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Psychological and Forensic Challenges Regarding Youth Consumption of Pornography: A Narrative Review

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Faculty of Law, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Forensic Psychology, Instituto de Psiquiatría y Psicología Clínica de Barcelona, 08021 Barcelona, Spain
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Academic Editors: Larry F. Forthun and Kate Tilleczek
Adolescents 2021, 1(2), 108-122; https://doi.org/10.3390/adolescents1020009
Received: 8 March 2021 / Revised: 19 March 2021 / Accepted: 21 March 2021 / Published: 7 April 2021
Nowadays, technology has become part of the daily activities of a large part of the population. Many of the activities and development and socialization processes of minors and young people have been transferred to the online world, generating attention and concern from the educational, scientific, and forensic communities. One of the most worrying issues derived from this new online world is the consumption of pornography by teens. The objective of this literature review is to draw attention to the consequences and emotional disturbances derived from the consumption of pornography in young people, as well as the forensic implications of this phenomenon, among which are paraphilias, perpetration, and victimization of sexual assaults, and the development of new forms of online sexual victimization. The main findings suggest that the first contact with pornography starts at the age of 8 years old, with important behavioral and psychological consequences, such as hypersexualization, emotional disturbances, and the perpetuation of gender inequality. Furthermore, pornography consumption by youth has been linked to the exacerbation of paraphilias, an increase in sexual aggression perpetration and victimization, and, finally, it has been linked to an increase in online sexual victimization. Implications and future lines of research are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: pornography; adolescents; forensic challenges; youth; sexuality pornography; adolescents; forensic challenges; youth; sexuality
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Gassó, A.M.; Bruch-Granados, A. Psychological and Forensic Challenges Regarding Youth Consumption of Pornography: A Narrative Review. Adolescents 2021, 1, 108-122. https://doi.org/10.3390/adolescents1020009

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Gassó AM, Bruch-Granados A. Psychological and Forensic Challenges Regarding Youth Consumption of Pornography: A Narrative Review. Adolescents. 2021; 1(2):108-122. https://doi.org/10.3390/adolescents1020009

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Gassó, Aina M., and Anna Bruch-Granados. 2021. "Psychological and Forensic Challenges Regarding Youth Consumption of Pornography: A Narrative Review" Adolescents 1, no. 2: 108-122. https://doi.org/10.3390/adolescents1020009

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