Topic

Partner Effects

Psychometric Development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale

AUTHOR(S)

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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

AUTHOR(S)

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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.

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.