via Beliefnet News. “We had big trouble finding non users.” Final definition of a non-user is horrifying. Estimates of the male population (one assumes, in America, since this is a Newsweek study) involved is 16% to 80%. What’s most interesting about this Newsweek study is the comparison between those who buy sex and those who don’t. This 5-page article is well worth reading to understand this massive structure of sin chaining Westerners.
This isn’t the first time that Newsweek has gone to war against pornography, interestingly enough. See also:
- ‘Pornland’: How porn has hijacked our sexuality (a review of the book by Gail Dines)
- The pornification of a generation: a new book traces the migration of porn culture from adult theaters to mainstream and asks what it means for kids
- The tangled web of porn in the office
- “Are most men like this“? Sex, lies and the Newsweek study thinks the article is leading to much needed discussion, and is generally positive toward the article.
- “Are porn watchers the same as johns?” asks Salon, and thinks that lumping men who buy sex together with porn-watchers and strip-club visitors is poor research.
- “Disgusting, dishonest, damaging: Newsweek calls YOU the ‘John Next Door’” is a rant by Marty Klein, blogging in Psychology Today, against the study. In the case of Klein’s article, I came away wondering about the vehemence.