Researchers have found that representations of step-relationships in porn titles were actually less common than depictions of blood relationships, with the majority of incest-themed titles describing sexual activity between immediate family members.
(Vera-Gray, McGlynn, Kureshi, & Butterby, 2021)
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Fast Fact #99
Porn is considered a supernormal stimulus.
(Hilton, 2013; Goodwin, Browne, & Rockloff, 2015)
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Fast Fact #21
Studies show that people who consume porn frequently are more likely to support sexual violence.
(Wright & Tokunaga, 2016; Seabrook, Ward, & Giaccardi, 2019)
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Fast Fact #79
65% of underage victims recruited online in 2020 active criminal sex trafficking cases were recruited through Facebook, while 14% were recruited through Instagram, and 8% were recruited through Snapchat.
(Feehs & Wheeler, 2021)
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  • Feehs, K., & Wheeler, A. C. (2021). 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report. Human Trafficking Institute. Retrieved from https://www.traffickinginstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2020-Federal-Human-Trafficking-Report-Low-Res.pdf
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Fast Fact #106
Research has shown that those who don’t consume porn report higher relationship quality—on every measure— than those who viewed pornography alone.
(Maddox, Rhoades, & Markman, 2011)
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Fast Fact #41
One review of 20 studies on the topic found that pornography consumption negatively impacts adolescents’ self-esteem and mental health.
(Koletić, 2017)
Research shows that mainstream porn featuring people of color often promotes racism by focusing on degrading stereotypes.
(Fritz, Malic, Paul, & Zhou, 2021; Zhou & Paul, 2016)
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Fast Fact #87
Research indicates that “hidden cam” videos are a common theme on porn sites, making it difficult to determine which videos are consensual and which are not.
(Vera-Gray, McGlynn, Kureshi, & Butterby, 2021)
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Fast Fact #89