The Effects of Nonviolent Sexually Explicit Materials

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
3

The importance of specifying various contingent conditions under which certain effects may or may not be obtained becomes immediately obvious when one looks at the findings in this area. It is also clear that while there are a greater number of studies that examined the effects of nonaggressive sexually explicit materials, particularly if one includes the 1970 Commission studies, the diversity of dependent variable measures as well as experimental stimuli used is also greater than those in the area of sexual violence.

A number of different effects from a variety of studies have been obtained in the areas of affect, attitudes as well as behavior.