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We could tell you hundreds of stories – and survey many ways in which hundreds of thousands report pornography impacting their lives.

For now, here are three sets of studies that do the job just as well:

Furthermore, there are currently 13 recent literature reviews that document significant risks involved in pornography consumption. These include papers from institutions such as Cambridge and Yale Universities.

Is there any evidence for porn affecting other people?  

Big time.  Those can be classified into two areas:  impacts on direct participants in porn and impacts on people surrounding the porn user.

Does this mean that anyone who uses porn will become aggressive or demeaning towards women? Of course not.

But it does mean there is a definitive connection between porn use and the (general) increase in demeaning and aggressive behavior. Learn more about potential porn addiction side effects and how to avoid them.