Masculinity and Problematic Pornography Viewing: The Moderating Role of Self-Esteem

AUTHOR(S)

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

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)

Perry, Samuel L.

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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The Contribution of ADHD and Attachment Difficulties to Online Pornography Use Among Students

AUTHOR(S)

Niazof, Daniel; Weizman, Abraham; and Weinstein, Aviv

PUBLISHED

2019 in Comprehensive Psychiatry

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study finds that there are significant associations between anxious attachment, being male with ADHD, and pornography consumption, showing that males with ADHD tend to consume more pornography and tent to have less secure attachments.
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Less Than Human? Media Use, Objectification of Women, and Men’s Acceptance of Sexual Aggression

AUTHOR(S)

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

PUBLISHED

2019 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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Pornography Use and Marital Separation: Evidence from Two-Wave Panel Data

AUTHOR(S)

Perry, Samuel L.

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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Exploring Trajectories of Pornography Use Through Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

AUTHOR(S)

Willoughby, Brian J.; Young-Petersen, Bonnie; and Leonhardt, Nathan D.

PUBLISHED

2018 in The Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 55(3), pp. 297–309

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found evidence of common pornography patterns through both adolescence and young adulthood.
  • Young adults who viewed pornography consistently reported lower life satisfaction.
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Tendencies Toward Internet-Pornography-Use Disorder: Differences in Men and Women Regarding Attentional Biases to Pornographic Stimuli

AUTHOR(S)

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

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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