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We invite you to participate in the following study conducted by researchers at the University of South Alabama. Below you will find information about the study and what to expect if you decide to participate. Please read the following information in order to make an informed decision.



You are eligible to participate in the study if you are at least 18 years old, male, and have access to a computer with Internet access



Your participation is voluntary, and you may refuse to participate or withdraw at any time. You may also refuse to answer any question. 



To explore the intersection between masculinity, pornography viewing, and social relationships. 



If you decide to participate, you will be answering a series of short questionnaires. We expect the survey will take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.



Upon completion of the survey you will be directed to another survey where you can select to be included in a drawing for one $100 visa gift card. The likelihood of being chosen is dependent on the number of participants, but it is expected that 1000 will be completed.  The drawing will be conducted at the University of South Alabama on 12/15/2018.  You will be contacted through email if you have been selected.


Your answers on this survey will be completely anonymous.



The items do ask for your honest answer on potentially uncomfortable habits (such as your habits regarding body image and pornography). You are under no obligation to complete the survey or items that you feel are too uncomfortable.



While you will not directly benefit from participation, you will be helping social scientists better understand these complex relationships as they occur in society.



The results of this study may be published in professional and/or scientific journals. It may also be used for educational purposes or for professional presentations. However, no individual subject will be identified and all information will be reported as group averages.



If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact the primary researcher, Nicholas Borgogna at or the supervising researcher Ryon McDermott at


The University of South Alabama Institutional Review Boards have reviewed this project and deemed it exempt (IRB no. 1009007-1). For questions about your rights as a research participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact your respective Institutional Review Boards. University of South Alabama Institutional Review Board at Phone: (251) 460-6308. There is also an anonymous reporting line (866) 294-9350.


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