And do you think pornography should be legal for all, illegal for all, or legal only for adults 18 and older?The researchers found "a big jump" in pornography viewing over time, with the largest increase occurring between people born in the 1970s and those born in the 1980s.a rather substantial change over time, with an increase in pornography consumption of 16 percentage points between young men in the 1970s and young men in the 2000s, and an increase of 8 percentage points between young women in the 1970s and young women in the 2000s," Price and his colleagues write."However, when we compare the two generations when they are both 18-26, we find no statistically significant change in their attitudes towards (the legality of) pornography, and this is true for both men and women," they add.Why haven't attitudes loosened as viewership has risen?Price and his colleagues note that "the overall content of pornography has arguably become more objectionable over time.A more appropriate interpretation may be that later generations find their version of pornography more objectionable than earlier generations found their respective version of pornography."Nevertheless, while the content of today's pornography may make us queasy, more people are clearly watching it, and the reason why isn't mysterious."Children born in the 1980s onward are the first to grow up in a world where they have access to the Internet beginning in their teenage years," the researchers write, "and this early exposure and access to Internet pornography may be the primary driver" of this increase.Get sculpting jeans in the perfect cut that hugs your curves from DKNY, Parasuco, Moto, Buffalo and more.
"This finding provides a counterexample to the general trend that as cohorts get older, they view less pornography.
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In an attempt to compare apples with apples, the researchers used data from the General Social Survey, comparing responses given by 18- to 26-year-olds through five decades.
Altogether, they examined 27,284 responses, focusing on two survey questions: Have you seen an X-rated movie in the past year?