Romantic partners' use of pornography: its significance for women

J Sex Marital Ther. Jan-Feb 2003;29(1):1-14.


This article addresses the question of what significance pornography viewing by their intimate partners has for women involved in committed relationships. In this report, we will (a) briefly review the only two previous studies on this topic, both of which were undertaken with highly distressed populations, and (b) present the results of a survey designed to assess the attitudes of a broader, more diverse population of women.

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Erotica / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations*
  • Love*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sex Factors
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires