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Peter, Jochen, Valkenburg, Patti M. (2006) Adolescents’ exposure to sexually explicit online material and recreational attitudes toward sex. Journal of Communication, 639-660.

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The study attempts to understand the atttitudes of adolscents towards intentional exposure to sexually explicit material, not accidental exposure. Over the course of 2 months, a survey was conducted online of Dutch children aged 13 to 18. They accounted for numerous variables, such as stage of puberty, gender, religion, etc. Contrary to the hypothesis, age was unrelated to the recreational attitudes towards sex. Males did percieve the online images to be more realistic than females did.