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Studies show that people who consume porn frequently are more likely to support sexual violence.
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(Rothman, Kaczmarsky, Burke, Jansen, & Baughman, 2015)
Findings of a qualitative study indicated that teens often reported trying to copy porn in their own sexual encounters, and that the pressure to imitate porn was often an aspect of unhealthy relationships.
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Fast Fact #46
(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
Over half of 11 to 16-year-old boys (53%) and over a third of 11 to 16-year-old girls (39%) reported believing that pornography was a realistic depiction of sex, according to a 2016 report.
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(Wright, Tokunaga, Herbenick, & Paul, 2021)
Research suggests that pornography can make young people more sexually illiterate —in other words, it’s actively spreading harmful misinformation about sex.
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