Issues & Information
A resource website that provides the most accurate peer-reviewed research on the harm from pornography, along with relevant news and opinion. Learn more at www.pornharms.com
The Social Costs of Pornography: A Statement of Findings and Recommendations
The Witherspoon Institute has released The Social Costs of Pornography: A Statement of Findings and Recommendations, the fruit of an inquiry begun at a consultation held in Princeton, New Jersey. This consultation was the first multifaceted, multidisciplinary, scholarly exploration of pornography since the advent of the Internet. The proceedings, research and recommendations are available in booklet form and as a two-DVD set of the actual two-day meeting that assembled leading experts in several fields, including economics, psychology, sociology, and law to present a rigorously argued overview of pornography in today's society. Learn more at www.winst.org
Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use among Emerging Adults
Authors: Carroll, Jason S.; Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Nelson, Larry J.; Olson, Chad D.; McNamara Barry, Carolyn; Madsen, Stephanie D.
This study examined correlates of pornography acceptance and use within a normative (nonclinical) population of emerging adults (individuals aged 18-26). Participants included 813 university students (500 women; M age = 20 years) recruited from six college sites across the United States. Participants completed online questionnaires regarding their acceptance and use of pornography, as well as their sexual values and activity, substance use, and family formation values. The discussion considers the implications of pornography use during the transition to adulthood.
Published in the Journal of Adolescent Research. [learn more]