Enjoyment, Exploration and Education: Understanding the Consumption of Pornography among Young Men with Non-Exclusive Sexual Orientations.

Wignall, L. and McCormack, M., 2016. Enjoyment, Exploration and Education: Understanding the Consumption of Pornography among Young Men with Non-Exclusive Sexual Orientations. Sociology, 51 (5), 975 - 991.

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DOI: 10.1177/0038038516629909

Abstract

This qualitative research examines the influence of pornography consumption on young men with non-exclusive sexual orientations. Drawing on 35 in-depth interviews with men from an elite university in the Northeastern United States, we examine how pornography was experienced as a leisure activity to be consumed in free time. Rather than focusing on the potential harms of pornography, we use an inductive analytic approach to explore the broader range of experiences that participants had, since the time they first consumed pornography. We also demonstrate that pornography had educational benefits for our participants, related to their sexual desires, emerging sexual identities and for developing new sexual techniques. This study is part of a growing body of research that seeks to develop a holistic understanding of pornography in society, addressing the absence of the lived experience of the consumer in most pornography research.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1469-8684
Uncontrolled Keywords:Consumption ; Leisure ; Men ; Porn ; Pornography ; Sexuality
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30529
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:29 Mar 2018 08:31
Last Modified:29 Mar 2018 15:41

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