Category

Relationships

Young Adult Women’s Reports of Their Male Romantic Partner’s Pornography Use as a Correlate of Their Self-Esteem, Relationship Quality, and Sexual Satisfaction

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2012 in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Vol. 67(5-6), pp. 257-271

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study foudn that women’s reports of their male partner’s frequency of pornography use were negatively associated with their relationship quality.
  • Female partners' perceptions of their partner's problematic use of pornography was negatively correlated with their own self-esteem.
  • This study also found that pornography was associated with lower sexual satisfaction, relationship quality, and sexual satisfaction.

A Love That Doesn’t Last: Pornography Consumption and Weakened Commitment to One’s Romantic Partner

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2012 in Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol 31(4), pp. 410-438

KEY FINDINGS
  • In a series of five experimental studies, this article reports that pornography consumption leads to weakened commitment in young adult romantic relationships.
CATEGORIES

Wives’ Experience of Husbands’ Pornography Use and Concomitant Deception as an Attachment Threat in the Adult Pair-Bond Relationship

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2009 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 16(3), pp. 210-240

KEY FINDINGS
  • This interview study found that pornography use is linked to feelings of infidelity and the erosion of the attachment bond in couple relationships.
CATEGORIES

Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use Among Emerging Adults

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2008 in Journal of Adolescent Research, Vol. 23(1), pp. 6-30

KEY FINDINGS
  • The results of this study revealed that roughly two thirds (67% ) of young men and one half (49%) of young women agree that viewing pornography is acceptable.
  • This study also found that nearly 9 out of 10 (87%) young men and nearly one third (31%) of young women reported using pornography.
  • Results also revealed associations between pornography acceptance and use and emerging adults' risky sexual attitudes and behaviors, substance use patterns, and nonmarital cohabitation values.