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A University of Montreal study looked at the porn watching habits of men. As the researchers could not find any 20 year old males who didn't watch porn, they focused on those who did. They found that men, both in relationships and single regularly watched porn.  (Source: Alltop)

Another new study says that a third of people "sext" -- send explicit picture messages. Half of those who do it think its normal and healthy, while the others think it's sick, but do it anyhow.  (Source: Gizmodo)
The sexual revolution continues with the help of the internet and modern technology

The "sexual revolution" began in the 1960s when oral contraceptives saw FDA approval for the first time, reducing the risk of unwanted pregnancy.  Since then society has struggled to keep up with a variety of sexual changes, such as growing acceptance of fetishes, alternate sexual orientations, and sexual entertainment.

Two new studies examine how technology has impacted the tail end of the sexual revolution, which is occurring today.  The first, looks at the pornography viewing habits of males in their 20s.  The study wanted to compare males who watched porn to those who didn't indulge.  However, the researchers were unable to find a man who had not be exposed to pornography.

Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse a researcher at the University of Montreal and leader of the study, comments, "We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography.  We couldn't find any."

Undeterred, the researchers thrust ahead, and examined the habits of men who did watch pornography, which, as former presidential candidate Sarah Palin would say, was "all of them."  Of the 20 heterosexual males who participated in the study, the average age for the first time viewing porn was 10 years old.  Approximately 90 percent of the porn viewed, by the participants' estimations, came from online sources, while 10 percent came from old-fashioned adult entertainment stores.

There were slight differences between the viewing habits of single men and men in a relationship.  Single men indulged for 40 minutes, three times a week, while those in relationships watched it 1.7 times a week for around 20 minutes.  The study found that the porn did nothing to alter the men's sexual preferences, as they quickly discarded material they found offensive.  Comments Professor Lajenesse, "Not one subject had a pathological sexuality.  In fact, all of their sexual practices were quite conventional. Pornography hasn't changed their perception of women or their relationship, which they all want to be as harmonious and fulfilling as possible"

Another intriguing study was performed by MTV, who asked participants a variety of questions on the growing practice of "sexting" -- sending explicit pictures of oneself or others to friends or significant others.  Of the participants, one third said they sexted at least once.  Another interesting tidbit of information revealed by the study is that approximately 1 in 6 (17 percent) of those who received sexts forwarded them to someone else.  Also interesting was that half of those who sexted thought the practice was normal and healthy, while the others found it disgusting and wrong, but for some reason were doing it anyways. 

Those looking to jump on the emerging sexting sexual revolution should beware as they may find a sticky legal mess on their hands.  Sexting with underage individuals, even if you are underage yourself can result in you being charged for sex offenses.  Several teenage boys have been labeled as sex offenders, been kicked out of jobs and colleges, and found their futures destroyed after being caught sexting and charged.


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Stupid study
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 12/4/2009 3:35:31 PM , Rating: 5
Seriously, we need to take time, money, and other resources to research this topic? REALLY?

What's next? Do men really like boobs? If a tiger crashes his SUV into a tree late at night, does it make a sound?




RE: Stupid study
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/4/2009 3:37:14 PM , Rating: 5
Yes and Yes


RE: Stupid study
By dagamer34 on 12/4/2009 3:41:09 PM , Rating: 4
Common science isn't scientifically proven until a PhD gets money studying it! :)


RE: Stupid study
By Drag0nFire on 12/4/2009 3:54:02 PM , Rating: 5
And with only 20 people in the study, you can't even make any decent conclusions. I'm wondering exactly where she got her PhD.


RE: Stupid study
By jonmcc33 on 12/4/2009 4:27:21 PM , Rating: 2
She probably gave up after 20/20 stated they had. Of course I doubt she interviewed any Amish people or went to any 3rd world foreign country that don't have the internet or TV.

Interview any red blooded American heterosexual male that has a TV or internet and it will most likely be 100%.


RE: Stupid study
By mcnabney on 12/4/2009 4:53:49 PM , Rating: 2
This concerned me:
quote:
Of the 20 heterosexual males who participated in the study, the average age for the first time viewing porn was 10 years old


What are they calling porn. I may have seen playboys, penthouses, and 'photography' books when I was little, but I don't think I even saw real pornography (penetration) until late in high school. Hell, I actually had sex before seeing it. Of course I am 38 and maybe things changed in the 90s.


