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(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
Over 46% of young people reported that they saw online porn for the first time when it just “popped up”, and 22% reported that someone else showed it to them when they weren’t expecting it.
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Fast Fact #23
(Rothman, Kaczmarsky, Burke, Jansen, & Baughman, 2015)
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.
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Fast Fact #88
(Wéry & Billieux, 2016)
In a 2016 study, researchers found that 46.9% of respondents reported that, over time, they began watching pornography that had previously disinterested or even disgusted them.
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Fast Fact #4
(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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Fast Fact #56
(Wright & Tokunaga, 2016; Seabrook, Ward, & Giaccardi, 2019)
Studies show that people who consume porn frequently are more likely to support sexual violence.
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Fast Fact #79
(Sniewski, Farvid, & Carter, 2018)
Research has found that therapy is an effective way to treat problematic pornography consumption.
(Volkow, Koob, & McLellan, 2016)
Some experts have determined four major brain changes common to addicted brains—sensitization, desensitization, hypofrontality, and a malfunctioning stress system— all of which can be found in cases of pornography consumption.
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Fast Fact #15
(Feehs & Wheeler, 2021)
83% of active 2020 sex trafficking cases involved online solicitation, which is overwhelmingly the most common tactic traffickers use to solicit sex buyers.
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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 #104
(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
(Foubert & Bridges, 2017; Foubert, Brosi, & Bannon, 2011)
Research suggests that frequent porn consumers are less likely to intervene during a sexual assault.
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Fast Fact #102