A study pointed out the differences between consumers of hentai and others

Science Direct published an investigative report by J.I.Park, A. Blomkvist, M.K.Mahmut and entitled “The difference between consumers of hentai pornography and human pornography (Study: The differentiation between consumers of hentai porn and human pornography)” in December 2021. Like all investigative reports, a summary is included which writes:

A study pointed out the differences between consumers of hentai and others

«The study aims to investigate whether hentai consumers differed from other porn consumers in terms of their attachment style, attraction, and desire to maintain romantic relationships with anime and human characters. Porn consumers were classified into three groups. The first group consumed both hentai and human pornography (hentai consumers), the second consumed human pornography but not hentai (non-consumers of hentai), and the third did not consume hentai or human pornography (non-consumers of porn in general)».

Keep going: “Two hundred eight participants completed an online study that included self-report surveys and an image rating task. Results revealed that “hentai users” did not differ from “hentai non-users” or “pornography non-users in general” in avoidant attachment. (suspicious and distant relationships and behaviors such as little emotional autonomy, fear of intimacy, difficulty establishing relationships and for affective manifestations, pessimistic ideas about love, apparent ease of breaking up and insecurity) are observed. However, among women, “hentai users” had a higher level of anxious attachment compared to “non-users of pornography in general” (An anxious or ambivalent attachment person usually feels very close to their partners and has a great capacity for deep intimacy. However, fears and insecurities often appear that their partner does not really want them to have a relationship as close as her he would like.). In the image assessment task, “hentai consumers” rated anime characters as more attractive than “hentai non-consumers” and “porn non-consumers in general”».

He concludes: «However, there were no differences between the groups regarding the appraisal of the image of real people. “Hentai consumers” indicated a higher romantic desire towards anime characters compared to “hentai non-consumers” and “pornography non-consumers in general”; there were no group differences in romantic desire towards human beings. The results highlight the importance of differentiating individuals who consume hentai from those who do not.».

Source: Science Direct

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