Topic

Partner Effects

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

2015 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 symptomatology in women.

Anal heterosex among young people and implications for health promotion: a qualitative study in the UK

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2014 in BMJ Open

KEY FINDINGS
  • This longitudinal, qualitative study found that young people's narratives surrounding anal sex often encourage coercion, pain, and other risky behaviors. Additionally, the study found that young people often attribute these narratives to pornography, as it can normalize sexual behaviors and attitudes.

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.

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 found 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.