Longitudinal, qualitative research has found that young people's narratives surrounding anal sex often encourage coercion, pain, and other risky behaviors, and that they often attribute these narratives to pornography, as it can normalize sexual behaviors and attitudes.
(Marston & Lewis, 2014)
Research has found that porn featuring Asian people often promotes racism by focusing on degrading stereotypes, including presenting Asian women as submissive objects.
(Zhou & Paul, 2016)
1 in 12 U.S. adults report that they have been victims of image-based abuse —sometimes called “revenge porn—and 1 in 20 report that they have been perpetrators of image-based abuse.
(Ruvalcaba & Eaton, 2020)
There is an ever-growing body of research showing that pornography addiction is very real.
(Love, Laier, Brand, Hatch, & Hajela, 2015; Gola, Wordecha, Sescousse, Lew-Starowicz, Kossowski, Wypych, Makeig, Potenza, & Marchewka, 2017)
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Fast Fact #6
According to a 2020 report, approximately 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys aged 13-17 report sharing their own nudes, despite the fact that those images are legally considered “child pornography”.
(Thorn, 2020)
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Fast Fact #71
According to a 2018 study of "child porn" victims, survivors reported that the images of their abuse caused different problems than the sexual abuse itself, including distress over being recognized from the images.
(Gewirtz-Meydan, Walsh, Wolak, & Finkelhor, 2018)
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Fast Fact #77
Qualitative research reveals that young women often feel pressured to play out the “scripts” their male partners had learned from porn —they feel badgered into having sex in uncomfortable positions, faking sexual responses, and consenting to unpleasant or painful acts.
(Rothman, Kaczmarsky, Burke, Jansen, & Baughman, 2015)
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Fast Fact #88
Porn consumers tend to be less committed to their partners.
(Lambert, Negash, Stillman, Olmstead, & Fincham, 2012; Rasmussen, 2016)
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Fast Fact #51