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The correlation between violent porn and objectification or rape could be that people who have this mindset tend to be more attracted to such porn instead of porn leads to it.
I would be horrified and disgusted, I don't even feel aroused by porn that is slightly on the tough side and am totally appalled and confused by ANY connection between sex and violence.
In the mid 90s i was a psych student in the honors program at a school in TN. For my honors thesis i decided to look at how internet porn affected male attitudes toward women, rape proclivity and attitudes toward interpersonal violence. I sampled
a little over 600 male students. ~93% had used net porn in the last year. From memory, about 80% of them had used "violent porn," where the woman was beaten, slapped etc. against her will at and about 60% had used rape porn. Here's what I found.
Those that used rape porn were more likely to both accept and self report forcing and coercing women to have sex. They were more likely to believe women enjoyed it, and we had 1 participant report he had raped several women. That was an undisguised
Q. Straight up "I have raped x number of women. Violent porn users were more likely to report slapping, punching, pushing, their GFs/spouses, and believing that was OK, but had strong anti-rape beliefs.
nonviolent consensual porn actually had the lowest rape and acceptance of violence against women. This was pretty interesting as their scores were significantly lower than nonporn users. I also found - like the TED - that it is a progression. The
Higher the % of porn used in masturbating, the higher the likelihood of progressing to violent porn usage, and then to rape. So, here's my view. Porn is ok. In fact in low doses it actually helps men develop positive attitudes toward women.
High usage is a problem though, and violent/rape porn is incredibly dangerous. The big challenge though is that once a male moves to that more "unique" form of porn, the old stuff is no longer exciting. So they seek more of the V/R variety until all
Their fantasies revolve around fulfilling that particular desire. Anyhow, that was my study. There's some funny parts like my meeting with the college ethics board to defend doing the study and bringing up snuff porn in 30 secs in a univ computer lab
The funniest thing about that was the person challenging my position on ready accessibility was on the committee that had just rolled out the U's new superstring firewall that was supposed to prevent all access to porn. I also had to meet with the
Pres of the U and assure him that I would not shoe anyone porn as part of the study. Paper was published, and I was cited a bunch through the 90s and early '00s. IMHO, the talk got more right than wrong.
I've heard some of what you said before, especially the old stuff getting boring and moving to "unique" stuff. That must've been excited having your study cited for that long
Not all of it.