The Relationship between Teens’ Exposure to Sexually Explicit Online Content
and their Recreational Attitudes Toward Sex
Teens’ exposure to sexually explicit online content may be linked to recreational attitudes toward sex. Male teens use sexually explicit online content more than female teens, which leads them to believe what they see is reality, rather than staged content. This perceived realism, in turn, acts as mediator in the relationship between exposure and recreational attitudes toward sex. Exposure to sexually explicit online content, then, is related to more recreational attitudes toward sex, but this relationship is influenced by the teen’s gender and mediated by how real they believe online sexual content is.
Since, teens’ exposure to some non-explicit content, such as soap operas, is linked to more permissive attitudes toward sex, sexually explicit online content may also be associated with more recreational attitudes toward sex. On the Internet, sexually explicit content is easily…
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