Literature review of pornography and correlation of aggressive effects on men

Bernstein, Penner, Clarke-Stewart and Roy (2007) assert that men who watch pornography are more likely to commit rape and other forms of violence towards women. In the researchers’ experiment, the male participants in a room were asked to administer an electric shock every time the person in another room made a mistake. The individual in the other room was an employee who was also a subject in the experiment. The intensity of the shock could be varied. Concurrently, the amount of shock represented the amount of violence. There was no shock, but the subjects in the experiment believed that the shock was real. Before the experiment, some men in the experiment watched a film highlighting several men raped a woman. The study outcome showed that men who watched the film administered more shock than those who did not watch it (Berstein et al., 2007). The researchers concluded that pornography increases resentment especially towards women. The researchers also discovered that aggressive pornography affects men differently. For instance, very promiscuous and hostile men are more affected compared to men who are not hostile towards women (Berstein et al., 2007).
According to Davis, Norris, George, Martell and Heiman (2006), pornography enhances sexual aggression. The researchers came to this conclusion after evaluating various variables like the attitudes that increase sexual aggression (rape and the actual aggression behavior). The researchers proved that exposure to pornography especially the violent ones and alcohol increases hostility. This is because these materials increase men’s attraction to sexual aggression, which in turn increases their probability of practicing rape. The researchers identified sexual arousal as a major factor that increases the aggression. The increase in sexual arousal is one of the causes of the increase in rape cases, in many countries. Regular exposure to rape films