Date: May 28, 2013 09:19PM
From America's War on Sex, Marty Klein, Ph.D.
[T]he manipulative, extreme claims of the public health model should be challenged. . . . [W]e must loudly say that for the most part, adult material *does not cause*these awful consequences. [I]t's true that many personal and community difficulties *coexist* with adult material. That's because the use of adult material is so widespread, not because it typically causes problems.
[T]he fact that a very small percentage of viewers have personality disorders is no more reason to banish porn from everyone than the fact that some people can't digest dairy products is good enough reason to remove half-and-half and Haagen-Dazs from supermarkets. p. 129
There is no systematic research evidence available which suggests a causal relationship between pornography and morality. There is no systematic research which suggests that increases in specific forms of deviant behavior, reflected in crime trend statistics (e.g. rape) are causally related to pornography. There is no persuasive evidence that the viewing of pornography causes harm the average adult, or that exposure caused the average adult to harm others. . . or that exposure causes the average adult to alter established sex practices. --H.B McKay and D.J Dolff "The Impact of Pornography: An Analysis of Research and Summary Findings. p. 131
In European countries where restrictions on porn have been lifted, incidence of rape over the last 20 years has stayed constant or declined. Between 1965-1982, after Denmark made pornography more accessible to the public, sex crimes against female children dropped by 80% -- Brad Kutchinsky "Pornography and Rape: Theory and Practice? Evidence from Crime Data in Four Countries Where Pornography Is Easily Available"
The aggregate data on rape and other violent or sexual offenses from four countries where pornography, including aggressive varieties has become widely and easily available during the period we have dealt with would seem to exclude, beyond any reasonable doubt, that this availability has had any detrimental effects in the form of increased sexual violence -- Brad Kutchinsky--"Pornography, Sex Crime and Public Policy" pp. 131-132
Participants exposed to explicit sexual content without accompanying violence did not become desensitized. -- Linz, Donnerstein and Adams in "Measuring the Effects of Sexual Content in the Media: A Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation p. 132http://www.martyklein.com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/28803/title/Porn--Good-for-us-/