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dc.contributor.authordas Nair, Roshan
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-13T09:15:19Z
dc.date.available2020-05-13T09:15:19Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationCharig, R., Moghaddam, N. G., Dawson, D. L., Merdian, H. L. & das Nair, R. (2020). A lack of association between online pornography exposure, sexual functioning, and mental well-being. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 35 (2), pp.258-281.en
dc.identifier.other10.1080/14681994.2020.1727874
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/9245
dc.description.abstractTo inform debate around potential influences of online pornography, we applied a contemporary media-effects model to examine the relationship between online sexually explicit material (oSEM) exposure and several psychosocial outcomes–including sexual satisfaction, body satisfaction, sexist attitudes, and mental well-being. Perceived realism of oSEM (the extent to which it is believed to be a realistic portrayal of sexual experience) was assessed as a potential mediator of exposure-outcome relationships. Furthermore, family communication about sex and gender were investigated as potential moderators of any indirect relationships (via perceived realism). Using a convenience sample of cisgender, heterosexual adults (N = 252) and a cross-sectional questionnaire design, we found no significant direct or indirect relationships between oSEM-use and the psychosocial outcomes in question; equivalence testing demonstrated that (for all outcomes other than body satisfaction) we could reject effect sizes (rs) > ±.20. Overall, findings do not favour a negative or positive relationship between oSEM and the psychosocial outcomes under examination–oSEM appeared to have a negligible role in individuals’ current sexual functioning and mental well-being. © 2020, © 2020 College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.en
dc.description.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14681994.2020.1727874en
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectSocial mediaen
dc.subjectTelecommunicationsen
dc.subjectTelemedicineen
dc.subjectSexualityen
dc.subjectSurveys and questionnairesen
dc.titleA lack of association between online pornography exposure, sexual functioning, and mental well-beingen
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