Topic

Sexual Aggression

“In This Industry, You’re No Longer Human”: An Exploratory Study of Women’s Experiences in Pornography Production in Sweden

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PUBLISHED

2021 in Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence

KEY FINDINGS
  • In this qualitative study, researchers conducted and analyzed in-depth interviews with women in the porn industry, finding that sexual exploitation seems to be a common experience among performers in the industry.
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American Adult Pornography Consumers’ Beliefs and Behaviors Related to Pornography Studios Mistreating Their Performers

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2021 in Sexuality & Culture

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that although most porn consumers are generally unconcerned about the potential mistreatment of porn performers, about 70% of porn consumers who do learn about mistreatment in the porn industry take some form of action to combat it.
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Male Peer Support and Sexual Assault: The Relation Between High-Profile, High School Sports Participation and Sexually Predatory Behavior

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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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Preliminary Insights from a U.S. Probability Sample on Adolescents’ Pornography Exposure, Media Psychology, and Sexual Aggression

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PUBLISHED

2021 in Journal of Health Communication

KEY FINDINGS
  • According to this nationally representative survey of 14-18-year-olds, 84.4% of males and 57.1% of females had viewed pornography. Researchers also found that exposure to pornography and the belief that pornography is realistic was significantly associated with sexual aggression.
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A Descriptive Analysis of the Types, Targets, and Relative Frequency of Aggression in Mainstream Pornography

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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

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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

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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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