Experimental effects of exposure to pornography: the moderating effect of personality and mediating effect of sexual arousal

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Experimental effects of exposure to pornography : the moderating effect of personality and mediating effect of sexual arousal. / Hald, Gert Martin; Malamuth, Neil N.

In: Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 44, No. 1, 01.2015, p. 99-109.

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Hald, GM & Malamuth, NN 2015, 'Experimental effects of exposure to pornography: the moderating effect of personality and mediating effect of sexual arousal', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-014-0291-5

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Hald, G. M., & Malamuth, N. N. (2015). Experimental effects of exposure to pornography: the moderating effect of personality and mediating effect of sexual arousal. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(1), 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-014-0291-5

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Hald GM, Malamuth NN. Experimental effects of exposure to pornography: the moderating effect of personality and mediating effect of sexual arousal. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2015 Jan;44(1):99-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-014-0291-5

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Hald, Gert Martin ; Malamuth, Neil N. / Experimental effects of exposure to pornography : the moderating effect of personality and mediating effect of sexual arousal. In: Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2015 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 99-109.

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