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(Malcolm & Naufal, 2016)
According to a 2016 study, people who view porn regularly are less likely to get married than those who do not. Researchers suggest this may be because consumers see porn as a substitute for sexual gratification in a relationship.
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Fast Fact #38
(Szymanski, Feltman, & Dunn, 2015)
Research shows that even individuals who are accepting of pornography tend to experience psychological distress when their own partners consume pornography.
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Fast Fact #57
(Internet Watch Foundation, 2021)
The Internet Watch Foundation recently reported that during 2020, approximately 44% of all child sexual abuse material reported to the IWF involved self-generated material. That’s a 16% increase from 2019 when only a third of reports involved self-generated imagery.
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Fast Fact #65
(van Oosten & Vandenbosch, 2020)
Research shows that porn consumers are more likely to forward intimate images without consent. Researchers suggest this may be because regular porn consumers tend to develop sexually objectifying attitudes towards others.
(Feehs & Wheeler, 2021)
According to a report of prosecuted sex trafficking cases in the U.S., the majority of coercive tactics used by traffickers (59%) were non-physical, compared to 41% of tactics involving physical coercion.
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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 #70
(Feehs & Wheeler, 2021)
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.
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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
(Maddox, Rhoades, & Markman, 2011)
Research has shown that those who don’t consume porn report higher relationship quality—on every measure— than those who viewed pornography alone.
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Fast Fact #41
(Carroll, Busby, Willoughby, & Brown, 2017)
Only 4% of women who were casually dating men reported that their partner regularly consumed porn, when in reality, 50% of the men who were casually dating reported that they regularly consumed porn.
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Fast Fact #29
(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
Of the adolescents who had been exposed to porn, 28% were first exposed by accident, 19% were unexpectedly shown pornography by someone else, and only 19% searched for it intentionally, according to research by the NSPCC.
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Fast Fact #24