Is Pornography Use Increasing Loneliness, Particularly for Young People?
marriage, infidelity, family life, media and technology
Quality relationships and close social connections are associated with decreased mortality risk for all causes.Yet among teens, loneliness, isolation, despair, and depression appear to be increasing, along with rates of teen suicide. Concerns over these trends have led many to ask, “What’s changed?” Some factors seem to be tied to how technology has changed our world. Teen access to mobile devices is approaching 100%, and near constant connectivity is a reality of teen development. For at least some teens, disappearing into their devices may be linked to negative emotional, identity, and relationship health.
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Butler, M. H. (2018, July 3). Is pornography use increasing loneliness, particularly for young people? Institute for Family Studies [online]. Retrieved from https://ifstudies.org/blog/is-pornography-use-increasing-loneliness-particularly-for-young-people
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