Effects of pornography
Research on the effects of pornography is concerned with multiple outcomes, including potential influences on sexual function and sexual dysfunction, difficulties with sexual relationships, domestic violence, rape and child sexual abuse. Viewers of novel and extreme pornographic images may become tolerant to such images, which may impact sexual response. There is too little evidence to conclude that visual images and films can be addictive. Several studies conclude the liberalization of porn in society may be associated with decreased rape and sexual violence rates, suggest no effect, or are inconclusive.