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Erotica, Pornography, and Behavior: A Critical Review Professor William Fisher Department of Psychology Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Western Ontario London Ontario Center for Health Intervention and Prevention University of Connecticut Storrs Connecticut
“There is no sexual aberration, no perverse act,however frightful that is not photographically represented today.”Ivan Bloch M.D., 1902
Pornography revenue of $13 billion in the Unites States. Pornography revenue of $93 billion worldwide. 80% of pornography users do not even pay for their access. 244 million pages of pornography sited in the Unites States. 28,000 searches for pornography per second! Pervasiveness increasing yearly. Lambert, et al ., J Social and Clinical Psych, 2012. “It’s Everywhere”Sexual Science and Pornography
“It’s Dangerous”“…Meta-analyses of the experimental literature show that exposure to both nonviolent pornography and violent pornography affects both aggressive attitudes and behaviors…”Malamuth et al., Annual Review of Sex Research, 2000 Sexual Science and Pornography
Psychological Theories Point to Possible Negative Effects of Pornography Observational learning theory Acquiring potential patterns of behavior Social learning theory Acquiring potential patterns of behavior and expectations of consequences of behavior Classical conditioning Conditioning arousal to new sexual cues Script theory Learning new sexual scripts
Defining Pornography: Legal Definitions of Obscenity
Criminal Code of Canada: Obscenity 159.2 Everyone commits an offense who knowingly, without lawful justification a) sells, exposes to the public view, or has in his possession any obscene written matter, picture, phonograph record, or other thing whatsoever…“Obscenity: any publication, the dominant characteristic of whichis the undue exploitation of sex In practice, boils down to arguments concerning harm to individuals or society.
Criminal Code of Canada: Child Pornography Possessing, making, or distributing any material that shows a person under 18 or who is depicted as being under 18 engaging in sexual activity or shows their genitals for a sexual purpose unless the material has artistic merit or education, scientific, or medical purpose.
Defining Pornography: Emotional Definitions of Obscenity
Defining Pornography: Emotional Definitions of Pornography Negative Affect Males Females Low High Low High Positive AffectLow 6.60 5.70 4.28 9.00 High 1.38 10.50 3.42 9.66 Number of 19 sexually explicit slides judge “obscene”is a function of positive and negative affective responses (for males) and negative affective responses (for women). Byrne, Fisher, Lamberth, & Mitchell, JPSP, 1973.
Defining Pornography: Consequences of Labeling Fisher & Byrne, JASP, 1978.
Erotica Sexually explicit materials that portray and endorse consensual sexual activity.

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