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Research suggests that pornography can make young people more sexually illiterate —in other words, it’s actively spreading harmful misinformation about sex.
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(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
A UK survey found that 44% of males aged 11–16 who consumed pornography reported that online pornography gave them ideas about the type of sex they wanted to try.
(Bőthe, Tóth-Király, Bella, Potenza, Demetrovics, & Orosz, 2021)
According to a 2021 study, only 5.94% of porn-consuming respondents said that they watched porn because of a "lack of sexual satisfaction." In other words, the vast majority of porn consumers are watching porn for reasons other than their partner not being "enough."
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