Full Text

Pornography Use across the Life-Span

Jochen Peter


Subject Sociology
Communication and Development » Developmental Communication

Key-Topics pornography

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405131995.2008.x


Extract

Throughout the years, intense legal, political, and academic discussions have centered upon the use of pornography and its implications (→  Pornography, Media Law on ; Sex and Pornography as Media Content: Feminist Perspectives ). Currently, these discussions have been revived because the →  Internet provides not only adults but also adolescents and children with free and anonymous access to pornography (→  Sex and Pornography Online ). The easy availability of pornographic material for all age groups has raised questions about the extent to which people of different age groups are exposed to such material. Although research on the issue is scarce, the existing studies suggest that younger people use pornography more often than older people ( Buzzell 2005 ; Janghorbani et al. 2003 ; Traeen et al. 2004 ). This particularly applies to males – exposure to pornography is generally much more common among males than among females ( Laumann et al. 1994 ). Young male adults and, with the advent of the Internet, also male adolescents seem to be the most frequent users of pornography. Exposure to pornography declines somewhat among people older than 30 years. People who are older than 60 are the least frequent users of pornographic materials. This age gap also shows in the fact that people older than 60 years are less likely than young adults to have ever been exposed to pornographic ... log in or subscribe to read full text

Log In

You are not currently logged-in to Blackwell Reference Online

If your institution has a subscription, you can log in here:

 

     Forgotten your password?

Find out how to subscribe.

Your library does not have access to this title. Please contact your librarian to arrange access.


[ access key 0 : accessibility information including access key list ] [ access key 1 : home page ] [ access key 2 : skip navigation ] [ access key 6 : help ] [ access key 9 : contact us ] [ access key 0 : accessibility statement ]

Blackwell Publishing Home Page

Blackwell Reference Online ® is a Blackwell Publishing Inc. registered trademark
Technology partner: Semantico Ltd.

Blackwell Publishing and its licensors hold the copyright in all material held in Blackwell Reference Online. No material may be resold or published elsewhere without Blackwell Publishing's written consent, save as authorised by a licence with Blackwell Publishing or to the extent required by the applicable law.

Back to Top