Pornography can give women new sexual ideas and make them feel like their body and their sexual preferences are normal. But there are downsides too.
Claudia van Zyl
Most young women we interviewed said they gained pleasure watching sexually explicit material, but their focus was often on their male partner's needs, desires and expectations, rather than their own.
The body plays a crucial role in Instagram influencers’ selfies.
A study of Instagram influencers has found most employ a highly sexualised aesthetic drawn from mainstream adult film. And many are subject to sexual harassment, ranging from aggressive comments to physical threats.
In a search of social science literature on pornography, none of the definitions reviewed mentioned consent.
Describing non-consensual acts as pornography minimises the importance of consent.
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According to Pornhub, the UK has a growing fascination with sex in public – and watching porn on mobile devices. But what does the law say?
Tumblr’s new rules will likely shut much of the LGBTQ youth activity. Here a chaptered LGBTQ youth themed comic on Tumblr.
LGBTQ youth use Tumblr more frequently than others. The platform has provided a safe space for youth to explore sexual identities and find crucial support. A new regulating policy may change all that.
Private corporations have now become the arbiters of community standards, making decisions about what content is permissible to circulate.
Sexual subcultures create space for critical social conversations and the formation of meaningful political alliances.
Trans porn star Korra Del Rio camming from her room in Las Vegas.
With pirated and amateur pornography widely available online, porn no longer provides a steady income for many working in the adult industry.
Despite the nation’s small size, Australians are the 8th biggest viewers of Pornhub.
A snapshot of what Australians are viewing around the country.
Dick pics are widely considered a form of sexual violence. But while that is often true, they can also be funny, sexy and playful. Apparently, some straight guys even send them to each other.
The porn industry has long placed an emphasis on young girls.
A little-noticed court ruling represents the biggest setback for opponents of child porn in decades.
From poster of The Marvellous World of Sex.
Soon after the death of Franco, Spain began an experiment with censorship that brought graphic sex and nudity to mainstream cinemas.
A new study shows that one in five children between the ages of nine and 17 report having accidentally seen sexual material online. Parents and educators can help their kids use the internet in a safe and responsible way.
Our experts offer 12 tips to parents and educators -- to protect their kids from sexual solicitation online and encourage safe and responsible internet use.
Summarizing research on more than 50,000 teens from the United States, Europe and Asia, researchers found that online solicitations come from other youth as well as adults.
A shocking number of kids between the ages of nine and 17 are accidentally exposed to sexual content and solicitations online when using computers and tablets.
In a study on porn, viewers preferred to watch pleasure over aggression on a popular online pornography site.
Many claim that pornography is getting more violent. But a new study shows that porn has become less aggressive over the past decade, and videos in which women enjoy themselves are the most popular.
Pan having sex with a goat, statue from Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum, 1752.
The vast discrepancy between abhorrence of bestiality and acceptance of slaughtering on animals suggests that thinking imaginatively about animal orgasm may help us to be more compassionate toward animals.
Stormy Daniels, an adult star, at a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans.
AP Photo/Bill Haber
The Christian right's response to pornography in recent history is complicated. The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers.
Recent deaths within the pornography industry in the US have reignited debates on labour conditions and mental health.
Most parents are unaware just how easily available ‘hardcore’ porn has become.
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While parents are growing more concerned about their children's easy access to porn, they often don't realize just how 'hardcore' and violent it has become and how early their kids are seeing it.
Some 81m people visit the world's most popular porn site every day. Here's everything they need to know about the law.
The royal commission’s work, and the testimony of survivors, has brought to light an issue that has been denied for far too long.