Using all modalities of pornography, 91.5% of men and 60.2% of women reported having consumed pornography in the past month, according to a recent study. Researchers investigated measurement issues relating to 4 key areas of pornography research simultaneously in a single data set: 1) differential endorsement across commonly used pornography consumption measures; 2) common modalities of pornography use (eg, pictures, videos); 3) function of pornography use; and 4) association of age and gender with the aforementioned. The sample (n=1,392) of US adults was collected using Amazon Mechanical Turk and included a much wider age range (ages 18–73) than in typical pornography research. They found:
- The 3 primary modalities of pornography consumed were written pornography, pictures, and videos.
- Videos were consumed most often, but women were much more likely to consume written pornography than men.
- The primary function of viewing pornography was to enhance masturbation, but notably there was endorsement of many other uses.
Solano I, Eaton NR, O’Leary KD. Pornography consumption, modality and function in a large internet sample. [Published online ahead of print October 25, 2018]. J Sex Res. doi:10.1080/00224499.2018.1532488.
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