RE: Stupid study
By Taft12 on 12/4/2009 4:56:19 PM , Rating: 5
I'm less than 10 years younger than you, but younger enough to know that the internet changed EVERYTHING compared to the way you experienced it. Things changed in the 90s.


RE: Stupid study
By headbox on 12/4/2009 8:34:48 PM , Rating: 3
Exactly. I saw porn about 4 years AFTER I had sex. My brother saw it about 4 years BEFORE.


RE: Stupid study
By Xavi3n on 12/4/2009 8:42:23 PM , Rating: 5
Certainly, I remember when I was 12, slowly downloading a picture of a naked woman on my 28k modem.

Things have only got faster and more explicit from there.


RE: Stupid study
By StevoLincolnite on 12/4/2009 11:32:19 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Certainly, I remember when I was 12, slowly downloading a picture of a naked woman on my 28k modem.


Lucky! I was stuck using a 14.4k modem because I couldn't afford a 28.8k modem at the time, I used that brick even when 56k modems came out and even Broadband, playing StarCraft over Battle.net was flawless on it, even back then though.

Back in the 1990's we didn't have streaming-video websites like Youtube, and watching streaming video was a frustrating experience at the best of times. - In the end you would download a 1-5mb file, wait half an hour to an hour for it to download before watching.

There were no Colored screen mobile phones widely available and cheap either.

I can imagine the possibilities that Teenagers are able to get up to with Pornography these days. - But in the end it's all natural.


RE: Stupid study
By mindless1 on 12/5/2009 2:14:03 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think they changed THAT much. Think about it, how many 10 year olds in '99 were downloading porn, and not only that, some younger, prior to '99 keeping in mind they're 20 now. The average kid didn't even have access to a PC except at school or a library around '90, and not windows, pre-GUI days so was it B&W ASCII porn? lol

BUT, I suspect this terrible "study" didn't even clarify that pics of nudity is not porn. Playboy, (back in the day of magazines at least) != porn.

In the middle '90s, these is just no way the average 10 year old was savvy enough to get on a BBS with a dialup modem and get what we consider today to be pron.

... makes me wonder what their agenda was, besides trying to look busy and get attention for their lil "study". Funding money perhaps?


RE: Stupid study
By Helbore on 12/6/2009 4:57:27 PM , Rating: 4
There was no Windows on PCs in '99? Did Bill Gates screw up when he named Windows 95 or something?


RE: Stupid study
By bupkus on 12/5/2009 9:05:22 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
red blooded American heterosexual male

Hmm, it used to be just "red blooded American male", but now this mythological creature must be heterosexual? How times have changed.


RE: Stupid study
By just4U on 12/6/2009 5:39:42 AM , Rating: 2
Well it was allways assumed that they were Heterosexual but these days you sort of have to spell it out ... just to be clear. You know?


RE: Stupid study
By nineball9 on 12/4/2009 6:55:39 PM , Rating: 4
Simon est un homme.


RE: Stupid study
By nineball9 on 12/4/2009 6:37:31 PM , Rating: 5
Jason is sensationalizing again. The study was not done to learn the frequency of porn viewing by adolescents.

“'The objective of my work is to observe the impact of pornography on the sexuality of men, and how it shapes their perception of men and women,'
says Lajeunesse."

"Lajeunesse refutes the perverse effect often attributed to pornography. 'Aggressors don't need pornography to be violent and addicts can be addicted to drugs, alcohol, gaming and asocial cases are pathological. If pornography had the impact that many claim it has, you would just have to show heterosexual films to a homosexual to change his sexual orientation.'”

The researcher is trying to debunk some views held by many including some politicians and law enforcement personnel the US. These people don't follow your "common science" (or common sense).

http://www.nouvelles.umontreal.ca/udem-news/news-d...


RE: Stupid study
By 1prophet on 12/6/09, Rating: 0
RE: Stupid study
By roykahn on 12/7/2009 4:45:52 AM , Rating: 3
Yes, you're quite right. Women in relationships can get quite upset with their man if he secretly watches porn. It's best not to keep this sort of thing hidden as it reduces trust between partners. Men can also distance themselves a little from their woman via porn. It's best to share this kinda stuff with each other.

