Pornography

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Gert Martin Hald, Neil Malamuth

The following is a review of pornography consumption patterns and effects of pornography on attitudes, cognitions, and behaviors. The review shows that pornography is widely circulated and used; predominately nonviolent pornography is used; main media outlets for consumption are the Internet, videos/DVDs, television, and magazines; and most often pornography is watched at home, either alone or with a regular sexual partner. Further, although causality cannot be conclusively established, an increasing amount of diverse empirical evidence suggests a variety of associations between pornography and certain cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors for a subgroup of users. This implies that possible links between pornography and certain cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors are moderated by individual and contextual differences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
EditorsJames Wright
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2015
Edition2
Pages613–618
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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