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Pornography

Definition

The term pornography refers to sexually explicit media that are primarily intended to sexually arouse the consumer. Such media include magazines, the Internet, and films. They have become very common in many societies and are reported to regularly provide huge profits for the producers and distributors of such media.

Gender Differences

Some of the social scientific research in this area has focused on who are most likely to be the consumers of these media. The findings reveal considerable gender differences in consumption and use of pornography, although within each gender there are also large differences in consumption. Generally, research has found that males are more likely to be consumers of various types of pornography, although some women also do use and enjoy pornography. Men have been ...

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