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Alan McKee: Criteria to identify online pornography that can support healthy sexual development

Research Seminar: Alan McKee, Criteria to identify online pornography that can support healthy sexual development: results of a Delphi panel


Date: Thursday 31 August 2023, Time: 3-4.30pm AEST. Venue: On campus, Schaeffer Library Seminar Room 210, Mills Building A26, Camperdown Campus and online via Zoom.


This project brought together a Delphi Panel of experts from a range of relevant areas including the production and research of pornography, adolescent and sexual health, and asked them to identify the best online pornography to support young people’s healthy sexual development, as well as the criteria that should be used to make those determinations. Experts were recruited from a range of professional backgrounds who were all stakeholders in the Panel’s question: six experts in each of five areas: sex educators, pornography researchers, online pornography producers, adolescent development experts and sexual health experts. Panelists were asked to nominate examples of pornography that could support healthy sexual development; and to specify the criteria used to make these decisions. In a second round Panelists were asked the extent to which they agreed with a synthesised list of each other’s suggestions; and five proposed online pornographic sites.


Professor Alan McKee is an expert on entertainment and healthy sexual development. His latest book - What Do We Know About the Effects of Pornography After Fifty Years of Academic Research? – emerges from an Australian Research Council Discovery grant entitled ‘Pornography’s effects on audiences: explaining contradictory research data’. He also worked on an ARC Linkage grant with True (previously Family Planning Queensland) to investigate the use of vulgar comedy to reach young men with information about healthy sexual development. He was co-editor of the Girlfriend Guide to Life and co-author of Objectification: on the difference between sex and sexism (2020).

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