Frequent users of pornography. A population based epidemiological study of Swedish male adolescents (2010)

 Comments: Frequent users had significantly more problems

J Adolesc. 2011 Aug;34(4):779-88. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.04.010. Epub 2010 Oct 2.

Svedin CG, Akerman I, Priebe G.


Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, IKE, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, S-581 85 Linköping, Sweden. [email protected]


Frequent use of pornography has not been sufficiently studied before.

In a Swedish survey 2015 male students aged 18 years participated. A group of frequent users of pornography (N = 200, 10.5%) were studied with respect to background and psychosocial correlates.

The frequent users had a more positive attitude to pornography, were more often “turned on” viewing pornography and viewed more often advanced forms of pornography.

Frequent use was also associated with many problem behaviours.

A multiple logistic regression analysis showed that frequent users of pornography were more likely to be living in a large city, consuming alcohol more often, having greater sexual desire and had more often sold sex than other boys of the same age. High frequent viewing of pornography may be seen as a problematic behaviour that needs more attention from both parents and teachers and also to be addressed in clinical interviews.

From – The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research (2012)

  • In a recent study of male Swedish high school students (N = 2015), Svedin et al. (in press) supported the findings that frequent male viewers of sexually explicit material had more liberal or positive attitudes towards sexually explicit material than those who viewed pornography less frequently or not at all. This study also suggested that frequent viewers of sexually explicit material believed using