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Charlie Glickman points to this graph to illustrate how the fight over porn needs to get more specific (enlarged image here). The data is from a 2000 article in the Review of Sex Research, where researchers examined the link between porn consumption and sexual aggression. The results: For men determined to have a low risk of sexual aggression, frequent use of pornography was not correlated with higher rates of actual aggression. But for men determined to already have a high risk of sexual aggression, frequent porn use was correlated with an increase in acting out that aggression.

Glickman’s take: “the thing that I find so interesting about this study is that it shows a possible reason why some people say that porn is harmless and others say that it causes real harm. Different people have different experiences, so of course, porn has different effects on different people.” [Via Kink on Tap].