These 3 Studies Show How Pornography Affects Teens

Although there are hundreds upon hundreds of studies exploring the effects of pornography, only a small portion of them analyze porn’s potential effects on teenagers or kids.

That’s partly because it can be understandably difficult to get approval to study minors, but regardless, it’s estimated that 84.4% of 14 to 18-year-old males and 57% of 14 to 18-year-old females have viewed pornography, according to a nationally representative survey of U.S. teens.Wright, P. J., Paul, B., & Herbenick, D. (2021). Preliminary insights from a U.S. probability sample on adolescents’ pornography exposure, media psychology, and sexual aggression. J.Health Commun., 1-8. doi:10.1080/10810730.2021.1887980COPY 


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