Porn consumption is associated with poorer body image.
(Tylka, 2015; Owens, Behun, Manning, & Reid, 2012)
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Fast Fact #20
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.
(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
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Fast Fact #24
According to studies analyzing the content of popular porn videos, at least 1 in 3 and as many as 9 in 10 porn videos depict sexual violence or aggression.
(Fritz, Malic, Paul, & Zhou, 2020; Bridges, Wosnitzer, Scharrer, Sun, & Liberman, 2010)
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Fast Fact #59
Research indicates that young people often feel pressured to imitate porn when having sex.
(Rothman, Kaczmarsky, Burke, Jansen, & Baughman, 2015)
A 2021 study analyzed videos from popular porn sites and found that porn featuring Black people tends to perpetuate harmful racist stereotypes, disproportionately emphasize violence and aggression, and often depicts Black people as “worse than objects.”
(Fritz, Malic, Paul, & Zhou, 2021)
1 in 3 underage teens report having seen nonconsensually shared nudes of other minors —which is legally considered “child pornography”.
(Thorn, 2020)
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Fast Fact #72