Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity May Influence Teen Porn Use
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Adolescents may use pornography differently, depending on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
A recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study reported that sexual and gender minority (SGM) girls may use porn to learn more about their own sexuality.
Researchers surveyed 2,846 Canadian ninth-graders. The participants' average age was 14.5.
About two-thirds of the teens had seen pornography at least once. The average age of first exposure was 12 years.
Heterosexual, cisgender (HC) boys said they had used porn about once a week during the previous 3 months. SGM boys reported viewing porn "many times" a week during the same period.
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In the Forum...
The August 2020 edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine is now available online.
This month's issue brings you a wealth of new research on COVID-19, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, and paraphilias. You'll also learn more about gender-confirming vulvoplasty in transgender women in this month's Surgeon's Corner.
See the table of contents here.
Two new conversations began in the ISSM's Men's Sex Health Forum this week.
The first thread discusses ways to naturally increase testosterone levels.
The second points out a website that patients can use to share information about their surgical experiences with penile implants.
Would you like to join in? Access to the ISSM Member Forums is included with your ISSM membership. You can browse discussions on male and female sexual health and start a conversation of your own, if you'd like. Check it out today!