Journal article

Recognizing Connections Between Intimate Partner Sexual Violence and Pornography

Laura Tarzia, Meagan Tyler

Violence Against Women | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

In this article, we call for a more concerted effort to understand the ways in which pornography might be used in, and contribute to, intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV). We seek to address this through an overview of existing work and the introduction of data from an Australian-based project on women's experiences of IPSV, where pornography use was an unexpected finding. Furthermore, we argue that there is a pressing need to address such issues now, given the increasing mainstreaming of pornography. Our findings contribute toward a better understanding of the context and dynamics of IPSV for women and suggest that pornography ought to be a greater focus in prevention efforts.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Laura Tarzia is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)-DE170100080