Sexual Violence as a Sexual Script in Mainstream Online Pornography




A content analysis of 131,738 titles advertised to first-time users on the landing pages of Pornhub, XVideos, and XHamster found that 1 in 8 described sexual violence, with themes including incest, assault, non-consent, and teens. “Mainstream online pornography is a key social institution” for developing norms of sexual conduct. These sites portray sexual violence as normative and socially acceptable, thus creating the norms that fuel rape culture, and profit from content that blurs the line between sex and sexual violence.


To read the full article from the National Center On Sexual Exploitation, go to:

https://endsexualexploitation.org/articles/research-spotlight/sexual-violence-as-a-sexual-script-in-pornography/