Pornography, preference for porn‐like sex, masturbation, and men's sexual and relationship satisfaction

Miller, Dan J., McBain, Kerry A., Li, Wendy W., and Raggatt, Peter T.F. (2019) Pornography, preference for porn‐like sex, masturbation, and men's sexual and relationship satisfaction. Personal Relationships, 26 (1). pp. 93-113.

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Pornography use, preference for “porn‐like” sex, masturbation, and sexual and relationship satisfaction were assessed among two samples of men (NStudy 1 = 326, NStudy 2 = 335). Frequent pornography use was associated with sexual dissatisfaction, greater preference for porn‐like sex, and more frequent masturbation in both studies. Pornography use was associated with relationship dissatisfaction in Study 2 only. The data did not support the notion that pornography negatively impacts sexual or relationship satisfaction via preference for porn‐like sex. In fact, it may bolster sexual satisfaction by promoting sexual variety. The data were consistent with a model in which pornography negatively, indirectly affects sexual and relationship satisfaction via masturbation frequency. Pornography use may have multiple opposing influences on sexual satisfaction.

Item ID: 57792
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1475-6811
Keywords: sexual dysfunctions, sexual fantasy, sexual health
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2019 IARR.
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 22:03
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520505 Social psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 60%
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