The Relationship Between the Use of Pornography and Marital Sexual Satisfaction and Attitudes Towards Marital Infidelity in Married Women Zahedan City

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Samane Ganjaly 1 , Zahra Nikmanesh ORCID 1 , *

1 Department of Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: Ganjaly S, Nikmanesh Z. The Relationship Between the Use of Pornography and Marital Sexual Satisfaction and Attitudes Towards Marital Infidelity in Married Women Zahedan City, Int J High Risk Behav Addict.2021 In Press(In Press): e109168. doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.109168.

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International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction: In Press (In Press); e109168
Published Online: June 05, 2021
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 06, 2020
Revised: January 10, 2021
Accepted: April 04, 2021
Primary Published scheduled for 10 (2)
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Abstract

Background: The spread of the Internet and the improvement of audio and video media have led to the emergence of an industry called pornography.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the use of pornography and marital sexual satisfaction and attitudes toward marital infidelity in married women in Zahedan.

Methods: This was a descriptive-correlational study. The statistical population consisted of all married women working and housewives in Zahedan during year 2017. Among them, a sample of 190 people (95 housewives and 95 employed women) was selected through available sampling method. To collect data, the problematic pornography use scale, Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire (Women's Form), and Whatley's attitudes toward marital infidelity scale.

Results: Data analysis was performed using Pearson correlation coefficient, multivariate regression. According to the results, there was a reverse and significant relationship between the use of pornography and its components with marital sexual satisfaction, and the use of pornography to escape or avoid negative emotions was a negative predictor of marital sexual satisfaction. There was a direct and significant relationship between the use of pornography and its components with the attitude towards marital infidelity, and the psychological and social problems of using pornography were a positive predictor of attitude towards marital infidelity

Conclusions: It is necessary to consider appropriate strategies to reduce the use of pornography in order to promote marital sexual satisfaction and reduce the attitude towards marital infidelity in married women.

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