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COM 492PORN!!Lance Rintamaki, PhDDepartment of CommunicationAssociate Professor& Director of Undergraduate StudiesUniversity at BuffaloThe State University of New York343 Baldy HallBuffalo, NY 14260(716) 645-1158[email protected]
Defining Porn and Sexually Explicit MaterialsDefining what constitutes pornography proves more challenging than one might expect and has evolved over the years in a variety of ways“Sexually explicit media that primarily are intended to arouse the viewer sexually” (Malamuth & Huppin, 2005)“The description of, or pictures of, naked or nearly naked bodies in genital contact” (Traeen, Nilsen, & Stigum, 2006)
Defining Porn and Sexually Explicit MediaRather than “Porn,” some prefer “sexually explicit media” More neutral term Distinguishing more visually explicit sexual content from most mainstream sexual content that does not include depictions of genitals or genital contact (Brown & D’Engle, 2009)“Sexually explicit content” encompasses a considerable range Everything from rather traditional heterosexual sexual behavior to multiple sexual partners, coercion, and nontraditional sex, including bestiality and sadomasochism (Brosius, Weaver, & Staab, 1993)
Ubiquity of PornErotic and pornographic content have gone mainstream Cable, satellite television, and the internet present X-rated content that is readily accessible (Roberts & Foehr, 2004)The Internet and other new media technologies (e.g., digital cameras and cell phones) have made sexually explicit materials more accessible than ever beforeAppetite for sexually explicit media has been a primary driver for the

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