Can porn turn you into a rapist

 New Delhi, 05-Jan-2016 22:57:31 IST

Watching too much porn can affect your mental health and you might turn into a sexually aggressive person in future, says a research conducted recently.

 

Published in the Journal of Communication, this study was based on the analysis of studies from seven different countries.

 

It found that both men and women can turn sexually violent and even resort to sexual abuse if they watch too much of sleaze.

 

As per the research, chances of verbal aggression were more than physical one."The general pattern of results suggested that violent content may be an exacerbating factor,” wrote the researchers from Indiana University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, US.

 

The researchers acknowledge that the causes of sexual aggression are complex and that “many pornography consumers are not sexually aggressive”. 

 

But they ultimately concluded that “the accumulated data leave little doubt that, on the average, individuals who consume pornography more frequently are more likely to hold attitudes conducive to sexual aggression and engage in actual acts of sexual aggression than individuals who do not consume pornography or who consume pornography less frequently”.

 

The study was published in the Journal of Communication.