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“Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis”

Posted on July 7, 2017, in Men, Physiological, Relationships, Research

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Abstract A classic question in the communication literature is whether pornography consumption affects consumers’ satisfaction. The present paper represents the first attempt to address this question via meta-analysis. Fifty studies collectively including more than 50,000 participants from 10 countries were located across the interpersonal domains of sexual and relational satisfaction and the intrapersonal domains of […]

“Associative Pathways between Pornography Consumption and Reduced Sexual Satisfaction”

Posted on July 7, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: Associative Pathways between Pornography Consumption and Reduced Sexual Satisfaction
Publication: Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Author: Wright, Paul J., Chyng Sun, Nicola J. Steffen, and Robert S. Tokunaga
Date: 05/09/2017

ABSTRACT Social and clinical psychologists are increasingly examining the influence of pornography on sexual health outcomes. An important sexual health outcome that some scholars have suggested is influenced by pornography is sexual satisfaction. Guided by sexual script theory, social comparison theory, and informed by prior research on pornography, socialization, and sexual satisfaction, the present survey […]

“A Longitudinal Analysis of US Adults’ Pornography Exposure. Sexual Socialization, Selective Exposure, and the Moderating Role of Unhappiness”

Posted on June 29, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: A Longitudinal Analysis of US Adults’ Pornography Exposure. Sexual Socialization, Selective Exposure, and the Moderating Role of Unhappiness
Publication: Journal of Media Psychology
Author: Wright, Paul J
Date: 08/31/2012

Abstract Several studies have explored whether pornography exposure is associated with a casual approach to sex. Much of this research, however, has been cross-sectional, has assessed only straightforward exposure–casual sex associations, and has employed convenience samples of adolescents. This study employed nationally representative longitudinal data from the General Social Survey to explore whether casual sex […]

“Associations between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance among US College Students”

Posted on June 22, 2017, in Men, Relationships, Research, Women

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Title: Associations between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance among US College Students
Publication: Culture, Health, and Sexuality
Author: Willoughby, Brian J., Jason S. Carroll, Larry J. Nelson, and Laura M. Padilla-Walker
Date: 07/14/2014

Abstract Pornography use among emerging adults in the USA has increased in recent decades, as has the acceptance of such consumption. While previous research has linked pornography use to both positive and negative outcomes in emerging adult populations, few studies have investigated how attitudes toward pornography may alter these associations, or how examining pornography use […]

“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 […]

“Are Pornography Users More Likely to Experience A Romantic Breakup? Evidence from Longitudinal Data”

Posted on May 25, 2017, in Relationships, Research

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Title: Are Pornography Users More Likely to Experience A Romantic Breakup? Evidence from Longitudinal Data
Publication: Sexuality and Culture
Author: Perry, Samuel L., and Joshua T. Davis
Date: 05/23/2017

Abstract Previous research suggests that pornography use, under certain circumstances, may negatively influence the quality of romantic relationships. Yet we still know relatively little about whether watching pornography is associated with the stability of romantic relationships later on. This study examined whether Americans who use pornography, either at all or more frequently, are more prone […]

“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 […]

“Associations between Young Adults’ Use of Sexually Explicit Materials and Their Sexual Preference, Behaviors, and Satisfaction”

Posted on May 15, 2017, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: Associations between Young Adults’ Use of Sexually Explicit Materials and Their Sexual Preference, Behaviors, and Satisfaction
Publication: The Journal of Sex Research
Author: Morgan, Elizabeth M.
Date: 01/20/2011

Abstract This study examined how levels of sexually explicit material (SEM) use during adolescence and young adulthood were associated with sexual preferences, sexual behaviors, and sexual and relationship satisfaction. Participants included 782 heterosexual college students (326 men and 456 women; Mage = 19.9) who completed a questionnaire online. Results revealed high frequencies and multiple types and contexts […]

“Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use?”

Posted on May 1, 2017, in Addiction, Brain Science, Relationships, Research

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Title: Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated with Pornography Consumption
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Author: Kunaharan, Sajeev, Shannon Bosshard, Sean Halpin, Thiagarajan Sitharthan,, and Peter Walla.
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Abstract: Increased pornography use has been a feature of contemporary human society, with technological advances allowing for high speed internet and relative ease of access via a multitude of wireless devices. Does increased pornography exposure alter general emotion processing? Research in the area of pornography use is heavily reliant on conscious self-report measures. However, increasing […]

“Effect of Soft-Core Pornography on Female Sexuality”

Posted on March 21, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Women

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Title: Effect of Soft-Core Pornography on Female Sexuality
Publication: Human Andrology
Author: El-Rahman, Abd, Hanaa H. Bayomy, and Eman M. Sanad
Date: 06/01/2016

Abstract: Background: In the Arab world, consumption of soft-core pornography has increased in recent years. This type of pornography can motivate sexual behaviors that can affect health either positively or negatively. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of soft-core pornography on female sexuality and to assess its effect on female […]