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The Potential Associations of Pornography Use with Sexual Dysfunctions: An Integrative Literature Review of Observational Studies

Department of Environmental Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-806 Poznan, Poland
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J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(7), 914; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8070914
Received: 30 May 2019 / Revised: 20 June 2019 / Accepted: 24 June 2019 / Published: 26 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Research in Sexuality and Mental Health)
This paper reviews the associations between pornography use and sexual dysfunction based on evidence from observational studies. The existing data in this regard mostly derive from cross-sectional investigations and case reports. There is little if no evidence that pornography use may induce delayed ejaculation and erectile dysfunction, although longitudinal studies that control for confounding variables are required for a full assessment. The associations between pornography use and sexual desire may differ between women and men although the existing data is contradictory and causal relationships cannot be established. The strongest evidence is available for the relation of pornography use with decreased sexual satisfaction, although the results of prospective studies are inconsistent. The paper outlines future research prospects beneficial in understanding the nature of associations between pornography use and sexual dysfunctions in men and women. View Full-Text
Keywords: pornography; sexual dysfunction; erectile dysfunction; delayed ejaculation; sexual desire; sexual satisfaction pornography; sexual dysfunction; erectile dysfunction; delayed ejaculation; sexual desire; sexual satisfaction
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Dwulit, A.D.; Rzymski, P. The Potential Associations of Pornography Use with Sexual Dysfunctions: An Integrative Literature Review of Observational Studies. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 914. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8070914

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Dwulit AD, Rzymski P. The Potential Associations of Pornography Use with Sexual Dysfunctions: An Integrative Literature Review of Observational Studies. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019; 8(7):914. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8070914

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Dwulit, Aleksandra D., and Piotr Rzymski. 2019. "The Potential Associations of Pornography Use with Sexual Dysfunctions: An Integrative Literature Review of Observational Studies" Journal of Clinical Medicine 8, no. 7: 914. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8070914

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