TITLE

Exposure to Sexually Explicit Material and Variations in Body Esteem, Genital Attitudes, and Sexual Esteem among a Sample of Canadian Men

AUTHOR(S)
Morrison, Todd G.; Ellis, Shannon R.; Morrison, Melanie A.; Bearden, Anomi; Harriman, Rebecca L.
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Men's Studies;Spring2006, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p209
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Most research on sexually explicit material (SEM) uses a harm-based discourse, a central tenet of which is that pornographic media deleteriously affect male viewers' attitudes and behaviours toward women. Consequently, minimal attention has been directed toward examining associations between men's exposure to SEM and their self-perceptions in terms of physical appearance and sexual functioning. To investigate this topic, 188 men attending a comprehensive college in Alberta, Canada, were given a questionnaire measuring exposure to various pornographic media and three forms of esteem (sexual, genital, and body). As predicted, significant negative correlations were obtained between exposure to pornographic imagery on the Internet and levels of genital and sexual esteem. Limitations of the current study and directions for future research are provided.
ACCESSION #
20913799

 

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