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Pornography is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as visual or printed material comprising sexual subjects or activity. Conversation about porn use is frequently seen as taboo in today's society, even though research has shown that "roughly 13% of the US population regularly views Internet pornography" (Twohig, Crosby & Cox 253). Most researchers in the past have focused on the amount and type of people which use porn, and how frequently they see it. However, in my research, I wished to test something much more intriguing. I examined how pornography, whether viewed or not, influences individuals and their relationships (not only intimate relationships), in addition to how it affects society as a whole. I conducted interviews and researched data from prior studies regarding how individuals are influenced by pornography (a positive or negative impact). I asked the interviewees their opinion about the effects that pornography has. I discovered common themes throughout my study that suggest that porn has an overall negative influence on individuals, and society. I approached this subject by first researching studies that had been done on this topic. Afterward I wanted to see if my private research results were parallel with what I had come across in previous research. I began my personal research by conducting an interview process. I simply opened up the subject to the people that I understood. I posted a status on the favorite social networking site, Facebook. I told my buddies that I was performing a study, and when they had been interested to contact me. I did not expect a lot of people to respond, but to my surprise, I had over ten people send me a reply asking to participate. I preplanne...