Development and implications of pornography use: a narrative review

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Binnie, J. and Reavey, Paula (2019). Development and implications of pornography use: a narrative review. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. 35 (2), pp. 178-194. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2019.1635250
AuthorsBinnie, J. and Reavey, Paula
Abstract

Pornography use is widespread and as such may have potential effects on the individuals that view it and on society itself. The question of whether pornography is harmful warrants investigation. A non-systematic narrative review of research literature pertaining to pornography was undertaken. Taking a historical and social perspective on pornography, the developments and implications of pornography use are critically analysed. How much pornography is currently used, who uses it and why is presented. The potential effects of pornography on the individual and on society are also described. From reviewing the literature it can be suggested that standard hardcore pornography on the whole is not currently harmful, however there are not many benefits associated with it. Research suggests that pornography is not harmful for the individual, however, like any substance or behaviour when taken to excess there may be problems that arise; a subsequent paper focuses on this important and under researched phenomena.

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Sexual and Relationship Therapy on 03/07/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14681994.2019.1635250

KeywordsClinical Psychology; Psychiatry and Mental health
Year2019
JournalSexual and Relationship Therapy
Journal citation35 (2), pp. 178-194
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN1468-1994
1468-1749
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2019.1635250
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14681994.2019.1635250
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Deposited28 Jun 2019
Accepted20 Jun 2019
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