Porn study hits stumbling block

Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:09 am

So scientists Scientists at the University of Montreal wanted to do a study of how pornography affects the attitudes men have to women. They came up with questions to assess the attitude of men and set out to recruit those who regularly watched porn with the attitude of those who had never been exposed to it.

Unfortunately, they hit a slight stumbling block. They couldn't find a single man who didn't watch porn. Not one.

“We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography,” said Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse. “We couldn't find any.”

In the end they had to settle for not having a control group at all.

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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:35 am

:lol:

My attitudes toward women aren't based on how much porn I've watched, but my experience and relationships with them.




FYI: They aren't sugar or spice or anything nice; just like us males. Gender isn't a primary factor in how they treat other people either.
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:33 am

From a science point of view it would be pretty poor form to just ask people if it's changed their outlook, as I'm sure you know.

But the article does say that the study data shows that porn users don't have a particularly bad view of women or anything.
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:45 am

GrahamKennedy wrote:From a science point of view it would be pretty poor form to just ask people if it's changed their outlook, as I'm sure you know.


I'm sure they were more subtle than that, but I imagine they were interested whether there was a connection between heavy porn watchers and misogyny.
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:59 am

Yeah, but often in these sorts of things they try and arrange it so that the subjects didn't know that was the connection they were looking for. Otherwise you don't test what bias people have, only what bias they think they have.

In the Milgram experiment, for instance, very few people would say that they were willing to torture a person just because they're told to by an authority figure. Turns out 65% of people will do just that.
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby stitch626 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:49 am

Hmm, they should have asked me. They just didn't look hard enough.
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Nutso » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:31 pm

Could've asked Catholic Priests. I'm sure they don't watch porn.
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:29 pm

Nutso wrote:Could've asked Catholic Priests. I'm sure they don't watch porn.


Then again, they might watch more than anyone else, being sworn to celibacy and all... you never know! :P
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Mikey » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:53 pm

Not all of them... my wife's priest has a wife and two lovely daughters.
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Captain Seafort » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:06 pm

Mikey wrote:Not all of them... my wife's priest has a wife and two lovely daughters.


In which case he's not a priest - he's probably a deacon.
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Re: Porn study hits stumbling block

Postby Mikey » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:09 am

Captain Seafort wrote:
Mikey wrote:Not all of them... my wife's priest has a wife and two lovely daughters.


In which case he's not a priest - he's probably a deacon.


No, he's a Catholic priest. In the Ukrainian rite (and most other rites) of the Byzantine Catholic church, married men may accept a vocation - men who are already priests, however, must remain celibate.
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