Topic

Depression

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.
CATEGORIES

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.

Problematic Sexual Behavior in Young Adults: Associations Across Clinical, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive Variables

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Psychiatry Research, Vol. 246, pp. 230-235

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that study participants with problematic sexual behavior showed differences in impulsivity, decision making, spatial working memory, problem solving, and emotional dysregulation - these associations suggest a more salient impact than typical sexual behavior.
CATEGORIES

Examining Correlates of Problematic Internet Pornography Use Among University Students

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 5(2), pp. 179–191

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography addiction was foudn to be linked to depression and anxiety.
  • Addictive use of pornography was found to be linked to other substance addictions and behavioral addictions such as alcohol, cannabis, gambling and video game use.
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Associations Between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance Among US College Students

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Culture, Health & Sexuality, Vol. 16(9), pp. 1052–1069

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography use was found to be linked to depression and lower self-esteem in college women.
  • Pornography use was found to be linked to higher risk taking behaivor in college men.
CATEGORIES

Psychometric Development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 39(5), pp. 861-868

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be associated with higher depression and anxiety.
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be linked to lower self-esteem levels among users.
  • Compulsive pornography users were found to have less secure attachment in their relationships.