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Young Australians’ use of pornography and associations with sexual risk behaviours
KEY FINDINGS: In 2017, a study on Australians ages 15-29 found 100% of males (and 82% females) had viewed porn. Of these, 85% of young men and 23% of young women watch pornography on a weekly or daily basis. Also, 69% of males and 23% of females first viewed porn at age 13 or younger. The more frequent pornography viewing correlated with mental health problems.

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Marston C, Lewis R. Anal heterosex among young people and implications for health promotion: a qualitative study in the UK. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004996. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004996
Parker, I. (2014). Young People, Sex and Relationships: The New Norms. Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Available from URL: ippr.org/read/young-people-sex-and-relationships-the-new-norms
Office of Film and Literature Classification. (2018). NZ Youth and Porn: Research findings of a survey on how and why young New Zealanders view online pornography. Wellington, NZ. Available from URL: classificationoffice.govt.nz/news/latest-news/nzyouthandporn

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Sabina, C., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2008) The nature and dynamics of Internet pornography exposure for youth. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11(6), 691-693. DOI: 10.1089/cpb.2007.0179. (Data gathered in 2006)
Sun, C., Bridges, A., Johnson, J. A. & Ezzell, M. B. (2016) Pornography and the Male Sexual Script: An Analysis of Consumption and Sexual Relations. Arch. Sex. Behav. 45, 983–994. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-014-0391-2. (Data gathered in 2011)
Dawson, K., Gabhainn, S. C., & MacNeela, P. (2019) Dissatisfaction with school sex education is not associated with using pornography for sexual information, Porn Studies, 6:2, 245-257, DOI: 10.1080/23268743.2018.1525307. (Data gathered in 2017)