The Influence of Exposure to Pornography Among the Youthin Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


This study intends to find out the influences of exposure to pornography among young people in Addis Ababa. It envisioned examining how young people respond to sexually explicit media, thereby identifying how the youth perceive and interpret pornography in their daily life activities. Qualitative research method is used and focus group discussion and in-depth individual interview were the major instruments used to collect data for the study. The result of the study showed that young pornography viewers are influenced in many ways, both positively and negatively: such as rushing to early and unsafe sexual practices, arousal, distorting value and image of women, imitating Western sexual acts and practices, among others. It is also demonstrated that for few pornography viewing youth, the material has an educative role in informing viewers how to gratify sexual partners using different sexual acts, besides enabling them ‘to break the silence’ about sex.



Pornography Among the Youthin Addis