The selected journal article abstracts below represent research on the harms of pornography use. Pornography harms children and young people in numerous ways, including:
- Poor mental health
- Sexism and objectification
- Sexual aggression and violence
- Child-on-child sexual abuse
- Shaping sexual behaviors
The literature varies in its ability to show if pornography directly causes mental health issues or instead conditions are correlational (existed prior to viewing); or a combination of both. However, the literature consistently links the viewing of violent pornography to increased tendencies for sexually aggressive behavior. These studies identify significant areas that require action to prevent harms in children and young people’s health, mental health, physical safety, and well being, and as part of a broader societal effort to prevent violence against women. Each abstract is #hashtagged with relevant areas explored by the research.
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