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Int J Sex Health. 2015;27(3):316-323. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

Internet Pornography Use and Sexual Body Image in a Dutch Sample.

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Graduate Group in Demography, University of Pennsylvania, Sociology, 239 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6298 United States.



A commonly attributed cause of sexual body image dissatisfaction is pornography use. This relationship has received little verification.


The relationship between sexual body image dissatisfaction and Internet pornography use was tested using a large-N sample of Dutch respondents.


Penis size dissatisfaction is associated with pornography use. The relationship between pornography use and breast size dissatisfaction is null. These results support prior speculation and self-reports about the relationship between pornography use and sexual body image among men. These results also support a prior null finding of the relationship between breast size satisfaction for women and pornography use.


Body Image; Erotica; Genital Image

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