Topic

Infidelity

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.
CATEGORIES

U.S. Males and Pornography, 1973–2010: Consumption, Predictors, Correlates

AUTHOR(S)

PUBLISHED

2013 in Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 50(1), pp. 60–71

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that pornography influences people's sexual atitudes and behaviors in a variety of negative ways.
  • Pornography use was found to be linked to permissive sexual attituds and behaviors.
  • Pornogrsphy use was was associated with engaing in extramarital sex.
CATEGORIES

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.