Internet Pornography Use and Sexual Body Image in a Dutch Sample

Int J Sex Health. 2015;27(3):316-323. doi: 10.1080/19317611.2014.999967. Epub 2015 Feb 12.


Objectives: A commonly attributed cause of sexual body image dissatisfaction is pornography use. This relationship has received little verification.

Methods: The relationship between sexual body image dissatisfaction and Internet pornography use was tested using a large-N sample of Dutch respondents.

Results/conclusion: Penis size dissatisfaction is associated with pornography use. The relationship between pornography use and breast size dissatisfaction is null. These results support prior speculation and self-reports about the relationship between pornography use and sexual body image among men. These results also support a prior null finding of the relationship between breast size satisfaction for women and pornography use.

Keywords: Body Image; Erotica; Genital Image.