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Relationships

A Historical and Empirical Review of Pornography and Romantic Relationships: Implications for Family Researchers

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PUBLISHED

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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Differences in Pornography Use Among Couples: Associations with Satisfaction, Stability, and Relationship Processes

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PUBLISHED

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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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.
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Psychometric Development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 39(5), pp. 861-868

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be associated with higher depression and anxiety.
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be linked to lower self-esteem levels among users.
  • Compulsive pornography users were found to have less secure attachment in their relationships.

You Looking at Her ‘‘Hot’’ Body May Not be ‘‘Cool’’ for Me: Integrating Male Partners’ Pornography Use into Objectification Theory for Women

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Psychology of Women Quarterly, Vol. 39(1), pp. 67-84

KEY FINDINGS
  • Previous partners’ pornography use predicted body shame in women.
  • Previous partners' pornography use predicted eating disorder sympomology in women.

Psychological, Relational, and Sexual Correlates of Pornography Use on Young Adult Heterosexual Men in Romantic Relationships

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PUBLISHED

2014 in The Journal of Men's Health, Vol. 22(1), pp. 64-82

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that both frequency of pornography use and problematic pornography use were related to greater couple conflict.
  • Problematic pornography use lead to poorer relationship quality
  • Pornography use is associated with less sexual satisfaction.
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