Young Men Exposed to Porn More Likely to Objectify Women


Well, file this under no shit.

A study emerging from Australia, Harms of Pornography Exposure Among Children and Young People states that boys who view porn at a young age are likelier to view women solely as objects and are also more apt to harass women as they grow older.  They are also more likely to engage in casual sex instead of fostering lasting, meaningful relationships.  Before I go any further, isn’t having fleeting relationships a part of adolescence and the thereafter?

Researchers who had a direct hand in the study state that exposure to limited pornography is common and beneficial in ways that it can shape “sexual knowledge.”  However, I’m inclined to disagree with that a smidge.  There, generally, isn’t too much realism going on in skin flicks.  The women are built to be objects of desire and pleasure, built to accommodate men in their many wiles and whims and are physically built through a network of various plastic surgeries.  At times.  Men in pornos are generally super-well-endowed and have the stamina and strength of a thousand men their age.  It’s just. not. realistic.  The only positive after-effect I can surmise from that conclusion would be to feasibly understand the many places where a penis could enter the body and a vast understanding of the concept of sex talk.  Am I right?  The study goes on to state that yes, while young men who view porn are learning about the birds and bees, they are in agreement with my initial concept of un-realism and claim that the young men who view such material are likelier to classify sex in an overly-casual category.

Statistics in the study claim that boys under the age of sixteen spend approximately 90 minutes per week viewing porn, whether it be on the internet or television.



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17 thoughts on “Young Men Exposed to Porn More Likely to Objectify Women

  1. Porn teaches boys that all women are easy, like rough sex and want to do all the graphic things depicted in these films. When their gf’s make it clear they aren’t like that they get mad and say misogynistic things to them to bully them into the kind of sex they want. It’s very dangerous how easy it is for young boys to locate this filth online. If your a parent you shouldn’t let your teens have internet access unless you are in the room supervising.

  2. I dunno, my bf watched porn in high school and honestly, I’m kind of glad he did because I sure as hell wouldn’t have know how about the naughtiness process. As it were…

    And he isn’t under the misconception that I would just love gooze all over my face! It’s fantastic!

  3. Are these boys being allowed (or encouraged) to watch porn by older males who already objectify women? I think boys are more likely to emulate men in their lives than they are to emulate men in porn.
    In fact, their most severe case study was of a boy who’s father was always looking at porn and had it all over the house. I don’t think this study took everything into account when it determined that viewing porn was the cause of the negative attitudes towards women.

    Also, the article did not say that the boys who viewed porn were apt to harass women. It said that they were more inclined to believe there was nothing wrong with harassing women. Answering a question in a clinical setting about what you believe is ok is a far cry from actually doing it in real life.

  4. i’m with alzaetia and erin…my boyfriend is 23. we’ve been dating for a little over a year. prior to when we first hooked up, he’d never so much as kissed a girl, let alone seen a real one naked. but holyshit i can tell you that boy’s watched a lot of porn.
    and ya know, i did too. boys arent the only ones watching porn, as copa said.

    none of this has affected our sex life. he cares about me enough to ask what i want him to do, and before our first time he did research on how to best please a woman. he would never dream of treating me or any other woman as a sex object.

    so, like some above have wondered, maybe it’s just the boys that were interviewed? or maybe has something to do with the means by which they are introduced to porn? or maybe the attitudes they see their family members taking?

  5. I think that for most men, watching porn is an enjoyable fantasy. In the same way that people don’t watch ‘Avatar’ and rush out to save the blue creatures, they don’t watch pornography, and assume the story is any more real.

    I think it is *possible* that if young guys are habituated to watching porn from very young (as in, before they have developed a good sense of ‘movies aren’t real’), it could negatively impact their feelings toward women.
    ‘Boys under 16′, however, is too broad a category to account for the difference between a boy growing up with porn, and a fifteen year old taking a look.

    • Agreed. I also think being exposed to women that they respect makes porn (with women that, sorry, they probably don’t respect) very clearly different from real life. Certainly if they have female friends or girlfriends who demand and deserve respect. I can see how they may be more inclined to objectify women if they don’t know any “real” women.

    • I think as long as they understand it’s fantasy, not something to strive towards or emulate. My son is 13 and we recently caught him looking at porn on the computer. We had a LONG talk about it and what it was. It’s tricky because I think most adolescents would want to look at porn, there’s a definite curiousity factor there but even for myself, I was under the impression when I started having sex that I should moan and thrash around and want to do different positions in order to *properly* behave during sex. I did not understand until later that actually that porn is not the pinnacle of a successful coitus, it’s there to tittilate. (no pun intended)

  6. “Researchers who had a direct hand in the study…”

    In an article about pornography that made me giggle like a twelve year old.
    I apologise for my juvenile sense of humour.

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  8. You guys really don’t know shit… It really depends on the TYPE of porn they watched and HOW they were first exposed to it… And even that is tough to gauge because each child is raised different and has had different experiences.

    I remember when I saw my first Playboy magazine at age 9… I remember thinking are these ladies cold? My first porno porno came shortly after and it was 2 girls eating each other out. That blew my mind because it went against everything my mother taught me about the birds and the bees.
    Them I saw my first real live naked girl at age 12 and I can still remember how beautiful she was. I can’t describe the feelings that went through through my head in each of these experiences, but I know you cannot put it into an equation.

