Title

Internet pornography use and sexual motivation: A systematic review and integration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-20-2019

Publication Title

Annals of the International Communication Association

Volume

43

Issue

2

First page number:

117

Last page number:

155

Abstract

Pornography use is a common activity in the developed world. This work consolidates research about pornography use into an organizational structure that is relevant to sexual motivation more broadly. To accomplish this, a comprehensive review of research is conducted, examining personality, emotional, and attitudinal associates and predictors of pornography use, as well as behaviours, attitudes, and motivations that are associated with or predicted by pornography use. Reviewing over 130 studies, the present work demonstrates that pornography is most often consumed for pleasure-seeking purposes, that it associated with increases in casual or impersonal approaches to sexuality, and that it predicts more pleasure-oriented approaches to sexual behaviour. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Keywords

Sexual motivation; Pleasure seeking; Motivation; Media effects; Pornography use; Sexual drive

Disciplines

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychiatry and Psychology

Language

English

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