The anguish some women feel about their men’s porn consumption

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Most women suffer little or no porn-related anguish

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Porn piques men’s desire for their mates

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Many women say they object to porn, but actually object to their partners’ masturbating

Perry, S.L. “Is the Link Between Pornography Use and Relational Happiness Really More About Masturbation? Results from Two National Surveys,” Journal of Sex Research (2019) 11:1.

Sex media use by couples

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