Sexually explicit media use and relationship satisfaction: a moderating role of emotional intimacy?
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Maria Veit, Aleksandar Stulhofer, Gert Martin Hald
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.
|Journal||Sexual and Relationship Therapy|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2017|
- Sexually explicit media, pornography, relationship satisfaction, emotional intimacy