A Common-Fate Analysis of Pornography Acceptance, Use, and Sexual Satisfaction Among Heterosexual Married Couples

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PUBLISHED

2017 in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 46(2), pp. 575-584

KEY FINDINGS
  • Using complex couple anlyses, this study found that pornography used has a negative influence on couple's sexual satisfaction levels.
ABSTRACT
Using matched, heterosexual couple data from the Relationship Evaluation Questionnaire (RELATE; n = 326 couples), an adapted common-fate approach was used to examine both common and unique attributes of husbands’ and wives’ acceptance of pornography and sexual satisfaction as well as husbands’ and wives’ pornography use. It was expected that spouses’ unique as well as shared variance of pornography acceptance would be significantly associated with husbands’ and wives’ levels of personal pornography use and... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "The specifics of the analysis also offer some insights surrounding pornography use within couple relationships. Specifically, wives’ and husbands’ pornography use was strongly and positively associated with theirshared pornographyacceptance. Also, husbands’ unique sexual satisfaction was negatively related to their pornography use and wives’ unique sexual satisfaction was negatively related to their pornography use as well."
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