The purpose of the study was to investigate pornography use in the context of leisure boredom. The sample consisted of N = 290 married couples (N = 580 individuals) from a large Northwestern city in the United States. When controlling for demographic variables, leisure boredom accounted for 2.2% of the variance within pornography use. Results suggest leisure boredom as a significant predictor of pornography use in married adults. A quadratic effect was also found, suggesting this relationship to be curvilinear. Findings are discussed around the use of leisure theory in pornography scholarship, in this case leisure boredom. Practical applications and suggestions for future research around sex and pornography addiction and therapeutic recreation are discussed.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Schenk, Casey B., "Pornography as a Leisure Behavior: An Investigation of Pornography Use and Leisure Boredom" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 1976.
pornography, leisure boredom, leisure behavior, tolerable deviant leisure, leisure lens