Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals With and Without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

AUTHOR(S)

Voon, Valerie; Mole, Thomas B.; Banca, Paula; Porter, Laura; Morris, Laurel S.; Mitchell, Simon; Lapa, Tatyana R.; Karr, Judy; Harrison, Neil A.; Potenza, Marc N.; and Irvine, Michael

PUBLISHED

2014 in PLoS ONE 9(7): e102419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102419

KEY FINDINGS
  • Relative to healthy volunteers, compulsive sexual behavior individuals had greater desire, but similar liking scores in response to the sexually explicit videos; this dissociation between desire or wanting and liking is consistent with theories of incentive motivation underlying CSB as in drug addictions.
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A Brief Scale to Measure Problematic Sexually Explicit Media Consumption: Psychometric Properties of the Compulsive Pornography Consumption (CPC) Scale Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

AUTHOR(S)

Noor, Sted W. B.; Rosser, B. R. Simon; and Erickson, Darin J.

PUBLISHED

2014 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 21, pp. 240–261

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that compulsive pornography consumption is associated with negative sexual self-esteem. and social desirability.
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Prefrontal Control and Internet Addiction: A Theoretical Model and Review of Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Findings

AUTHOR(S)

Brand, Matthias; Young, Kimberly S.; and Laier, Christian

PUBLISHED

2014 in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 8, pp. 375

KEY FINDINGS
  • This article presents a theoretical model and review of neuropsychological studies that demonstrate that cue-reactivity, craving, and decision making are important concepts for understanding Internet addiction; and that the findings on reductions in executive control are consistent with other behavioral addictions, such as pathological gambling.
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Associations Between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance Among US College Students

AUTHOR(S)

Willoughby, Brian J.; Carroll, Jason S.; Nelson, Larry J.; and Padilla-Walker, Laura M.

PUBLISHED

2014 in Culture, Health & Sexuality, Vol. 16(9), pp. 1052–1069

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography use was found to be linked to depression and lower self-esteem in college women.
  • Pornography use was found to be linked to higher risk taking behavior in college men.
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Psychometric Development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale

AUTHOR(S)

Kor, Ariel; Zilcha-Mano, Sigal; Fogel, Yehuda A.; Mikulincer, Mario; Reid, Rory C.; and Potenza, Marc N.

PUBLISHED

2014 in Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 39(5), pp. 861-868

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be associated with higher depression and anxiety.
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be linked to lower self-esteem levels among users.
  • Compulsive pornography users were found to have less secure attachment in their relationships.

Psychological, Relational, and Sexual Correlates of Pornography Use on Young Adult Heterosexual Men in Romantic Relationships

AUTHOR(S)

Szymanski, Dawn M.; and Stewart-Richardson, Destin N.

PUBLISHED

2014 in The Journal of Men's Health, Vol. 22(1), pp. 64-82

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that both frequency of pornography use and problematic pornography use were related to greater couple conflict.
  • Problematic pornography use lead to poorer relationship quality
  • Pornography use is associated with less sexual satisfaction.
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Does Viewing Explain Doing? Assessing the Association Between Sexually Explicit Materials Use and Sexual Behaviors in a Large Sample of Dutch Adolescents and Young Adults

AUTHOR(S)

Hald, Gert Martin; Kuyper, Lisette; Adam, Philippe C.G.; and de Wit, John B.F.

PUBLISHED

2013 in Journal of Sexual Medicine, Vol. 10(12), pp. 2986-2995

KEY FINDINGS
  • The study found that 88% of men and 45% of women reported viewing pornography in the past 12 months.
  • This study found that even when controlling for important other factors, viewing pornography influences sexual behaviors.
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