Monday, 9 January 2012

Porn causing rise in Multiple Sexual Partners?




Please read this article about a research project looking at teenage multiple sexual partners 

Study of Boston Clinic Users Suggests Teen Group Sex Could Be Emerging Public Health Concern




I know this came out a little while ago but when recently working on the lesson looking at Porn impacts on teenagers view of sex the study floated to my attention again. I wish i could afford the full research report but one quoted section concerns me. "Strong association between exposure to pornography, having been forced to do things that their sex partner saw in pornography" 

I am very curious to find out if this is as causal association? Can we fairly say that porn causes people to engage in sexual activity with multiple sexual partners or is it a case that both higher rates of exposure to porn and MSP are both caused by a 3rd cause.