However, it is very far from proving that porn access reduces rape. For instance, Net access has not reduced the homicide rate.

So, what is the function of Internet porn for young men in the critical age group of 15 to 19 years of age? Most of these young men today are likely to be living at home with their parents. Logically, it would be easier to collapse your browser in a hurry, delete the cookie files and delete the browsing history than it would be to stash the stack of Hustler Magazines. For this reason, the auxiliary evidence is rather consistent and dovetails with the hypothesis that Internet access reduces rape as the Net makes it easier to get access to porn.

We also must analyze the factor of violence. University of California professors Gordon Dahl and Stefano DellaVigna claim that the more violence is on the screen, the...
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