Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update

  title={Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update},
  author={Ana J. Bridges and Robert Wosnitzer and Erica Scharrer and Chyng Feng Sun and Rachael Anne Liberman},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={1065 - 1085}
This current study analyzes the content of popular pornographic videos, with the objectives of updating depictions of aggression, degradation, and sexual practices and comparing the study’s results to previous content analysis studies. Findings indicate high levels of aggression in pornography in both verbal and physical forms. Of the 304 scenes analyzed, 88.2% contained physical aggression, principally spanking, gagging, and slapping, while 48.7% of scenes contained verbal aggression… 

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