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Violence Against Women. 2011 Oct;17(10):1313-26. doi: 10.1177/1077801211424555. Epub 2011 Oct 13.

Watching pornography: gender differences, violence and victimization. An exploratory study in Italy.

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Department of Psychology, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. romito@univ.trieste.it

Abstract

The aims of this article are to analyze exposure to pornography, its content, and the associations between victimization and pornography in a sample of 303 students (49.2% female). The questionnaire included questions on pornography exposure, psychological and physical family violence, and sexual violence. Almost all male students and 67% of female students had ever watched pornography; 42% and 32%, respectively, had watched violence against women. Female students exposed to family psychological violence and to sexual violence were significantly more likely to watch pornography, especially violent pornography than those who had not been exposed. No such association was found among male students.

PMID:
21997464
DOI:
10.1177/1077801211424555
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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