Topic

Mental Health

Nonconsensual Pornography Among U.S. Adults: A Sexual Scripts Framework on Victimization, Perpetration, and Health Correlates for Women and Men

AUTHOR(S)

, and

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)

, and

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.

Online Sex Addiction After 50: an Exploratory Study of Age-Related Vulnerability

AUTHOR(S)

, , , and

PUBLISHED

2020 in International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study focused on men over 50, showing that older age does not necessarily protect against the development of sex addiction. Occupational status, boredom, and involvement in cybersex predicted online sex addiction, regardless of relationship status or the state of their offline sexual activities.
CATEGORIES

Masculinity and Problematic Pornography Viewing: The Moderating Role of Self-Esteem

AUTHOR(S)

, , , and

PUBLISHED

2020 in Psychology of Men & Masculinities Volume 21(1), 81–94

KEY FINDINGS
  • The findings of this study suggest that problematic pornography use is associated with conformity to socially constructed masculine norms (such as power over women), and is exacerbated by low self-esteem.
CATEGORIES

“Pornographic Binges” as a Key Characteristic of Males Seeking Treatment for Compulsive Sexual Behaviors: Qualitative and Quantitative 10-Week-Long Diary Assessment

AUTHOR(S)

, , , , , and

PUBLISHED

2018 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 7(2), pp. 433–444

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that binge watching of pornography is a commom pattern of individuals struggling with pornography addiction.
  • Individuals compulsively using pornography have elevated anxiety levels.
CATEGORIES

Longitudinal Associations Between the Use of Sexually Explicit Material and Adolescents’ Attitudes and Behaviors: A Narrative Review of Studies

AUTHOR(S)

PUBLISHED

2017 in Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 57, pp. 119-133

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article looked at 20 studies and found that viewing pornography influences the sexual attitudes and behaviors among teens.
  • Teen pornography use was found to impact self-esteem and mental health outcomes.