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The Impact of Internet Pornography on Sexual Satisfaction.

TRF recommend an excellent new paper by Paul J. Wright, Chyng Sun, Nicola J. Steffen and Robert S. Tokunaga, published in Sexual and Relationship Therapy.  The paper is behind a paywall. Suggestions on free access are available here…

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 study of heterosexual adults tested a conceptual model linking more frequent pornography consumption to reduced sexual satisfaction via the perception that pornography is a primary source of sexual information, a preference for pornographic over partnered sexual excitement, and the devaluation of sexual communication. The model was supported by the data for both men and women. Pornography consumption frequency was associated with perceiving pornography as a primary source of sexual information, which was associated with a preference for pornographic over partnered sexual excitement and the devaluation of sexual communication. Preferring pornographic to partnered sexual excitement and devaluing sexual communication were both associated with less sexual satisfaction.

Additional excerpts:

“We found that the less men and women valued sexual communication, the less relative sexual satisfaction they reported.”

“The more frequently pornography is used as an arousal tool for masturbation, the more an individual may become conditioned to pornographic as opposed to other sources of sexual arousal.”

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