“Shifting sexualities” – A qualitative study into the relationship between online pornography and sexual norms of Flemish young adults with diverse sexual identities.

01 October 2022 → 30 September 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Media and communication theory
    • Gender and media
    • Media discourse reception
    • Media sociology
pornography porn studies normativity sexual identity
Project description

The digitization and growing number of pornographic representations have generated a shift in what is considered normative sexuality. As current public and scientific discourses are situated within the media effects paradigm, voices of porn consumers are often neglected. By implementing an interpretative epistemology, this project aims at understanding the role of pornography on sexual norms, whilst considering the consumer’s perspective.