    Some psychologist said: “boys that watch porn are more likely too, blah blah, blah…” More likely than what? Boys that don’t watch porn? Those don’t exist! All boys watch porn, so what on earth could you possibly be comparing them too, the 0.5% that don’t? Why don’t you just come out and say what you’re trying to say, which is that you believe that all men are on a dark path of learning to objectifying women at an escalating rate and it’s all thanks to porn!

    SERIOUSLY! You’re a fool to think you can figure this all out. The psychology of it is way bigger than you can fathom. I’m about to take you down a rabbit whole of truth so hold on. First, you need to rewind and go back to the beginning and I’m sure you’ll find 2 things there: Religion and pregnancy. These two items make sex a lot more difficult for men to obtain and thus a demand is created and prostitution was born. Next came the invention of the photograph and visual artificial stimulation (porn) was born. It was a success because they were a lot cheaper than a wife or a prostitute. Then came videos, which makes it almost like you’re really there having sex with those ladies that do those nice things for those boys. The best part? We not have to court them, buy them gifts, entertain them or otherwise waste our time and effort, only to be REJECTED.

    You can’t just walk up to a girl and say “Hi, you’re hot, I would like to have sex”. It simply won’t work because WOMEN ARE WHORES… Every last one of them. We can’t “just do it” as Nike says- no, we have to meet some ridiculous unknown criteria that only that particular female knows- whether it be something of value, or you have to bullshit her, entertain her, etc… There is a price for their sex and she’s not going to tell you. You can’t just ask “what will it take for you to sleep with me?”

    Women are purposely elusive and when you get your head out of the clouds you’ll see that they (women) have objectified themselves. It’s true, they objectify themselves by putting a price on their sex. Wouldn’t it be great if the tables were turned and women walked up to men and said: “You’re so handsome, I would love to feel you inside of me?” IN COME PORN. Porn meets all those demands and much much more. Porn doesn’t ever discriminate or reject anyone. In Pornland, everyone can come, even women! Porn likes all races, porn likes gays and porn likes freaks too! Porn likes fat people, old people and porn really really really REALLY likes young people.

    It’s really not that hard to understand… The key word to all of this is “REJECTION”. Men want sex and porn won’t reject them. Period. You ladies aren’t meeting our demands… Not even by a fraction. In female fantasy land, it’s easy to bullshit amongst each other and believe men watch porn because “they’re guys”. No, we watch porn because porn doesn’t suppress our desires and reject us- Jesus, I already told you! But you still don’t get it because you’re still whoring yourselves out to the highest bidder! “Oh this guy’s hot. This guy’s charming… That won has money, if he takes care of me I will give him sex.”

    WHOA, STOP THE PRESS! It can’t be all about sex, right? What about love? No, I didn’t forget, I was just putting it off. Pay attention because this is what men have been reduced too. Sure, we’d all prefer to sleep with someone we love but us men are so distracted with this other thing that we can’t have, that we’re willing to push those emotion things aside to feed our desires. Also consider the fact that what most females think of love, is probably not what most men think of as love. In fact, I’d go as far to say that every individual on the planet probably has their own unique and twisted interpretation of what love is “supposed to be” and how it behaves. I want everyone reading this to ask themselves: Do you really truly know what love is?

    That said, I’m no sexpert, but I know that I would have a really hard time loving someone that I couldn’t have sex with… In fact, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I couldn’t love someone that I had a nonexistent or boring sex life with. But if women would “love” men how they would like to be loved, men would be more inclined to love those women back how they want to be loved. That’s how it works, right? Nope. It’s actually the other way around where men “love” women and they reward men with sex, but that system is highly flawed and has proven to repeatedly end in disaster. I think it’s backwards. I say sex first, then love and maybe marriage. And you can hate me all you want for saying this, but I personally prefer to test drive the sex way before all that love stuff happens and DEFINITELY before marriage to make sure we’re sexually compatible. No one should get stuck with a boring sex life. Sadly, many men won’t have a choice. They’ll settle for less than average (yes, I’m talking about you) because that’s all they can get… I feel for you my brothers- you deserve better… But for now, there’s porn to the rescue.

    So ask me again: What about love? I’m not going to claim to be Dr. Love, PHD, but I’m quite certain that men love sex. Women can separate love and sex into two halves, but men cannot. The reason for this is so simple it goes unnoticed: A huge part of why men love women is for their sex. Take the sex away and you’ll see what I mean. Slow the sex down or make it boring and the love will slowly diminish and the male will seek refuge into porn, because porn doesn’t MANIPULATE or REJECT.

    Ever wonder why men like all that weird kinky stuff you see in porn like gagging and jerking off onto girls faces? Surely your boyfriend doesn’t want to do abusive and degrading things to you… Or do they? Once again, the answer is ever so simple: They want to do it to somebody. Why? To get back for all the MANIPULATION and REJECTION from women. Those disgusting acts that turn men on are a direct result of bottled up sexual frustration. Do you have any idea what it’s like to live under sexual tension? To suppress your desires your whole life? It’s every man in America except for the millionaires, pretty boys and rock stars. Men don’t particularly enjoy being teased and manipulated and they want to get even in the only way they know how to, but that’s only half of the equation. Guys also measure how much a woman appreciates him, by the kinky things she does for him in bed.

    When the smoke clears, you will not have heard a single word I said. Women will still be whores and men will continue to buy into it and the cycle continues… But before you go knocking porn, remember that it also has it’s benefits: http://voices.yahoo.com/online-pornography-helping-lower-rape-incidents-study-2612381.html

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