WOMEN
01/07/2014 08:51 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Couples Who Are Open About Porn Use Report More Relationship Satisfaction

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By Tori Rodriguez
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Of things better left unsaid, information about your pornography use may not be among them, suggest findings of a recent study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.

Among 340 heterosexual women who answered online questionnaires, those who reported that their partners were honest about their pornography use scored higher on measures of relationship satisfaction and had lower levels of distress related to their partners' viewing of pornography, as compared with women whose partners were deceitful about the topic.

Women who reported mutual viewing of pornography with their partners also showed less distress than those who did not report mutual use. The study did not assess frequency or amount of pornography consumption, however, and the authors suggest that future research should include these and additional variables.

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