This study is hardly a new thing. There's a very good book called "The Porn Trap" that goes into a lot of detail about the effects of porn watching. I wish there was more education on the subject seeing how much of a role it plays in our lives and the size of the porn business. It's still a bit of a taboo subject in many walks of life. It should be discussed in a mature way so that we can appreciate the effect it can have on both balanced people and unbalanced people.


RE: Stupid study
By bupkus on 12/5/2009 9:01:10 AM , Rating: 3
What is "common science"?

I think it used to be called "common sense".
I think we should unleash a PhD candidate on this topic.


RE: Stupid study
By Anoxanmore on 12/4/2009 3:40:08 PM , Rating: 4
Yes we do, and I want to be one of the people that gets to ask people if they like porn. :D


RE: Stupid study
By walk2k on 12/4/2009 4:59:46 PM , Rating: 4
In other news, water is wet, the sky is blue, and Santa Claus isn't real.


RE: Stupid study
By Anoxanmore on 12/4/2009 5:27:46 PM , Rating: 4
Santa Claus isn't real? *tears up* *sniff* T.T


RE: Stupid study
By teng029 on 12/4/2009 6:52:52 PM , Rating: 3
there is no Easter Bunny!!!


RE: Stupid study
By AssBall on 12/4/2009 8:27:20 PM , Rating: 5
Sure there is. She wears a thong and garter belt and lives at Hugh Heffner's house.


RE: Stupid study
By wifiwolf on 12/5/2009 12:16:12 AM , Rating: 3
No dude, that's AllYear Bunny.


RE: Stupid study
By Sungpooz on 12/7/2009 8:25:28 AM , Rating: 2
Couldn't you have waited until *after* Christmas?

You probably made Jason Mick cry.


RE: Stupid study
By ZmaxDP on 12/4/2009 5:48:53 PM , Rating: 2
Only if I get to be one of the participants in the "do men like boobs" trials...


RE: Stupid study
By MozeeToby on 12/4/2009 6:15:09 PM , Rating: 4
What do you expect for a study put out by the "Maximegalon Institute of Slowly and Painfully Working Out the Surprisingly Obvious (MISPWOSO), site of the famous Herring Sandwich experiments, where a robot was tricked into an infinite loop whereby it attempted eternally to eat a herring sandwich by picking it up, dropping it, picking it up again, et cetera. From this, the institute both correctly concluded that any intelligence with a function of logic can be deceived by an intelligence with a function of logic of equal or greater power, and incorrectly concluded that the driving force behind all change and evolution in life is herring sandwiches, a theory which was later recanted."

-Douglas Adams

I was going to paraphrase, but I couldn't do it justice.


RE: Stupid study
By tjr508 on 12/5/2009 10:57:10 AM , Rating: 2
Would that screen of Randy from South Park watching porn be inappropriate for DT?

quote:
There were slight differences between the viewing habits of single men and men in a relationship. Single men indulged for 40 minutes, three times a week, while those in relationships watched it 1.7 times a week for around 20 minutes.


What I get out of this is that if you're used to the same old stuff, a small amount of time satisfies. Otherwise, you may need Japanese girls puking on each other.


RE: Stupid study
By Hiawa23 on 12/5/2009 10:06:18 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know about all males, but I am 35, & I like porn..


Not bad Mick
By Cullinaire on 12/4/2009 3:19:01 PM , Rating: 5
"...has impacted the tail end..."

"...the researchers thrust ahead..."

"...a sticky legal mess on their hands..."

But you can do better than this. I want an innuendo on every paragraph next time.




RE: Not bad Mick
By Spookster on 12/4/2009 3:55:10 PM , Rating: 3
LOL I'd say Jason Mick is probably in the group that watches porn more than 3 times a week for 20 minutes each time.


RE: Not bad Mick
By jonmcc33 on 12/4/2009 4:28:45 PM , Rating: 4
What's wrong with that?


RE: Not bad Mick
By Spookster on 12/4/2009 5:05:52 PM , Rating: 2
I didn't say there was anything wrong with that. Did I?


