Effects

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l-

Effects

of

Prolonged

Consumption

of

Pornography

Dolf Indiana

Zillmann University

Paper
Surgeon Arlington, June

prepared General’ s

for

the Workshop on

Pornography

and

Public

Health

Virginia 1986

22-24,

Effects Effects Uost of exposure experimental to paradigm and (b) graphic in any

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of Prolonged
investigations portrayals which effects (a)

Consumption

of
the

Pornography consequences have employed stimuli immediately 1984; and concerning consequences. and can rightly is a

of
of sexual

behavioral activities

research just once

subjects are
1984b;

consume

pornographic more 1984; or less

ascertained Walamuth. much of to

thereafter Zillmann, particularly the

(cf.
1984).

Donnerstcin, This to and of paradigm the

Sapolsky, itself

has

recommend proposals

suited

testing

specific

psychological as

physiological establishing lasting effects

mediation perceptual, ones, of interest to

of known
attitudinal,
the

However,
behavioral

a means
changes,-----

especially many repeated effects Wyer

paradigm
may

be questioned. themselves and equally Rogers, for and only

First, after

manifest stimuli. Second, & without

exposure may be

critical (cf.

important, 1986; later

transient Zillmann,

Berkowitz 9983) and

Heimer

b. Srull,
In

1981;

consequence attitudinal, pornography, accomplish simulate
assessmcllts

behavior.

establishing of the to

perceptual, consumption employ designs intervals delayed and of
that

behavioral it would

consequences seem imperative with

then, (a)

repeated

exposure consumption with
that

between-exposure patterns
between

that

characteristic

and

(b)

of effects
that rules out

an
the

interval effects
employed

consumption trivial latter

effects Experimental in

are

of this of in

duration. type of
have

investigations the been effects

that

design

exploring

of
and

the are

consumption summarized has

pornography this paper. in

actually The investigations of and the Starr

conducted

prolonged-exposure that were

paradigm initially and

been

pioneered in
the

two Report Sidman.

presented Pornography

Technical Harm.

Commission (1971;

on Obscenity see also Mann,

(1971). Starr,

Berkowitz,

Sidman,

& West,

Effects 1974) sexual Reifler, for explored behavior; Howard, the effect of repeated Reifler, exposure and Liptzin & Widmann, the later 1971) to

- 3pornography (1971; probed of see on also

and Howard, Lipton, and cognition

Liptzin, in

consequences pornographic

excitation

consumption

materials. Mann et sessions nonerotic sexual stimulate frequent transitory, became this to al. exposed married films treatment Exposure only than shortly. on the days couples or, in in four consecutive condition, recorded found to were The the weeks and that itself familiar. depicted in more weekly to thei r

sexually

explicit During in the

a control subjects

films. activities sexual

period, to

diaries.

erotica

was activities

behavior days

Sexual

on exposure

thereafter. over al.

sex-stimulating negligible in effect the

effect fourth was rather with that not the

diminished week. Wann et

emphasized

stimulating

nonspecific, which couples part merely the

manifesting couples did of not their to were adopt

a variety The sexual repertoire. established The out novel

of sexual

activities concluded

investigators practices

that Exposure

were to

already

behavioral revive well

pornography sexual practices.

seemed

but conclusion sexual

dormant that practices

pornography is

does

not by

entice the fact

consumers that the for could already with persons behaviors 1978). et al. Most seem

to

try

compromised couples

investigation ten little, of their years. if

was conducted Couples anything, sexual with in such

with

who were

married

at

least

sexual

histories materials

presumably that also was clashes not

detect part

the.erotic The that practice screcrr findings

repertoire. which willing show to on the the

conclusion sexually particular (e.g., reported

more readily that

recent accept they

findings and have are

inexperienced sexual Wishnoff, by Mann

witnessed however,

importantly,

of

that the young men initially had . sexual Eight once more arousal of 90 minutes. enticement activities obvious In consumption were the to use take pornography part these effects in sexual uses in the of with reasons. for been subjected investigation to research. original last session their subjects extended exycrimental two pornographic sessions. following replaced materials this Both film weeks the the Each recorded control the the film. a three-week from among they in were not 15 sessions in a control over was done The distributed free ones experimental and from to in the choose these In materials materials the were among three nonerotic sessions. were the removed. instigation expansion produce interest sexual without undesirable desire. to However. systematic of the have. In first 10 sessions. as well through opposition The notable The likely (cf. lasted activities were shown the by new ones. the prepubertal adults not 1984). of of techniques visible modeling --accepted exception girls (Lanning. as the of are. were of and following exposure subjects measures films.Effects little of consequence pornography socially and on . The findings attitudinal measures was recorded following show. the treatment. at regular time experimental prior after to an explicitly treatment. and Bandura. condition. college and given photographs. 1969. sexual and and after shown were an explicitly taken during Numerous to the sexual a battery exposure self-perception exposure. of pornography students readings. effects of are-- as positive is boys pornography. or Howard on later access given that subjects et al. subjects and and nonerotic and during intervals. public in health not because feared of sexual repertoires 19711. effects male reactions to pornographic such were were access pornography.4effects to for sexual considerations behaviors effects. of general. films. first of all. This period.

revealed responsiveness to an explicitly result film produced consumption. frequent of a exposure acid vital changes. subjects Although the the characterized interest findings in as give reactions was that or pornography no indication fosters to some degree. than such prior as to the conclusion sexual immediately diminished of sexual longitudinal On the reduced pronounced to treatment of sexual penile Erect ions l xci tedness.5faded and attention interest with in pornographic consumption. to 1 pornography Finally. of the of novel photographs but this received comparatively The to eventual return was sustained.Effects e strong . evident. most direct measure was poorly tumescence. sexual Complementary redundant release activity. pronounced remeasurement appeared its consistent and more the a period sympathetic reactions ----w--- accompaniment. than of that of responsiveness. showed of rate. this interest rapidly readings repeated Pornographic little attention. after physiological Figure --w---w- . concomitant Heart changes. rate. phosphatase. reduced pornography. as boredom. after reactions arousal. loss of to parallel indicated respiration The temperature sexual responsiveness. films. materials Following experimental pornography maintained frequent facilitates The consistent a loss Exposure of the of introduction interest consumption to pornographic high in levels. However. consumption favorable analysis with of of materials such question enjoyment. the to failed the initial pornography their in unrestricted condition. however. also and specifically be more Sympathetic underwent skin excitedness. were less responsiveness and moLe obtrusively maintained meuzures. reactions the physiological interest as the data or yielded results It that are decreased increased of frequent boredom.

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men vith consumers are tendencies. Habitual men’ s for propensity normal for for committing rape. becoming sexually consumers. in contrast callous to and of at common of pornography. risk .28effect is it men manifesting minimal of psychoticism.Effects increases pronounced is negligible (n) occasional violent. some degree psychotic This .

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