Read the above review article on Adolescents and Pornography by Peter and Valkenburg then answer the following prompts in around 1.5-2 pages total
-Who did they find was the typical pornography user? Does that mean they are the only people who use porn?
-What did the authors say about who the typical porn user would be if a culture normalized pornography? 
-What did the authors have to say about gender-stereotypical beliefs related to pornography?
-How was porn use related to sexual behavior?
-Were all the findings they reviewed consistent, why or why not, and what did they suggest as a result?

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The Journal of Sex Research

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Adolescents and Pornography: A Review of 20
Years of Research

Jochen Peter & Patti M. Valkenburg

To cite this article: Jochen Peter & Patti M. Valkenburg (2016) Adolescents and Pornography:
A Review of 20 Years of Research, The Journal of Sex Research, 53:4-5, 509-531, DOI:

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Adolescents and Pornography: A Review of 20 Years of Research

Jochen Peter and Patti M. Valkenburg
Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam

The goal of this review was to systematize empirical research that was published in peer-
reviewed English-language journals between 1995 and 2015 on the prevalence, predictors, and
implications of adolescents’ use of pornography. This research showed that adolescents use
pornography, but prevalence rates varied greatly. Adolescents who used pornography more
frequently were male, at a more advanced pubertal stage, sensation seekers, and had weak or
troubled family relations. Pornography use was associated with more permissive sexual atti-
tudes and tended to be linked with stronger gender-stereotypical sexual beliefs. It also seemed to
be related to the occurrence of sexual intercourse, greater experience with casual sex behavior,
and more sexual aggression, both in terms of perpetration and victimization. The findings of this
review need to be seen against the background of various methodological and theoretical
shortcomings, as well as several biases in the literature, which curren

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