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(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
A UK survey found that 44% of males aged 11–16 who consumed pornography reported that online pornography gave them ideas about the type of sex they wanted to try.
(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
(Lambert, Negash, Stillman, Olmstead, & Fincham, 2012; Rasmussen, 2016)
Porn consumers tend to be less committed to their partners.
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Fast Fact #51
(Szymanski & Stewart-Richardson, 2014)
Despite porn’s promise of improving consumers’ sex lives, research shows that consuming porn is associated with decreased sexual satisfaction.
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Fast Fact #49
(Thorn, 2020)
1 in 3 underage teens report having seen nonconsensually shared nudes of other minors —which is legally considered “child pornography”.
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Fast Fact #72
(Gewirtz-Meydan, Walsh, Wolak, & Finkelhor, 2018)
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.
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Fast Fact #77
(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
(Rothman, Beckmeyer, Herbenick, Fu, Dodge, & Fortenberry, 2021)
Results of a survey of young adults show that 1 in 4 (24.5%) listed pornography as the most helpful source to learn how to have sex.
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Fast Fact #26
(Thorn, 2020)
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”.
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Fast Fact #71
(Maddox, Rhoades, & Markman, 2011)
In comparison to couples who never viewed porn, a 2011 study found that those who watched porn alone reported twice the rate of cheating, and individuals who viewed porn alone and with their partners reported three times the rate of cheating.
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Fast Fact #42
(Hald, Malamuth, & Lange, 2013; Seabrook, Ward, & Giaccardi, 2019)
Research indicates that porn can fuel sexist attitudes in porn consumers.
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Fast Fact #92
(Young, 2013)
Research assessing the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treating porn addiction found that “over 95% of clients were able to manage symptoms at the end of the twelve weeks and 78% sustained recovery six months following treatment.”
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Fast Fact #13
(Park, Wilson, Berger, Christman, Reina, Bishop, Klam, & Doan, 2016; Sun, Bridges, Johnson, & Ezzell, 2016)
Some frequent porn consumers can become so accustomed to the exaggerated forms of sex they see in porn, that they may have a difficult time becoming aroused in real-life sexual encounters unless porn is also present.
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Fast Fact #48
(International Labour Organization, 2017)
Of the approximately 24.9 million trafficking victims globally, an estimated 4.8 million—about 19%—are trafficked for sex, and more than 1 in 5 sex trafficking victims—an estimated 21%—are children, according to the International Labour Office.
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Fast Fact #69