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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1025-1029

Effect of pornography on married couples

1 Department of Dermatology and Andrology and STDs, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shebin El-Kom, Menoufia Governorate, Egypt
2 Department of Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shebin El-Kom, Menoufia Governorate, Egypt
3 Department of Dermatology and Andrology, El-Bagour General Hospital, El-Bagour, Menoufia Governorate, Egypt

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Manal M. A. Nassar
Sers Elyan, Menoufia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mmj.mmj_905_17

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Objective The objective of this study was to study the effects of pornography on married couples in their sexual and social live. Background Pornography has long been a major problem in our society, but since the arrival of the internet it has grown to proportions no one could have imagined. Participants and methods The study included 300 married men and women selected randomly with age ranging from 20 to 50 years having regular sexual intercourse. They were asked to fill a self-report questionnaire. The study was carried out in the outpatient clinics of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Dermatology of Menoufia Faculty of Medicine, Sirs Elyan and El-Bagour General Hospital. Internal validity and item domain of the questionnaire were assessed using Cronbach's α statistical analysis to assess the six main domains of the questionnaire: sociodemographic characters, source of pornography, partner watching pornography, sexual relationship, satisfaction with sexual life, and social life. The results showed high internal consistency and reliability of the questionnaire of Cronbach's α of 0.93 and high item domain and domain total correlation (r = 0.86–0.97). Results The prevalence of positive watchers among participants was 43.3%. The main source of watching was internet (47.6%). Male participants watching pornography were higher than female participants (69.2 vs. 30.8%) and 46.2% of pornography watchers said that coital frequency after watching increases only on the watching day. Watching pornography increases with increase in the years of marriage was the opinion of watchers (70%). Sexual desire increase with watching pornography in 53.1% of watchers. Also, lubrication always increase with watching was the opinion of 56.2% of watchers. Pornography increases masturbation among 74.6% of watchers, but it could not help to reach orgasm among 61.5% of them. Pornography watching increases the incidence of divorce (33.8%) (P = 0.001). Conclusion Pornography has a negative effect on marital relation.

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