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2021 in Archives of Sexual Behavior

KEY FINDINGS
  • This nationally representative survey found that 1 in 4 18-24 year-olds surveyed identified pornography as the most helpful source for learning about how to have sex. Additionally, this study found that adolescents who had healthy discussions with parents about sex were less likely to report that pornography was a helpful source of information about sex.

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

AUTHOR(S)

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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

AUTHOR(S)

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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.

Less Than Human? Media Use, Objectification of Women, and Men’s Acceptance of Sexual Aggression

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2019 in Psychology of Violence, 21520828

KEY FINDINGS
  • Consumption of pornography was associated with greater acceptance of objectification of women, which in turn was associated with greater rape myth acceptance and more frequent acts of sexual deception.
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Exploring Trajectories of Pornography Use Through Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2018 in The Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 55(3), pp. 297–309

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found evidence of common pornography patterns through both adolescence and young adulthood.
  • Young adults who viewed pornography consistently reported lower life satisfaction.
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