Content creation that involves portraying oneself in a sexual manner may have different effects on subsequent sexual activity than exposure to sexual content as an audience member. As in their prior analyses, those who interacted with people they met online were at greater risk for solicitation, but bloggers were no more likely to do this than those who did not blog.
Currently, few of its users are youths: Seven percent are to 24 years old and fewer than 4 percent are 17 or under. Thus, they give youth access to media at every waking hour and, like the Internet, can give youth the perception of anonymity.
As yet, no studies have examined longitudinal correlates of online pornography exposure among U. No other activity comes close in terms of time spent with a particular form of content or a particular platform.
Before we begin the review, we note for readers that the Internet research we describe focuses exclusively on youth who describe themselves as 13 years of age or older.
About half of these youth also sought pornography offline, through magazines, movies, or telephone sex lines. However, when a more narrow definition was applied that focused on explicit references e. Nonetheless, they suggest the range of effects that one might expect to observe among adolescents exposed to pornography on the Internet.
Across the two types of chats, sexual themes constituted 5 percent of all utterances, which translated into one sexual comment per minute of discussion.
By measuring pornography exposure at one point in time and "outcomes" at a later point, they reduce the possibility that attitudes and behaviors precede adolescents' use of pornography and thus the likelihood that the causal relationship between these factors is reversed.