Watching Porn Makes Men More Chauvinistic, Study Finds

A recent study in Denmark claims that men who watch pornography on a regular basis are more chauvinistic.

The researchers interviewed 200 men, rating their “agreeableness” in terms of antagonism, coldness, hostility, unfriendliness and self-interest, among other criteria.

The subjects of the research were made to watch hardcore porn and then answer a series of questions on their attitudes to woman and sexism in general.

The study’s lead author, Gert Martin Hald, a professor at the University of Copenhagen, believes that the study shows that pornography has a different effect on different people, depending on a number of factors.

Men who started out with the lowest levels of agreeableness were the ones who showed the most hostile and extreme sexist attitudes.

Hald said that the results of the research will help to facilitate the targeting of those most negatively affected by pornography. This is with a view to developing “prevention, education or clinical interventions,” for the most extreme cases.

The connection between sexist attitudes towards woman and the predisposition of the men in the study, who were less “agreeable” is an interesting one.

The research is groundbreaking in that it raises the increasingly debated issue of governmental or medical intervention in cases where watching porn actually leads to abuse of women.