Latest Psychology Today post addressing brand new study on porn & "sexuality"

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Our PT blog post about a new study that has been generating headlines in the last few days. The headlines suggest porn isn't a big deal. The study doesn't say really say that. More importantly the study doesn't investigate inhibited function and libido, etc.

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Just to clarify,

even though the sample wasn't representative, they were comparing frequency of use  to risky behaviors. So, in a sense, they were only focusing on the heavy users. The fact that many were not using heavily wasn't so important, as they were sort of ignored in the study, if you will.

We, of course, think it would be good to focus entirely on the at risk group: young males. There are lots of reasons it makes sense to do this, but it's generally not done.

Who is peer reviewing?

Who is peer reviewing?

It wouldn’t sound good if media said "Inclusive study at best claims..." And then piecework contract journalists would have to know how and have the time to read and understand studies.  

Sure. That saves me hunting

Sure. That saves me hunting it down. My point was until there is more open peer review or open peer commentary or something else that brings about better self-policing of academics and reviewers, less than stellar research will go on. New and from the academic gods doesn't make it worthwhile.