Up to two-thirds of adolescents reports unwanted exposure to porn

Luder, M.T. et al. “Associations Between Online Pornography and Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents: Myth or Reality?” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2011) 40:1027.

Mitchell, K.J. et al. “Trends in Youth Reports of Sexual Solicitations, Harrassment, and Unwanted Exposure to Pornography on the Internet,” Journal of Adolescent Health (2007) 40:116.

Wolak, J. et al. “Unwanted and Wanted Exposure to Online Pornography in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users,” Pediatrics (2007) 119:247.

Pre-teens turn away from porn in disgust

Borg, C. et al. “Disgust Toward Sex-Relevant and Sex-Irrelevant Stimuli in Pre-, Early, and Middle Adolescence,” Journal of Sex Research (2019) 56:102.

Early porn exposure, early first intercourse

Kraus, S.W. and B. Russell. “Early Sexual Experiences: The Role of Internet Access and Sexually Explicit Material,” Cyberpsychology and Behavior (2008) 11:162.

Teen male sex abusers view porn

Burton, D.L. et al. “Comparison by Crime Type of Juvenile Delinquents on Pornography Exposure: The Absence of Relationships Between Exposure to Pornography and Sex Offense Characteristics,” Journal of Forensic Nursing (2010) 6:121.

Goldstein, M. et al. “Experience with Pornography: Rapists, Pedophiles, Homosexuals, Transsexuals, and Controls,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1971) 1:1.

The 20-year review of research on porn and adolescents

Peter, J. and P.M. Valkenburg. “Adolescents and Pornography: A Review of 20 Years of Research,” Journal of Sex Research (2016) 53:509.

Viewing violent porn is linked to a six-fold increase in sexual aggression

Ybarra, M.L. et al. “X-Rated Material and Perpetration of Sexually Aggressive Behavior Among Children and Adolescents: Is There a Link?” Aggressive Behavior (2011) 37:1.

Decline in the divorce rate: 1980-2015

https://www.bgsu.edu/ncfmr/resources/data/family-profiles/anderson-divorce-rate-us-geo-2015-fp-16-21.html

More porn, less sexism

Garos, S. et al. “Sexism and Pornography Use: Toward Explaining Past (Null) Results,” Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality (2004) 16:69.

Porn is not particularly associated with sexual risk-taking

Luder, M.T. et al. “Associations Between Online Pornography and Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents: Myth or Reality?” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2011) 40:1027.

Sinkovic, M. et al. “Revisiting the Association Between Pornography Use and Risky Sexual Behaviors: The Role of Early Exposure to Pornography and Sexual Sensation Seeking,” Journal of Sex Research (2013) 50:633.

Porn exposure early in life has no significantly harmful impact

Stulhofer, A. et al. “Pornography, Sexual Socialization, and Satisfaction Among Young Men,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2010) 39:168.

Hald, G.M. et al. “Does Viewing Explain Doing? Assessing the Association Between Sexually Explicit Materials and Sexual Behaviors in a Large Sample of Dutch Adolescents and Young Adults,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2013) 10:2986.

Teens know that porn is fantasy

Haggstrom-Nordin, E. et al. “’It’s Everywhere!’ Young Swedish People’s Thoughts and Reflections About Pornography,” Scandinavian Journal of the Caring Sciences (2006) 20:386.

Hald, G.M. et al. “Does Viewing Explain Doing? Assessing the Association Between Sexually Explicit Materials and Sexual Behaviors in a Large Sample of Dutch Adolescents and Young Adults,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2013) 10:2986.

Hald, G.M. and N.M Malamuth. “Self-Perceived Effects of Pornography Consumption,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2008) 37:614.

Mattebo, M. et al. “Hercules and Barbie? Reflections on the Influence of Pornography and It’s Spread in the Media and Society in Groups of Adolescents in Sweden,” European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care,” (2012) 17:40.

Long-term trends in teen birth rates

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db89.pdf

CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey—1997

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00054432.htm

CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey —2015

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Tavernise, S. “U.S. Fertility Rate Fell to a Record Low, for a Second Striaght Year,” New York Times, May 17, 2018.

Teen celibacy: Baby Boomers vs. Millennials

Twenge, J.M. et al. “Sexual Inactivity During Young Adulthood is More Common Among U.S. Millennials and iGen: Age, Period, and Cohort Effects on Having No Sexual Partners After Age 18,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2017) 46:433.

Porn leads to unrealistic sexual beliefs

Owens, E.W. et al. “The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research,” Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (2012) 19:99.

Porn Literacy class

Albury, K. “Porn AND Sex Education, Porn AS Sex Education,” Porn Studies (2014) 1:172.

Jones, M. “What Teenagers Learn from Online Porn,” New York Times Magazine, Feb. 7, 2018.