Are sexual functioning problems associated with frequent pornography use and/or problematic pornography use? Results from a large community survey including males and females

AUTHOR(S)

Bőthe, Beáta; Tóth-Király, István; Griffiths, Mark D.; Potenza, Marc N.; Orosz, Gábor; and Demetrovics, Zsolt

PUBLISHED

2021 in Addictive Behaviors

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that problematic pornography consumption was associated with sexual dysfunction for both men and women.
ABSTRACT
There is much debate regarding whether pornography use has positive or negative associations with sexuality-related measures such as sexual functioning problems. The present study aimed to examine differential correlates between quantity (frequency of pornography use–FPU) and severity (problematic pornography use–PPU) of pornography use with respect to sexual functioning problems among both males and females. Multi-group structural equation modeling was conducted to investigate hypothesized associations between PPU,... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "Using multi-group structural equation modeling, this study found that problematic pornography use had a significant positive association with sexual functioning problems for both men and women."
  • "For some, sexual intercourse with one’s partner may not be as stimulating as online pornographic material because it may not provide as much novelty as online pornography."
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