Keeping Abreast of Hypersexuality: A Video Game Character Content Analysis

@article{Downs2010KeepingAO,
  title={Keeping Abreast of Hypersexuality: A Video Game Character Content Analysis},
  author={Edward Downs and Stacy L. Smith},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2010},
  volume={62},
  pages={721-733}
}
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