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Industry & Economics

Sexual Behavior Patterns in Online Sexually Explicit Materials

Full Article Name: Sexual Behavior Patterns in Online Sexually Explicit Materials

Open Access: No

Abstract

Free online sexually explicit materials have become the major way for pornography viewers to consume pornographic materials. Most previous content analytic studies have focused on aggression and degradation behaviors in sexually explicit materials. Fewer studies have focused on the prevalence of depictions of individual sexual behaviors, overlooking that pornographic materials not only show viewers individual sexual behaviors but also provide sexual scripts, which contain a series of co-occurring sexual behaviors. Using the network analysis method, the current study examined the co-occurrence patterns of a large number of sexual behaviors depicted in free online sexually explicit materials. The study has revealed the primary sexual script depicted in popular online sexually explicit materials and predicted the potential effects of such a script.

Citation

Zhou, Y., Bryant, P., Malic, V., & Yu, J. (2019). Sexual behavior patterns in online sexually explicit materials: A network analysis. Quality and Quantity53(4), 2253–2271. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-019-00869-7