A New Study Of ‘Porn Viewers’ Has Made A Surprising Discovery

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A new study has revealed that people who watch porn are actually more likely to view men and women as equals, than people who don’t.

Published in the Journal of Sex Research, the results also show that porn watchers and are no less likely to describe themselves as feminists, reports PsyPost.

The role of pornography in shaping attitudes towards women is a controversial topic – and it’s picking up steam.

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Some argue that pornography is demeaning to women, and viewing it causes men to develop more hostile gender attitudes, while others believe it actually empowers women.

The study asked more than 28,000 people if they had watched an X-rated movie in the last year.

It then questioned their attitudes towards women. These included their opinions on women working, holding positions of political power, the legality of abortion and whether or not they thought of themselves as feminists.

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In total, 23 per cent of Americans told researchers they had watched porn in the last year.

It turned out that both male and female viewers had better attitudes towards women working and were more supportive of abortion rights compared to those who hadn’t watched porn.

Also, male viewers had more positive attitudes about women holding positions of political power in comparison with male non-viewers.

The researchers have said they feel the results contradict claims that porn use contributes to negative views of women.

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In fact, rather than seeing women as ‘subordinate or inferior to men’, people who watched porn saw them as more empowered in both politics and the workplace.

They also noted that the data didn’t support the claim made by some ‘pro-sex’ feminists that porn is a way of promoting feminism, especially among women, as both pornography viewers and non-viewers had similar rates of feminist identification.

So there it is, it looks like these findings actually support the argument that at least some of the ‘dangers of porn’ have been exaggerated.


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