Internet Pornography and Relationship Quality: A Longitudinal Study of Within and Between Partner Effects of Adjustment, Sexual Satisfaction and Sexually Explicit internet Material Among Newly-weds

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PUBLISHED

2015 in Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 45, pp. 77-84

KEY FINDINGS
  • This longitudinal study found links between pornography use and diminished sexual satisfaction.
  • Analyses also found negative links between pornography use and relationship satisfaction.
ABSTRACT
Several studies have established a negative relation between the use of sexually explicit Internet material (SEIM) and relationship quality. While most studies imply SEIM use decreases relationship quality, the opposite might also be true: lower relationship quality might increase people’s SEIM use. This article aims to shed light on the directionality of the relation between SEIM use and relationship quality among married couples. We used prospective dyadic data to examine the short- and long-term relation between SEIM... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "The most important implication of these results is that longitudinally, the link between SEIM use and relationship quality seems to work both ways, but only for husbands. Husbands in poor relationships use more SEIM and more SEIM among husbands leads to poorer relationships."
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