No Gender Differences in Enrollment for Replicated, Minimally-Different ‘Pornographic’ Versus ‘Photographic’ Studies

Melanie MacEacheron, Taylor Kohut, William A. Fisher

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Objective: Since women tend to use pornography less, they may enroll less in studies concerning it and/or those who do may be gender-atypical. Methods: One study plus replication, assessed proportion of participants reporting being women, responding to each of two, minimally different (one including the word “pornographic”) study advertisement versions, and their pornography use frequency, Erotophilia-Erotophobia, and Openness to Experience. Results: Proportion responding to each version did not differ. In one sample only, women responding to one version differed in Openness to Experience. Conclusions: Advertising to North American convenience samples using the word “pornographic”, may produce neither self-selection out by, nor over-sampling of gender-atypical, women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-143
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022


  • Pornography
  • gender
  • minimal difference procedure
  • self-selection into studies
  • survey research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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