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“Till Porn Do Us Part? A Longitudinal Examination of Pornography Use and Divorce”

Posted on May 29, 2017, in Marriage, Relationships, Research

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Title: Till Porn Do Us Part? A Longitudinal Examination of Pornography Use and Divorce
Publication: The Journal of Sex Research
Author: Perry, Samuel L., and Cyrus Schleifer
Date: 05/12/2017

Abstract As pornography use becomes more commonplace in the United States, and increasingly so among younger cohorts, a growing literature is considering its potential connection to key social and cultural institutions. The current study examined the relationship between pornography use and one such institution: marriage. We drew on three-wave longitudinal data from 2006 to 2014 […]

“Does Viewing Pornography Reduce Marital Quality Over Time? Evidence from Longitudinal Data”

Posted on May 22, 2017, in Marriage, Relationships, Research

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Title: Does Viewing Pornography Reduce Marital Quality Over Time? Evidence from Longitudinal Data
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Perry, Samuel L
Date: 07/07/2016

Abstract Numerous studies have examined the connection between pornography viewing and marital quality, with findings most often revealing a negative association. Data limitations, however, have precluded establishing directionality with a representative sample. This study is the first to draw on nationally representative, longitudinal data (2006–2012 Portraits of American Life Study) to test whether more frequent […]

“Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?”

Posted on May 9, 2017, in Internet, Marriage, Men, Research

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Title: Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?
Publication: Eastern Economic Journal
Author: Malcolm, Michael, and George Naufal
Date: 04/13/2015

Abstract Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry. Proliferation of the Internet has made pornography an increasingly low-cost substitute. We investigate the effect of Internet usage, and of pornography consumption specifically, on the marital status of young men. We show that increased Internet usage is negatively associated with marriage formation. Pornography […]

“More Than a Dalliance? Pornography Consumption and Extramarital Sex Attitudes among Married U.S. Adults”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Marriage, Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: "More Than a Dalliance? Pornography Consumption and Extramarital Sex Attitudes among Married U.S. Adults"
Publication: Psychology of Popular Media Culture
Author: Wright, Paul J., et al.
Date: 04/15/2014

Abstract Extramarital sex is one of the most commonly cited reasons for divorce. U.S. adults who have more positive extramarital sex attitudes are more likely to engage in extramarital sex. Given pornography’s positive portrayal of extramarital sex, several recent studies have explored whether people who consume pornography have a more positive attitude toward extramarital sex. […]

More Than a Dalliance? Pornography Consumption and Extramarital Sex Attitudes Among Married U.S. Adults

Posted on April 1, 2015, in Marriage, Relationships, Research, Societal

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Title: More Than a Dalliance? Pornography Consumption and Extramarital Sex Attitudes Among Married U.S. Adults
Publication: Psychology of Popular Media Culture
Author: Paul Wright, Robert S. Tokunaga, Soyoung Bae
Date: 12/31/2014

Extramarital sex is one of the most commonly cited reasons for divorce. U.S. adults who have more positive extramarital sex attitudes are more likely to engage in extramarital sex. Given pornography’s positive portrayal of extramarital sex, several recent studies have explored whether people who consume pornography have a more positive attitude toward extramarital sex. Consistent […]

Children, Young Adults & Pornography: A ‘Smorgasbord’ of Harms


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Title: Children, Young Adults & Pornography: A ‘Smorgasbord’ of Harms
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Author: Robert Peters
Date: 01/01/2015

Robert Peters served as President of Morality in Media from 1992–2011 and as Assistant Director of MIM’s National Obscenity Law Center from 1987–1992. Mr. Peters is now President Emeritus of MIM. This is a compilation of research studies that show evidence of the vast harms to children and young adults associated with pornography use, specifically, […]

Pornography Replaces Marriage for Young Men

Posted on December 15, 2014, in Cybersex, Family, Internet, Marriage, Men, Psychological, Research, Societal, Statistics

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Title: Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?
Publication: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Author: Michael Malcolm, George Naufal
Date: 11/15/2014

ABSTRACT Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry. Proliferation of the Internet has made pornography an increasingly low-cost substitute. We investigate the effect of Internet usage, and of pornography consumption specifically, on the marital status of young men. We show that increased Internet usage is negatively associated with marriage formation. Pornography […]

Fiction or Not? Fifty Shades is Associated with Health Risks in Adolescent and Young Adult Females


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Title: Fiction or Not? Fifty Shades is Associated with Health Risks in Adolescent and Young Adult Females
Publication: Journal of Women's Health (Volume 23, Number 9)
Author: Amy E. Bonomi, Julianna M. Nemeth, Lauren E. Altenburger, Melissa L. Anderson, Anastasia Snyder, Irma Dotto
Date: 08/21/2014

Background No prior study has empirically characterized the association between health risks and reading popular fiction depicting violence against women. Fifty Shades—a blockbuster fiction series—depicts pervasive violence against women, perpetuating a broader social narrative that normalizes these types of risks and behaviors in women’s lives. The present study characterized the association between health risks in women […]

Is Male Porn Use Ruining Sex?

Posted on January 22, 2014, in Cybersex, Family, Internet, Marriage, Men, Opinion, Relationships, Research

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Title: Is Male Porn Use Ruining Sex?
Publication: Psychology Today
Author: Robert Weiss
Date: 01/20/2014

Are men becoming totally out of sync with real-world romantic relationships? Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of all websites are porn-related, 25 percent of all search engine requests are sex-related, and 35 percent of all Internet downloads are pornographic, so porn is pretty darn ubiquitous. And these numbers don’t even count all the […]

Airman Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Porn, Other Charges (News)


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Title: Airman pleads guilty to distributing child porn, other charges
Publication: Colorado Springs Gazette
Author: Erin Prater
Date: 01/21/2014

A Peterson Air Force Base airman pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing pornographic pictures of toddlers, having cybersex with a teenage girl and attempting to strangle his wife. A military judge accepted the plea of Senior Airman Czachery Rike, a firefighter with the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, in an on-base courtroom. Rike faces up to 102 […]