Effect of soft core pornography on female sexuality (2016)

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Human Andrology:

June 2016 - Volume 6 - Issue 2 - p 60–64

doi: 10.1097/01.XHA.0000481895.52939.a3

Original articles

Abd El-Rahman, Sherine H.; Sanad, Eman M.; Bayomy, Hanaa H.

Abstract

Background:

In the Arab world, consumption of soft-core pornography has increased in recent years. This type of pornography can motivate sexual behaviors that can affect health either positively or negatively.

Objective:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of soft-core pornography on female sexuality and to assess its effect on female sexual desire, orgasm, and vaginal lubrication.

Participants and methods:

This is a cross-sectional study in which 200 sexually active married women were administered a self-filling questionnaire covering different aspects of female sexuality. All participants were free from any disease known to affect sexual function.

Results:

In total 52% of the participants and 59.5% of their husbands were positive watchers. An overall 51.6% of participants who were aware that their husbands were positive watchers reported experiencing negative emotions (depression, jealous), whereas 77% reported changes in their husbands’ attitude. Negative watchers were more satisfied with their sexual life compared with their counterparts. Although watching soft-core pornography had a statistically significant effect on sexual desire, vaginal lubrication, ability to reach orgasm, and masturbation, it had no statistically significant effect on coital frequency.

Conclusion:

Watching soft-core pornography affects female sexual life by increasing sexual boredom in both men and women, causing relational difficulties.