RE: Not bad Mick
By Boze on 12/6/2009 6:36:48 AM , Rating: 3
People that frequent this site accuse Mick of poor journalism, but only a hardened reporter could push that many innuendos into such a tight space...


A Whole TWENTY Participants?
By mindless1 on 12/4/2009 6:16:29 PM , Rating: 5
This is a joke, right?




RE: A Whole TWENTY Participants?
By Hardin on 12/4/2009 9:50:23 PM , Rating: 2
I am surprised that there are so few people surveyed. This is what you would call a small sample size.


RE: A Whole TWENTY Participants?
By mindless1 on 12/5/2009 2:07:29 AM , Rating: 2
Far worse than only that, they probably asked for 20 college students who didn't want to seem naive by stating "No I've never seen porn", IF they hadn't, but the way they probably worded it would come off something like if you've ever ever seen anything you might be able to describe as porn, we classify you as a "porn watcher".

Granted, twenty years old low income college student on the college broadband, I'd imagine a large number do watch porn but to call this a study is like asking people "have you ever had gum stuck on your shoe" and using that to imply there's gum EVERYWHERE.


RE: A Whole TWENTY Participants?
By Lerianis on 12/5/2009 12:11:21 PM , Rating: 3
Oh, that is a possibility. This study would be better if they would have asked people from 6 to 60 whether they had ever viewed porn, and AT LEAST 20K of them.


RE: A Whole TWENTY Participants?
By Manex on 12/5/2009 2:59:01 PM , Rating: 4
Remember, it's not the size of your sample that counts... It's how you use it!


Shocking...
By Bender 123 on 12/4/2009 3:21:35 PM , Rating: 2
Men watch pron? Really? Really...? I would have never guessed that they were...doing...something...Where was I again?

I got distracted from the point when my movie was all buffered up...mmmmmmmmmmmmm...Pron...




RE: Shocking...
By bighairycamel on 12/4/2009 3:33:34 PM , Rating: 2
Yah nothing new about men watching porn but it was ineresting that 100% of the participants fell into a single category.

I wonder what their intentions were had they found any who didnt. Would they be exposed to it, and then monitored; or would they be comparing relationship qualities or sex drive? Would have been interesting.


RE: Shocking...
By HotFoot on 12/4/2009 4:34:53 PM , Rating: 3
Oh Lord you lost your arms in battle!

...

But you grew some nice boobs!


RE: Shocking...
By HotFoot on 12/4/2009 4:35:47 PM , Rating: 2
Bah this is in the wrong thread. It was supposed to be in the braile pornography section.


As soon as I read
By mooncancook on 12/4/2009 3:52:54 PM , Rating: 3
The "sexual revolution" began in the 1960s when... As soon as I read that first sentence my intuition tells me "this must be written by Jason Mick" before I confirmed it.




RE: As soon as I read
By amanojaku on 12/4/2009 4:27:13 PM , Rating: 3
What's your point? That term has been used for decades. Hell, I was five when I first heard it, so it's not like Jason is making anything up.

What gets me is the mention that researchers couldn't find one man in his 20s who hadn't consumed porn. I guess they never thought to ask a blind man. Oh, wait... Braille Playboy... nm


RE: As soon as I read
By mooncancook on 12/4/2009 6:11:59 PM , Rating: 2
It has nothing to do with the content, and nothing against the author, but something to do with the typical way Jason starts and structures his articles. Just my observation.


So... one in six "young people" are major d-bags?
By tayb on 12/4/2009 3:33:48 PM , Rating: 2
Basically what that says right there. Because you would have to be to forward a "sext" that you got from someone else and make sure the whole world gets to see it.




By AssBall on 12/4/2009 8:34:12 PM , Rating: 2
Reading and fractions are not your strong points, eh? It was 1 in 3 who ever sexted, and the 1 in 6 who ever recieved that sent it on.


By bubba551 on 12/7/2009 8:47:25 AM , Rating: 2
Hence 1 in 6 "young people" are major d-bags?


News flash
By ZachDontScare on 12/4/2009 4:24:56 PM , Rating: 2
News Flash...There's barely an adult alive, be they male or female (or both or neither) that hasnt seen/watched/read porn.

I wonder how much tax money was pissed away on this research.




