Can Pornography Be Made “Worthwhile”?
December 18, 2018

Increasing evidence suggests that pornography use may cause individual and relational distress. A recent meta-analysis suggested that male pornography use in particular may have small-but-consistent negative links with relationship and sexual dissatisfaction. As such evidence accumulates, scholars and other advocates who wish to promote pornography use as a healthy expression of individual sexuality have shifted…

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Are Pornography’s Harms in the (Religious) Eye of the Beholder?
February 22, 2018

A recent journal article in the Review of Religious Research claims that the negative outcomes typically observed in research on pornography are really just a self-fulfilling prophecy. In the article, Idaho State University sociologist Jeremy Thomas and his colleagues conclude that, if your church tells you that viewing pornography harms you or your marriage, then…

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Thinking in Black and White: A Response to the Claim that Religiosity Cause the Harms of Pornography
July 30, 2017

The topic of pornography has become one of the latest cultural wars brewing among academics and policy makers.  Debates regard the positive and negative correlates of pornography use, as well as the viability or existence of “pornography addiction,” have spurred numerous debates over the last several years.  Recently, Dr. David Ley has again weighed in…

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