Does pornography influence young women's sexual behavior? (2003)

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Comments: Stats are from 2002. Four out of five had consumed pornography, and one-third of these believed that pornography had impacted their sexual behavior. About 50% had engaged in anal intercourse and the majority did not like it. The same authors suggest in a later study that men are inspired by porn to engage in anal sex. Sexual behaviour among young men in Sweden and the impact of pornography (2004)


Womens Health Issues. 2003 Jan-Feb;13(1):39-43.

Rogala C1, Tydén T.

Abstract

Young women (n = 1,000), visiting a family planning clinic in Stockholm, Sweden, answered a questionnaire about their sexual behavior and if they had seen pornography. Four out of five had consumed pornography, and one-third of these believed that pornography had impacted their sexual behavior. As many as 47% had experienced anal intercourse, which was significantly more common among older women (51%) than among teenagers (31%). The majority valued anal intercourse as a negative experience. As the use of a condom was low (40%) when having anal intercourse, the consequences for the spread of sexually transmitted diseases should be considered.