Young Adults' Experiences with Sexually Explicit Internet Materials Open Access
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Though young adults today have been exposed to sexually explicit internet materials (SEIM) at young ages through easily accessible platforms, little is known about SEIM’s influence on sexual self-esteem. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between these variables for heterosexual and gay men, as well as heterosexual females, a vastly underrepresented population in research involving SEIM. Participants completed an online survey through a Facebook link posted by 10 recruiters. The typical length of SEIM viewing sessions was found to be negatively correlated with heterosexual males and females’ sexual self-esteem.