Internet Safety 101 reports:
Youth who look at violent x-rated material are six times more likely to report forcing someone to do something sexual online or in-person versus youth not exposed to x-rated material.
Obviously correlation does not equate to causation, but I find this hard to believe. Can this claim be justified?
Many of the highly suspect claims on this site correlating pornography to poor behavior use ill-defined terms which make evaluating their accuracy difficult. For the sake of this question, let's give them the benefit of the doubt by interpreting any ambiguous claim generously. For instance, I would say that "violent x-rated material" should be interpreted as pornography with themes of violence, rape, S&M, or harm to another (on the presumption that would make the claim more likely to be accurate), and that "youths who look at" would mean youths who regularly view this material, rather than viewing it only once.