Topic

Sexual Attitudes

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.

Experimental effects of degrading versus erotic pornography exposure in men on reactions toward women (objectification, sexism, discrimination)

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2018 in The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality

KEY FINDINGS
  • This experimental study found that consuming porn—especially degrading pornography—led to the participants being more objectifying, more discriminatory, and having more sexist attitudes against women.
CATEGORIES

Predictors of Sexual Aggression Victimization and Perpetration Among Polish University Students: A Longitudinal Study

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2018 in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 47(2), pp. 493-505

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography was found to be linked to higher levels of risk sexual behavior.
  • Porngraphy use was association with increased sexual agression victimization
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.

Adolescents and Pornography: A Review of 20 Years of Research

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 53(4-5), pp. 509-531

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article examines 20 years of research and concludes that pornography use among adolescents is associated with more permissive sexual attitudes and behaviors.
  • This study also found that pornography is related to the occurrence of more sexual aggression.
CATEGORIES

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.