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Porn's effects on women users


I was directed here from the above listed TEDX talk. The Great Porn Experiment, which is in fact a response to this TED talk.

There's a lot of talk about how internet porn affect men, who are the majority users, I'm curious if there are any studies (and hopefully talks) about effect on women users. I know how porn have effects on porn actresses, but I'm asking about effect on how porn affect women who watches porn.

Or perhaps there's no effect, or social effect for that matter, since the number is too insignificant to have a study done to it. But women do represent half of humanity, and I'm sure such a study would present some interesting insights to how porn affect human, and not just men.

What do you think/know about this topic?


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  • Nov 25 2012: What is porn? Women read more romance novels than men read sci-fi. Romance novels seem closer to porn than you may be willing to admit. Read Nancy Friday's book. Of course the interesting thing is some female author gives a formula for these things It's short and concise. But she also does the same for Sci-Ri.
    • Nov 26 2012: Yes, interesting how there's so far still no response from the women on this thread, when the question is clearly targeting them. Anyhow, do you think that explicit romance novel have similar or comparable effects on women as porn does on men?
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        Nov 26 2012: no ted women watches porn. hm. that raises a question about the actual commenters!
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        Nov 27 2012: If you click on Morton's name earlier in this thread (TED staff/Host/Translator), it will take you to her profile, I believe.

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