Reference | Posted: December 12, 2010
Evidence of harm to adults relating to exposure to extreme pornographic material
Ministry of Justice, U.K., September 28, 2007
This document reports on a rapid evidence assessment (REA) of the evidence of harm relating to exposure to extreme pornographic material (EPM).
EPM was defined as 'actual scenes or realistic depictions of: explicit intercourse or oral sex with an animal, explicit sexual interference with a human corpse, explicit serious violence in a sexual context and explicit serious sexual violence'. The REA addressed three research questions:
- What effects does viewing EPM have on those adults who access it?
- In particular is there any evidence that it causes or contributes to sexual or violent offending?
- Is there any evidence that those adults who participate in making EPM are harmed by their involvement?