The Importance of Individual Differences in Pornography Use: Theoretical Perspectives and Implications for Treating Sexual Offenders

@article{Kingston2009TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Individual Differences in Pornography Use: Theoretical Perspectives and Implications for Treating Sexual Offenders},
  author={Drew A. Kingston and Neil M Malamuth and Paul Fedoroff and William L. Marshall},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={216 - 232}
}
This article reviews the extant literature regarding pornography's influence on antisocial attitudes, sexual arousal, and sexually aggressive behavior in both noncriminal and criminal samples. The article concludes that when examined in the context of multiple, interacting factors, the findings are highly consistent across experimental and nonexperimental studies and across differing populations in showing that pornography use can be a risk factor for sexually aggressive outcomes, principally… 
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