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(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
(Fritz, Malic, Paul, & Zhou, 2021; Zhou & Paul, 2016)
Research shows that mainstream porn featuring people of color often promotes racism by focusing on degrading stereotypes.
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Fast Fact #87
(Foubert & Bridges, 2017; Foubert, Brosi, & Bannon, 2011)
Research suggests that frequent porn consumers are more likely to victim-blame survivors of sexual violence.
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Fast Fact #103
(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
(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
(Rasmussen, 2016; Wright, Tokunaga, Kraus, & Klann, 2017)
Research shows that people who consume porn tend to later experience lower relationship satisfaction.
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Fast Fact #50
(Fritz, Malic, Paul, & Zhou, 2021)
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.”
(Tollini & Diamond-Welch, 2021)
While most porn consumers are generally unconcerned about the potential mistreatment of porn performers, about 70% of porn consumers who do learn about mistreatment in the porn industry take some form of action to combat it, including changing their porn habits.
(Taylor & Shrive, 2021)
According to a UK survey of over 22,000 adult women, 16% reported having been forced or coerced to perform sex acts the other person had seen in porn.
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Fast Fact #67
(Sniewski, Farvid, & Carter, 2018)
Research has found that therapy is an effective way to treat problematic pornography consumption.