Narcissism and Internet pornography use

J Sex Marital Ther. 2015;41(5):481-6. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2014.931313. Epub 2014 Sep 10.


This study examined the relation between Internet pornography use and narcissism. Participants (N=257) completed an online survey that included questions on Internet pornography use and 3 narcissism measures (i.e., Narcissistic Personality Inventory, Pathological Narcissistic Inventory, and the Index of Sexual Narcissism). The hours spent viewing Internet pornography was positively correlated to participants' narcissism level. In addition, those who have ever used Internet pornography endorsed higher levels of all 3 measures of narcissism than did those who have never used Internet pornography.

MeSH terms

  • Erotica / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet / statistics & numerical data*
  • Male
  • Narcissism*
  • Self Concept*
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / psychology*
  • Social Networking*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires