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Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey

Charles, Peter; Meyrick, Jane

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Peter Charles

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Jane Meyrick Jane.Meyrick@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology



Abstract

Little research has examined how exposure to sexually explicit material may affect beliefs, attitudes and actions of young men. This study explored self-reported effects on young males. A ‘snowballed’ sample of males aged 18–25 years was recruited within one workplace (11/40 response rate). The qualitative survey data were analysed using thematic analysis. Key themes included increased levels of availability/extreme content of sexually explicit material, seen by young men having negative effects on sexual attitudes/behaviours. Participants reported confusion between real and sexually explicit material which informed expectations of a healthy sex life but may be mediated by potential ‘buffers’ of family openness or sex education.

Citation

Charles, P., & Meyrick, J. (2020). Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey. Journal of Health Psychology, 25(13-14), 2211-2221. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318788736

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 22, 2018
Online Publication Date Jul 27, 2018
Publication Date Nov 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jul 9, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jul 9, 2018
Journal Journal of Health Psychology
Print ISSN 1359-1053
Electronic ISSN 1461-7277
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 13-14
Pages 2211-2221
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318788736
Keywords young men, sexually explicit material, pornography
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/873451
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318788736
Additional Information Additional Information : Copyright(c)2018 Reprinted by permission of SAGE publications.

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