U.S. Males and Pornography, 1973–2010: Consumption, Predictors, Correlates

AUTHOR(S)

Wright, Paul J.

PUBLISHED

2013 in Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 50(1), pp. 60–71

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that pornography influences people's sexual attitudes and behaviors in a variety of negative ways.
  • Pornography use was found to be linked to permissive sexual attitudes and behaviors.
  • Pornography use was was associated with engaing in extramarital sex.
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Cybersex Addiction: Experienced Sexual Arousal When Watching Pornography and Not Real-Life Sexual Contacts Makes the Difference

AUTHOR(S)

Laier, Christian; Pawlikowski, Mirko; Pekal, Jaro; Schulte, Frank P.; and Brand, Matthias

PUBLISHED

2013 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 2(2), pp. 100–107

KEY FINDINGS
  • The two studies reported in this article found evidence in support of the gratification hypothesis of cybersex addiction, in which positive reinforcement received by cybersex leads to the development of cue-reactivity and craving in brain processes.
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Pornography, Individual Differences in Risk and Men’s Acceptance of Violence Against Women in a Representative Sample

AUTHOR(S)

Malamuth, Neil M.; Hald, Gert Martin; and Koss, Mary

PUBLISHED

2012 in Sex Roles, Vol. 66, pp. 427–439

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found an overall positive association between pornography consumption acceptance of violence against women; and found that this association is largely due to men with relatively high risk for sexually aggression who were amplified through frequent pornography consumption.
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Young Adult Women’s Reports of Their Male Romantic Partner’s Pornography Use as a Correlate of Their Self-Esteem, Relationship Quality, and Sexual Satisfaction

AUTHOR(S)

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

PUBLISHED

2012 in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Vol. 67(5-6), pp. 257-271

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that women’s reports of their male partner’s frequency of pornography use were negatively associated with their relationship quality.
  • Female partners' perceptions of their partner's problematic use of pornography was negatively correlated with their own self-esteem.
  • This study also found that pornography was associated with lower sexual satisfaction, relationship quality, and sexual satisfaction.

When is Online Pornography Viewing Problematic Among College Males? Examining the Moderating Role of Experiential Avoidance

AUTHOR(S)

Levin, Michael E.; Lillis, Jason; and Hayes, Steven C.

PUBLISHED

2012 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 19, pp. 168–180

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study evaluated the effectiveness of conjoint therapy for married couples recovering from husbands’ addictive use; with particular emphasis on restoring trust and the attachment bond.
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A Love That Doesn’t Last: Pornography Consumption and Weakened Commitment to One’s Romantic Partner

AUTHOR(S)

Lambert, Nathaniel M.; Negash, Sesen; Stillman, Tyler F.; Olmstead, Spencer B.; and Fincham, Frank D.

PUBLISHED

2012 in Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol 31(4), pp. 410-438

KEY FINDINGS
  • In a series of five experimental studies, this article reports that pornography consumption leads to weakened commitment in young adult romantic relationships.
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