Deviant Pornography Use: The Role of Early-Onset Adult Pornography Use and Individual Differences (2016)

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COMMENTS: This study Replicates an earlier study - Does deviant pornography use follow a Guttman-like progression? (2013). Both found that deviant pornography users reported a significantly younger onset of adult pornography use. Confirms that early porn use is related to escalation into stranger stuff. Perhaps this is caused by tolerance, which is the need for greater stimulation to achieve the same high.


Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar (Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)

Source Title: International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning (IJCBPL) 6(3)

Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 47

DOI: 10.4018/IJCBPL.2016070103

Author(s): Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar (Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)
Copyright: 2016
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Pages: 14
Source title: International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning (IJCBPL) 
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Robert K. Atkinson (Arizona State University, USA) and Zheng Yan (University at Albany - SUNY, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/IJCBPL.2016070103

Abstract

Personality differences exist between consumers and non-consumers of Internet pornography, but limited attention has been given to the differences in nondeviant (adult-only) consumers and deviant (adult + deviant) pornography users. A recent study found individuals who consumed both adult + deviant pornography reported a significantly younger “age of onset” for adult pornography use compared to adult-only users. The current study investigated whether age of onset for adult pornography use and individual differences discriminated between adult-only and adult + deviant pornography use. 272 respondents completed an anonymous Internet-based survey; 46 respondents were non-pornography users, 165 respondents were adult-only pornography users, and 61respondents were adult + deviant pornography users. Results indicated that adult + deviant pornography users scored significantly higher on openness to experience and reported a significantly younger age of onset for adult pornography use compared to adult-only pornography users.

Keywords: Cyber Behavior Human Aspects of Technology /Information Science Reference Social Sciences & Online Behavior