Adolescent Sexual Script and Pornography Consumption

7 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2018

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Rr. Setyawati

Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP)

Nurul Hartini

Universitas Airlangga

Date Written: May 27, 2018


The Internet which emerged several decades ago has become a system with full of complexity both technically and socially. This study aims to determine the impact of pornography exposure on the internet through the approach of Sexual Script theory in order to find out the role of the environment and its relation to free sex behavior. Qualitative research approach using case study research design was applied in this research. Subjects 5 (five) adolescent were selected based on certain criteria which was based on theory or operational constructs according to the purpose of research, namely: 1) Teenagers of 18-21 years old, (2) Male or female, consisting of 4 (four) men and 1 (one) woman (3) Being able to access the internet. Semi structured interview was used as the method of collecting the data. Thematic analysis using coding from the transcripts of verbatimized interviews was used as the technique analysis. The research findings show that sex-browsing sites are inadvertently accessed by teenagers in the process of finding materials for doing homework by using words to search for information and images. Free internet access and inappropriate disclosure of information can have a negative impact on sexual behavior. The problems posed include social interaction with peers, sexual activity, and adolescent emotional development. The cultural environment provides information to the individual about sexuality. Individuals obtain different types of information about sexual meanings that include the objects, characteristics and quality of the cultural environment. The form and place of sexual behavior for dating can be found in boarding houses and hotels. The scripts of sex culture are learned through observation of the behavior of others, through all forms of mass media as well as through formal guidance in family schools, schools or social media. Interpersonal scripts are obtained through masturbation experience by viewing photos, video clips, movies and text. Source of information is obtained from online porn, namely both free and charged website Pornography can also be exchanged between peers, online forums, and online chat channels. Users of pornography will apply the script they learned in accordance with the pornography views consumed in the form of sexual behavior in their real life.

Keywords: free sex behavior; sexual script; pornography; adolescents

Suggested Citation

Setyawati, Rr. and Hartini, Nurul, Adolescent Sexual Script and Pornography Consumption (May 27, 2018). 3rd International Conference of Integrated Intellectual Community (ICONIC) 2018. Available at SSRN: or

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