Topic

Assault Culture

Experimental Effects of Exposure to Pornography: The Moderating Effect of Personality and Mediating Effect of Sexual Arousal

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2015 in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 44(1), pp. 99-109

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that higher past pornography consumption significantly predicts acceptance of violence against women - particularly among men with pre-existing sexually aggressive attitudes.
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Anal heterosex among young people and implications for health promotion: a qualitative study in the UK

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2014 in BMJ Open

KEY FINDINGS
  • This longitudinal, qualitative study found that young people's narratives surrounding anal sex often encourage coercion, pain, and other risky behaviors. Additionally, the study found that young people often attribute these narratives to pornography, as it can normalize sexual behaviors and attitudes.

Pornography, Individual Differences in Risk and Men’s Acceptance of Violence Against Women in a Representative Sample

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2012 in Sex Roles, Vol. 66, pp. 427–439

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found an overall positive association between pornography consumption acceptance of violence against women; and found that this association is largely due to men with relatively high risk for sexually aggression who were amplified through frequent pornography consumption.
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The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2012 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 19(1-2), pp. 99-122

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article examined dozens of studies looking at the impact of Internet pornography on sexual attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and sexual aggression.
  • This review also examined the negative influence of sexually explicit Internet material on self-esteem and body image.
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Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2010 in Violence Against Women, Vol. 16(10), pp. 1065-1085

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study analyzed the content in best-selling pornography videos and found that 88% of scenes contained physical aggression and 48% of scenes contained verbal aggression.
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Pornography and Attitudes Supporting Violence Against Women: Revisiting the Relationship in Nonexperimental Studies

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2010 in Aggressive Behavior, Vol. 36, pp. 14–20

KEY FINDINGS
  • This meta-analysis study showed an overall significant positive association between pornography use and attitudes supporting violence against women in nonexperimental studies.
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