Effects of Porn on Relationships

porn-harmsEFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY ON RELATIONSHIPS

Title: Pornography and Relationship Damage Research Results
Publication: Morality In Media
Author: Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D.
Date: 12/13/2013

Adult exposure to pornographic media is connected with:

1. Greater acceptance of sex before marriage
2. Having more sex partners
3. Rating their partners as less attractive
4. Being less satisfied with their partners sexual performance
5. Greater desire for sex without emotional involvement
6. More sex callousness
7. Trying to get partners to act out scenes from pornographic films
8. Increasing their estimates of how often people engage in sex with animals
9. Increasing their estimates of how often people engage in sex with violence
10. Increasing their estimates of how often people engage in sex in groups
11. Going to prostitutes
12. Greater acceptance of sex outside of marriage for married individuals
13. More likely to have an affair
14. Using more sexual terms to describe women
15. Reduced support for the women’s liberation movement
16. Less child centeredness during marriage
17. Reduced desire for female children
18. Believing that you don’t need to restrict pornography from children
19. More alcohol use
20. More binge drinking
21. Engaging in more behavioral aggression
22. Engaging in marital rape

Click here for the studies supporting these points.



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