Child sexual abuse material (also known as child pornography) is a more rampant issue than ever before, and is growing at alarming rates
(Keller & Dance, 2019)
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Fast Fact #76
Research shows that people who consume porn frequently are more likely to objectify and dehumanize others.
(Skorska, Hodson, & Hoffarth, 2018; Zhou, Liu, Yan, & Paul, 2021)
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Fast Fact #75
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
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
Despite porn’s promise of improving consumers’ sex lives, research shows that consuming porn is associated with decreased sexual satisfaction.
(Szymanski & Stewart-Richardson, 2014)
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Fast Fact #49
Research shows that even individuals who are accepting of pornography tend to experience psychological distress when their own partners consume pornography.
(Szymanski, Feltman, & Dunn, 2015)
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Fast Fact #57
Studies consistently show that porn is linked to lower relationship satisfaction and lower relationship quality.
(Wright, Tokunaga, Kraus, & Klann, 2017; Perry, 2020)
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Fast Fact #39
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
Research indicates that young people often feel pressured to imitate porn when having sex.
(Rothman, Kaczmarsky, Burke, Jansen, & Baughman, 2015)