Pornography and Sexual Aggression: Can Meta-Analysis Find a Link?
Christopher J. Ferguson, Department of Psychology, Stetson University
Richard D. Hartley, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio
Whether pornography contributes to sexual aggression in real life has been the subject of dozens of studies over multiple decades. Nevertheless, scholars have not come to a consensus about whether effects are
The current meta-analysis examined experimental, correlational, and population studies of the pornography/sexual aggression link dating back from the 1970s to the current time.
weaknesses were very common in this field of research. Nonetheless, evidence did not suggest that nonviolent pornography was associated with sexual aggression. Evidence was particularly weak for longitudinal studies, suggesting an absence of long-term
effects. Violent pornography was weakly correlated with sexual aggression, although the current evidence was unable to distinguish between a selection effect as compared to a socialization effect.
Studies that employed more best
practices tended to provide less evidence for relationships whereas studies with citation bias, an indication of researcher expectancy effects, tended to have higher effect sizes. Population studies suggested that increased availability of pornography is
associated with reduced sexual aggression at the population level.
A group of lap-dancers who were filmed without their consent at a strip club have dropped their privacy case.
Feminists commissioned the covert filming which showed dancers sexually touching customers and each other at Spearmint Rhino in Sheffield.
Lap dancers, supported by the club, took legal action against the filming, saying their human rights had been breached.
However, the case has been discontinued with Spearmint Rhino agreeing to pay almost £50,000 in costs.
feminist group Not Buying It said it hoped the outcome would embolden others to come forward.
It is understood that the club felt it could have won the case but decided not to pursue it because of added financial limitations due to the coronavirus
crisis. All lap-dancing clubs remain closed as part of measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Not Buying it is understood to have commissioned private investigators to visit the strip club, as well as another in London, wearing glasses containing
A group of nine workers from the club then went to court claiming publication of the footage would infringe their human right to respect for private life .
Spearmint Rhino in Sheffield had its licence renewed last year,
however campaigners are challenging this with a judicial review expected to be heard later this year.
A Blackpool lap dancing club has been allowed to keep its licence after councillors dismissed unsubstantiated allegations against the operator.
The licensee appeared before a meeting of the council's public protection sub-committee after an objection
was received to his application to renew the sexual entertainment venue licence at Sinless on Central Promenade.
The meeting heard allegations had been made against Mr Newton that he had acted inappropriately towards female performers, encouraged
drug taking and allowed under-age drinking and performing.
The authority found no evidence to back up the claims.
Porn superstar Mia Khalifa has changed her mind about wanting to be a porn star and is campaigning to get her videos taken down seemingly claiming some sort of retrospective withdrawal of consent. Of course all the videos were properly licensed for
distribution and the licence holders are not keen on losing a significant revenue stream.
Porn company BangBros are most effected and so are contesting claims that Khalifa had only a short 11 film porn career. Now BangBros have responded with a list
of 28 films that feature Khalifa.
Khalifa porn collector's may be interested in knowing the films required for the complete collecton. Based on BangBros' list, Khalifa made seven videos for Scoreland, two for John Stone XXX, one for TR Productions
and 18 for Bangbros for a total of 28 videos. The total count has 17 more videos than what Khalifa claimed.
Khalifa also said she only made $12,000 from her short stint. However, in BangBros' responded that the company paid her $178,000. The adult
site also debunked her claim that she was only a part of the porn industry for three months because she allegedly started in mid-2014 and only left in July 2017.
Canada's province of British Columbia have issued guidelines recommending the use of glory holes as a method of COVID-safe sex.
Previously New York guidelines suggested the use of barriers to avoid risky, face-to-face contact during sex, B.C. health
officials have specifically recommended glory holes to allow for sexual contact but prevent close face-to-face contact.
The B.C. health officials say that sexual partners should wear facial masks during their activities specifically because heavy
breathing during sex can create more droplets that may transmit COVID-19.
Amsterdam is banning the sale of alcohol in shops in the Red Light District over the weekend, in an attempt to restrict crowds in the popular area. More enforcement officers will be deployed to make sure everyone is adhering to social distancing. And day
trippers and tourists will be urged to avoid crowds with targeted ads on their social media.
Femke Halsema, mayor of Amsterdam said:
We are taking these measures because we are responsible for the health of
residents and visitors. This includes an urgent appeal to everyone who visits our city, be careful, avoid crowds, and follow the corona rules. It is very important that everyone keeps their distance from each other, both the Amsterdammer and the
international tourist. On the street and in the catering industry. Only together can we prevent new outbreaks of the virus. A new lockdown is the last thing we want.
The sale of alcohol in Red Light District shops will be banned from
4:00 p.m. on Thursday until midnight on Sunday. According to the security region, alcohol bought from these stores is often consumed on the street.