A Profile of Pornography Users in Australia: Findings From the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

  title={A Profile of Pornography Users in Australia: Findings From the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships},
  author={Chris Rissel and Juliet Richters and Richard O. de Visser and Alan McKee and Anna Yeung and Theresa Caruana},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={227 - 240}
There are societal concerns that looking at pornography has adverse consequences among those exposed. However, looking at sexually explicit material could have educative and relationship benefits. This article identifies factors associated with looking at pornography ever or within the past 12 months for men and women in Australia, and the extent to which reporting an “addiction” to pornography is associated with reported bad effects. Data from the Second Australian Study of Health and… 
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