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Pornography

The majority of research on pornography, to date, examines the topic of pornography through a heterosexual lens, and as such, far less attention has been allocated to materials that target sexual or gender minorities (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* [LGBT*]) or persons interested in sexually explicit representations of these groups. The limited scholarly work focusing on lesbian, gay, and trans* (LGT*) pornographies will be reviewed briefly in this entry. It should be noted that research concerning bisexual pornography has not been included because (1) we were unable to locate any published studies that focus specifically on this type of material; (2) much of the pornography labeled as bisexual seems designed for a (presumably) heterosexual male audience; and (3) bisexual pornography isn’t delineated as ...

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