Sexually explicit media use and relationship satisfaction: a moderating role of emotional intimacy?

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Using a cross-sectional questionnaire design and a sample of 2284 coupled Croatian adults, this study investigated the association between Sexually Explicit Media (SEM) use and relationship satisfaction. Further, possible moderation of emotional intimacy on the relationship between SEM use and relationship satisfaction was investigated. Controlling for sociodemographic, psychosexual and relationship variables, no significant association between SEM use and relationship satisfaction was found. However, among men, a moderating effect of emotional intimacy was found. Thus, higher SEM use was found to be significantly associated with lower relationship satisfaction only among men who reported lower levels of emotional intimacy with their partner.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSexual and Relationship Therapy
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)58-74
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

    Research areas

  • Sexually explicit media, pornography, relationship satisfaction, emotional intimacy

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