A literature review of studies into the prevalence and frequency of men's pornography use

Miller, Dan J., Raggatt, Peter T.F., and McBain, Kerry (2020) A literature review of studies into the prevalence and frequency of men's pornography use. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 15 (4). pp. 502-529.

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Abstract

This review aims to provide information on the prevalence and frequency of adult males' pornography use. It appears, the majority (> 80%) of adult men have accessed pornography at some point, and in the past year (40–70%). Around half of younger men (25 or under) are weekly consumers. Pornography use tapers-off with age. Relatively few (<10%) younger men have accessed violent pornography in the past year. The Internet is the primary method of access. Pornography use is associated with masturbation; use during partnered sex is less common. Differences in consumption rates between heterosexual and gay and bisexual men are discussed.

Item ID: 64624
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1554-6128
Keywords: pornography, sexually explicit material, men, prevalence
Copyright Information: © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The Author Accepted Manuscript of this article is available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU after 13 October 2021.
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 01:46
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520505 Social psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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