ERIC Number: ED043076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Erotic Films of Sexual Behavior of Married Couples. Sex-guilt and Reactions to Pornographic Films. Exposure to Pornography, Character, and Sexual Deviance: A Retrospective Survey.
Mann, Jay; And Others
This paper reviews some of the findings from two studies of the reactions of single college students and married couples who viewed one of two pornographic films. Findings from the first study included: (1) women were aroused as much as men upon viewing the film showing intercourse; they were less aroused and the men were more aroused after the film showing oral-genital sex. The majo finding in the second study showed that the married male who is high in sex-guilt finds his marital sex life less satisfactory, masturbates more and has a more positive response to pornography than a single male high in sex-guilt. A second paper presents a study involving middle class adults married at least ten years who viewed pornographic films. Results suggest that these films produced no sustained change in behavior with the above subjects. A third study, assessing relationships among exposure to pornography, moral character, and sexual deviance concludes that character is the mediating variable associated with sexual deviance and criminal deviant and sexually active peer groups. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, CA.; Stanford Univ., CA. School of Medicine.; American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.; Oberlin Coll., OH.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention in Miami, Florida, September 3-8, 1970