Social Science Research on Pornography

Related Research

The purpose of this section to provide links to past research that has examined issues related to pornography use, effects of pornography, and attitudes towards pornography. While there is a broad body of literature based on experimental settings, all of the studies here use survey data or natural setting data (crime statistics, circulation rates, etc).
Our real hope is to be able to post the data, analysis code, and survey questions used for each study. This will allow future research to replicate and extend these past studies, providing a scientific forum in which the effects of pornography can be better discussed. If you are the author of one of these studies or a related study, please contact us ( about the possibility of posting your data on this site.

Pornography Use

Effects of Pornography

Attitudes toward Pornography

Review of Research