Topic

Relationship Quality

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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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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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

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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

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

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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.
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