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Pornography Intended to arouse desire. One way to distinguish: Erotica: Soft core porn: Hard core: a) nonviolent b) Violent: c) rape: Child porn is fairly easy to define
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Prevalence : In the era of video: NHSLS survey: 23% of men, 11% women bought x rated video in past yr. 16% men, 4% women bought a magazine or book Internet era: 25% of total search engine requests, 8% of total emails,12% of total websites (1.3 million?). 20% of men admit accessing porn at work; 13% women 10% of adults admit having internet sexual addiction Response to porn : Causes vasocongestion in both men and women. But… Women rate romantic scenes as more sexually arousing than explicit scenes. Purely visual porn more appealing to males. Women are 2x more likely to be disgusted with visual. But many read erotica.
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Habituation occurs with repeated exposure. Does viewing create an appetite for stronger material? Consumers graduate from non-violent to other forms (Zillmann & Bryant 1984) Decreased response with greater exposure (Goodson et al. 2001 Stein et al., 2001). Contrast effects: may bolster dissatisfaction with the appearance and performance of present partners (Brown 2003) Zillmann (1989) even nonviolent porn loosens traditional family values by eroding responsibility for sex.
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Does Pornography cause violence ·What is the mechanism? Social learning theory: watching -> imitation? Conditioning:. pairs sexual arousal w/ portrayals of rape or degradation. How would pavlovian conditioning occur? Feminist theory: porn intensifies predisposition to rape in males and undermines inhibitions against acting out. How does porn undermine males’ inhibitions. 25-30% of males: “some likelihood that they would rape a woman if they could be assured that they would get away w/it. “ (so more likelihood if no inhibitions).
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Increase violent fantasies? Ex: Malamuth’s study: Randomly assigned to view either rape version or
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