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Patti M. Valkenburg and Jessica T Piotrowski

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300218879

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300218879.001.0001

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Media and Sex

Media and Sex

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Patti M. Valkenburg

Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the research into the effects of sex and porn on adolescents' sexual beliefs, sexual attitudes, and sexual behavior. More than any other media format, the Internet has brought sexual media content to the masses in an affordable, accessible, and anonymous manner. It is no wonder that many teens, who are in the middle of developing their sexual identities, look for sex online. And it is no wonder that there is concern about the potential consequences for these teens. Are these concerns justified? What is the influence of this vast quantity of easily accessible sex and porn on adolescents? What are the characteristics of online sex and porn, and how do these influence adolescents' ideas about sexuality and gender roles?

Keywords:   sexual media content, Internet, online sex, teenagers, media influence, sexuality, gender roles, porn, sexual beliefs, sexual behavior

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