Hidden in Shame: Heterosexual Men’s Experiences of Self-Perceived Problematic Pornography Use

AUTHOR(S)

Luke Sniewski , and Pani Farvid

PUBLISHED

2020 in Psychology of Men & Masculinities

KEY FINDINGS
  • This qualitative study analyzed how men with problematic pornography habits discuss the effects of their pornography use. Analysis showed that their pornography use is associated with guilt and shame, increased objectification, sexual dysfunction, unhealthy expectations for sex, and poorer self-esteem and mental health outcomes.

I (Dis)Like it Like That: Gender, Pornography, and Liking Sex

AUTHOR(S)

Matthew B. Ezzell , Jennifer A. Johnson , Ana J. Bridges , and Chyng F. Sun

PUBLISHED

2020 in Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy Volume 46, 2020

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that increased pornography consumption was associated with men's enjoyment of degrading/uncommon sexually aggressive behaviors, while increased pornography consumption was associated with women's enjoyment of being the recipient of lightly aggressive behaviors.
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Pornography and Relationship Quality: Establishing the Dominant Pattern by Examining Pornography Use and 31 Measures of Relationship Quality in 30 National Surveys

AUTHOR(S)

Samuel L. Perry

PUBLISHED

2020 in Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2020 May;49(4):1199-1213

KEY FINDINGS
  • Analyzing data from 30 nationally representative surveys, this study found that pornography use was associated with poorer relationship quality, if at all, and was virtually never associated with better relationship quality. This was true for men and women, and married and unmarried participants alike.
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A Common-Fate Analysis of Pornography Acceptance, Use, and Sexual Satisfaction Among Heterosexual Married Couples

AUTHOR(S)

Cameron C. Brown , Jason S. Carroll , Jeremy B. Yorgason , Dean M. Busby , Brian J. Willoughby , and Jeffry H. Larson

PUBLISHED

2017 in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 46(2), pp. 575-584

KEY FINDINGS
  • Using complex couple anlyses, this study found that pornography used has a negative influence on couple's sexual satisfaction levels.
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Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta‐Analysis

AUTHOR(S)

Paul J. Wright , Robert S. Tokunaga , Ashley Kraus , and Elyssa Klann

PUBLISHED

2017 in Human Communications Research, Vol. 43, pp. 315-343

KEY FINDINGS
  • This meta-analysis study analyzed the results of dozens of studies and found that pornography consumption was associated with lower interpersonal satisfaction outcomes in cross‐sectional surveys, longitudinal surveys, and experiments.
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