RE: News flash
By nineball9 on 12/4/2009 6:16:07 PM , Rating: 2
Your precious tax money was spared. Study was done at the University of Montreal, funded by the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Family Violence and Violence Against Women.

Moreover, the study was not done to determine how many adults have seen/watched/read porn.


RE: News flash
By jayy1582 on 12/7/2009 1:02:18 PM , Rating: 2
Presidents have commissioned reports on the effects of pornography . Lots of tax money has been wasted, be very sure of that


Legality-
By R6Raven on 12/4/2009 3:22:21 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
Those looking to jump on the emerging sexting sexual revolution should beware as they may find a sticky legal mess on their hands.
.

Literally or figuratively?




age of consent vs age of viewing sexual material
By SiN on 12/4/2009 11:03:05 PM , Rating: 1
you can legally have sex before the age of viewing sexually explicit material.

is it just me or does this sound like backwards thinking?

the age of consent is one thing to consider as someone acting in the pornography business, the age of viewing sexual content is another.




By Lerianis on 12/5/2009 12:16:11 PM , Rating: 1
The 'age of consent' is a man-made thing, made by sexually-conservative adults who wish to think that children and teenagers are sexless creatures/lesser than they are and need their 'protection' from sex and 'adult' things.
Their real motive is so that they have time to brainwash children into their religious and conservative sexual morality. Even my 6 year old cousin realized that VERY early in her life. Thankfully, for more and more people, that is not working anymore and the parents and the rest of society are not allowing other more sexually conservative people to push that conservative sexual morality on their children.

Sorry if this ruffles a few people's feathers, but that is the bottom line here.


By Veerappan on 12/5/2009 7:30:45 PM , Rating: 3
Do you honestly believe it's because we want more time to push a certain set of sexual standards that the age of consent is defined?

Could it not just be that we want to try to ensure that a child has a chance to make it through high school before they need to start possibly being responsible for the life of another human being?

I'm not deluded enough to think that children don't want to have sex before the age of consent (I was that young not so long ago), but if I had actually managed to have a kid at 15, I would have had no clue how to take care of it and try to ensure its survival.

I couldn't care less who has sex with who, how they do it, or how many people/objects are involved. But I do care what age they are, because until someone hits an age that at least implies some semblance of responsibility, there's some situations they shouldn't be encouraged to get themselves into.


By bubba551 on 12/4/2009 4:17:46 PM , Rating: 4
Some are draft dodgers.

Some think that they are French.

But apparently they all keep a box of kleenex by the keyboard.




ha?
By ashegam on 12/4/2009 7:36:25 PM , Rating: 2
What's porn?




RE: ha?
By chagrinnin on 12/6/2009 4:11:19 AM , Rating: 2
It's old skool for pr0n. :P


Yet another sexist study
By lallalie on 12/6/2009 7:56:37 PM , Rating: 2
Frankly, I'll be more interested to know WOMEN usage patterns regarding porn, which is typically a male industry, but with an emerging market for women too ;-)

Arguably, sexting is already a more balanced activity :)




RE: Yet another sexist study
By roykahn on 12/7/2009 5:01:27 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, it's more interesting, as a guy, to know what women's porn-watching habits are. How much porn on the internet is aimed towards women? Although I'm a guy, I must admit that I don't see enough porn for women.


Global Warming
By hiscross on 12/4/2009 4:31:44 PM , Rating: 2
Gee so men do like it hot -)




Sample Size?
By joshuasims1981 on 12/4/2009 11:05:42 PM , Rating: 2
A 20 person sample size? Really? And this is statistically relevant how?




Gentlemen.....
By captainBOB on 12/6/2009 4:39:11 AM , Rating: 2
I came, i saw, and then i came some more.

and if you're wondering if i conquered, then yes I did : )




This is
By tspinning on 12/6/2009 9:33:46 AM , Rating: 2
NOT NEWS




Why so negative?
By Chadwick87 on 12/17/2009 11:02:31 AM , Rating: 2
This is a great article! I’m so glad that someone has finally decided to discuss the issue of digital abuse. Have you guys heard about the competition where young adults and teens can create an idea of their own to help end digital abuse? The winning idea gets $10,000!
http://www.athinline.org/challenge




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