89% of men are aroused by female children based on 90s study

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Based on a study from the 90s that used girls under the age of 12.

Out of 80 normal heterosexual men, "9 exhibited no arousal to the female child slides". That's 89% who did. And "Twenty-six subjects exhibited sexual arousal to the child slides that equaled or exceeded their arousal to the adult slides." That's 33% who were aroused more by female children than female adults, or had equal arousal.

97-048 article
 

sculptingman

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Oct 2009
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Based on a study from the 90s that used girls under the age of 12.

Out of 80 normal heterosexual men, "9 exhibited no arousal to the female child slides". That's 89% who did. And "Twenty-six subjects exhibited sexual arousal to the child slides that equaled or exceeded their arousal to the adult slides." That's 33% who were aroused more by female children than female adults, or had equal arousal.

97-048 article
There is no such thing as 80 normal heterosexual men.

What they had there was 80 men who CLAIMED to be normal heterosexuals.

Half of all men who engage in homosexual activity consider themselves straight.

additionally- what was depicted in the "child" slides?
versus what was depicted in the "adult" slides.

It is proven that men react more strongly to sexual novelty... ergo- the fact that these men had previously seen thousands of sexual images of adult women, ( ho hum) and had never before seen sexual images of girls could, alone, account for their response regardless of what actually interests them sexually.

Sounds like a typical crap study done by some undergrad that was never corroborated.
the Vast majority of "studies" that have been conducted have Never been replicated. That makes them worthless.
 

aggienation

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Jul 2016
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additionally- what was depicted in the "child" slides?
versus what was depicted in the "adult" slides.
According to article, full frontal naked pictures of girls and older women. Plus fully clothed pics of little girls as control (sad...). They also played provocative recordings of women talking dirty.

This experiment was a bad joke, I hope that lab never got funding again.
 

tomar

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Jan 2011
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First the sample is very small

Second a majority of the potential sample withdrew for one reason or another as per below (a total of 86 + 22 + 19 + 1 + 1 = 131.... that's more than the 80 who participated..... It a safe assumption that most of these did not show because they were morally opposed to such experiments and have no sexual interest in children (then there is the funny case of the guy who did show up but did not even understand english)..... Its a distinct possibility that many those who remained HAD a sexual interest in children and thus were not "normal heterosexual men"..... (also the ethnic make up does not reflect american society, but that is probably not important here)


Eighty-six persons called to inquire about the study but did not schedule appointments to participate in the study. Twenty-two persons scheduled appointments but failed to appear. Nineteen subjects withdrew from the study after the requirements were explained to them. One subject completed self- report measures, but not the physiological assessment, and one could not understand English and was eliminated from the study.
Eighty subjects completed the study. Their mean age was 38.3 years (SD =3D 10.74, range =3D 19-66). Fifty-two subjects were Caucasian, 25 were African American, 2 were Hispanic, and I was Asian American.

Also note the conditions of the "experiment"

Upon arrival for the study, subjects were informed by the female graduate student experimenter about the requirements of the study

and

Prior to the presentation of stimuli, subjects were instructed to allow them. selves to become aroused to the stimuli


Then you have this

all 80 subjects reported that they had engaged in sexual acts with adult women

in other words at least some of them lied

and lastly by their own admission

Because subjects were recruited for a study on human sexuality, it is possible that a disproportionate number of sexually uninhibited, or perhaps deviant, subjects volunteered for the study

compounded by the add itself

Earn $40 for participation in an experiment on human sexuality that will require a total of 8 hours on two consecutive days. Males 18 and older only

not that many "normal" male adults would accept this for $5 per hour, especially if they have a normal job..... Students maybe but the mean age was over 38 years......


In summary, a worthless "study"
 

sparky

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Jan 2017
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There is some problems with the test
"child" and "adult" are we talking infants , pre-pubescent , young adolescent
what was the context of the pictures , degree of nakedness , facial expression ?

it seems like this was a study with a pre-conceived result in mind
 
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Earn $40 for participation in an experiment on human sexuality that will require a total of 8 hours on two consecutive days. Males 18 and older only

not that many "normal" male adults would accept this for $5 per hour, especially if they have a normal job..... Students maybe but the mean age was over 38 years......
Federal minimum wage was less than 5 dollars when the study was conducted. The value of a dollar was worth more.
 
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