Subjective Craving for Pornography and Associative Learning Predict Tendencies Towards Cybersex Addiction in a Sample of Regular Cybersex Users

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2016 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 23(4), pp. 342-360.

KEY FINDINGS
  • Results of this study showed an effect of subjective craving on tendencies towards cybersex addiction, moderated by associative learning. Thus, these findings indicate that such interactions might be crucial for the development of cybersex addiction.
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A Historical and Empirical Review of Pornography and Romantic Relationships: Implications for Family Researchers

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2016 in Journal of Family Theory & Review, Vol. 8(2), pp. 173-191

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article found that dozens of studies have shown that that pornography can reduce relationship satisfaction.
  • This review article found that multiple studies have shown that pornography use reduces couple commitment.
  • Pornography was found to increase the acceptance of infidelity.
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Examining Correlates of Problematic Internet Pornography Use Among University Students

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2016 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 5(2), pp. 179–191

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography addiction was foudn to be linked to depression and anxiety.
  • Addictive use of pornography was found to be linked to other substance addictions and behavioral addictions such as alcohol, cannabis, gambling and video game use.
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Altered Appetitive Conditioning and Neural Connectivity in Subjects With Compulsive Sexual Behavior

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2016 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Vol. 13 (4), pp. 627-636

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that neural correlates of appetitive conditioning and neural connectivity are altered in patients with compulsive sexual behavior and that these are a marker for impaired emotion regulation.
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Ventral Striatum Activity When Watching Preferred Pornographic Pictures is Correlated With Symptoms of Internet Pornography Addiction

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2016 in Neuroimage, Vol 129, pp. 224-232

KEY FINDINGS
  • The results of this study support the role for the ventral striatum in processing reward anticipation and gratification linked to subjectively preferred pornographic material - these patterns may contribute to a neural explanation of why individuals with certain preferences and sexual fantasies are at-risk for losing their control over Internet pornography consumption.
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Adolescents and Pornography: A Review of 20 Years of Research

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2016 in Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 53(4-5), pp. 509-531

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article examines 20 years of research and concludes that pornography use among adolecents is associated with more permissive sexual attitudes and behaviors.
  • This study also found that pornography is related to the occurrence of more sexual aggression.
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Differences in Pornography Use Among Couples: Associations with Satisfaction, Stability, and Relationship Processes

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2016 in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 45(1), pp. 145-158

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that patterns where one romantic partner uses porn and the other doesn't results in less relationship satisfaction.
  • The use of pornography was linked to reduced relationship stability.
  • Pornography use was found to be associated with lower sexual desire in couple relationships.
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