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.
(Rothman, Kaczmarsky, Burke, Jansen, & Baughman, 2015)
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Fast Fact #46
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
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.
(Maddox, Rhoades, & Markman, 2011)
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Fast Fact #42
Women whose partners consume porn tend to experience more psychological distress, feel more objectified, have poorer body image, and are even more likely to develop eating disorder symptoms.
(Tylka & Kroon Van Diest, 2015)
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Fast Fact #40
A 2016 meta-analysis of 22 studies from seven countries found that internationally, the consumption of pornography was significantly associated with increases in sexual aggression, both verbally and physically among males and females alike.
(Wright, Tokunaga, & Kraus, 2016)
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Fast Fact #86
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.
(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
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Fast Fact #56
While many LGBTQ+ youth turn to porn to learn more about their own sexuality, porn often fetishizes, misrepresents, and exploits LGBTQ+ people in damaging ways.
(Harvey, 2020)
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Fast Fact #81
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.
(Wéry & Billieux, 2016)
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Fast Fact #4
While not all porn features physical violence, even non-violent porn has been shown to be associated with negative effects like increased sexual aggression
(Wright, Tokunaga, & Kraus, 2016)
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Fast Fact #83
Research shows that people who consume porn tend to later experience lower relationship satisfaction.
(Rasmussen, 2016; Wright, Tokunaga, Kraus, & Klann, 2017)
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Fast Fact #50