Porn viewers more likely to rape, sexually harass, use threats to “obtain sex”: massive study

LiteSite News 7 January 2016
A massive analysis spanning seven countries has found that people who view pornography are more likely to be physically or verbally aggressive than those who do not.

Those who report that they watch porn are more likely to rape, sexually harass, or use threats and intimidation to “obtain sex” than those who do not, the study found.

“Consumption of pornography was associated with an increased likelihood of committing actual acts of sexual aggression,” according to the report, which was published in the Journal of Communication on December 29.

Researchers from Indiana University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa performed a meta-analysis of 22 studies from around the globe.

“The accumulated data leave little doubt that, on the average, individuals who consume pornography more frequently are more likely to hold attitudes conducive to sexual aggression and engage in actual acts of sexual aggression than individuals who do not consume pornography or who consume pornography less frequently,” they wrote.

Significantly, they found that it made no difference whether the porn consumer was male or female – and whether the content was viewed on the internet or another medium.

They found that, while “associations were stronger for verbal than physical sexual aggression,” both “were significant.”
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