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Socialization & Relationship Outcomes

Pornography, Alcohol, and Male Sexual Dominance

Pornography, Alcohol, and Male Sexual DominanceFull Article Name: Pornography, Alcohol, and Male Sexual Dominance

Open Access: No

Abstract

This study surveyed German heterosexual men’s interest and engagement in a variety of dominant behaviors observed in recent analyses of pornography. Interest in watching popular pornographic movies or more frequent consumption of pornography was associated with men’s desire to engage in or having already engaged in behaviors such as hair pulling, spanking a partner hard enough to leave a mark, facial ejaculation, confinement, double-penetration (i.e. penetrating a partner’s anus or vagina simultaneously with another man), ass-to-mouth (i.e. anally penetrating a partner and then inserting the penis directly into her mouth), penile gagging, facial slapping, choking, and name-calling (e.g. “slut” or “whore”). Consistent with past experimental research on the effect of alcohol and pornography exposure on men’s likelihood of sexual coercion, men who had engaged in the most dominant behaviors were those who frequently consumed pornography and regularly consumed alcohol before or during sex.

    Citation

    Paul, J. W., Chyng, S., Nicola, J. S., & Robert, S. T. (2015). Pornography, alcohol, and male sexual dominance. Communication Monographs, 82(2), 252–270. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2014.981558