Online Sex Addiction After 50: an Exploratory Study of Age-Related Vulnerability

AUTHOR(S)

Anna Ševčíková, Lukas Blinka, Kateřina Škařupová, and David Vašek

PUBLISHED

2020 in International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study focused on men over 50, showing that older age does not necessarily protect against the development of sex addiction. Occupational status, boredom, and involvement in cybersex predicted online sex addiction, regardless of relationship status or the state of their offline sexual activities.
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Masculinity and Problematic Pornography Viewing: The Moderating Role of Self-Esteem

AUTHOR(S)

Nicholas C. Borgogna, Ryon C. McDermott, April T. Berry, and Brandon R. Browning

PUBLISHED

2020 in Psychology of Men & Masculinities Volume 21(1), 81–94

KEY FINDINGS
  • The findings of this study suggest that problematic pornography use is associated with conformity to socially constructed masculine norms (such as power over women), and is exacerbated by low self-esteem.
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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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Pornography Use and Marital Separation: Evidence from Two-Wave Panel Data

AUTHOR(S)

Samuel L. Perry

PUBLISHED

2018 in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 47(6), pp. 1869–1880

KEY FINDINGS
  • Analyses showed that persons who viewed pornography were more than twice as likely as those who did not view pornography to experience a divorce, even after controlling for marital happiness and sexual satisfaction as well as relevant sociodemographic correlates.
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Tendencies Toward Internet-Pornography-Use Disorder: Differences in Men and Women Regarding Attentional Biases to Pornographic Stimuli

AUTHOR(S)

Jaro Pekal , Christian Laier , Jan Snagowski , Rudolf Stark , and Matthias Brand

PUBLISHED

2018 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions,7(3):574-583

KEY FINDINGS
  • The results of this study showed a relationship between attentional bias and symptom severity of Internet-pornography-disorder partially mediated by indicators for cue-reactivity and craving.
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“Pornographic Binges” as a Key Characteristic of Males Seeking Treatment for Compulsive Sexual Behaviors: Qualitative and Quantitative 10-Week-Long Diary Assessment

AUTHOR(S)

Małgorzata Wordecha , Mateusz Wilk , Ewelina Kowalewska , Maciej Skorko , Adam Łapiński , and Mateusz Gola

PUBLISHED

2018 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 7(2), pp. 433–444

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that binge watching of pornography is a commom pattern of individuals struggling with pornography addiction.
  • Individuals compulsively using pornography have elevated anxiety levels.
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Less Than Human? Media Use, Objectification of Women, and Men’s Acceptance of Sexual Aggression

AUTHOR(S)

Rita C. Seabrook , L. Monique Ward , and Soraya Giaccardi

PUBLISHED

2018 in Psychology of Violence, 21520828

KEY FINDINGS
  • Consumption of pornography was associated with greater acceptance of objectification of women, which in turn was associated with greater rape myth acceptance and more frequent acts of sexual deception.
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