Along with real-time news, cat videos, and pop-up ads, the Internet has given us greater access than ever before to a decried—but certainly desired—product: pornography.
It's widely assumed that the number of people watching sexually explicit material has increased as a result of its widespread availability. But is this really true? And if so, has it substantially changed public attitudes toward porn?
In an attempt to compare apples with apples, the researchers used data from the General Social Survey, comparing responses given by 18- to 26-year-olds through fivedecades.