Journal of Undergraduate Research


pornography, dating patterns, young adults, dating attitudes


Family, Home, and Social Sciences


Family Life


Pornography use is known to be disruptive in relationships by creating unrealistic expectations for intimacy and partner image (Daneback, Træen, &Mansson, 2009; Yucel & Gassanov, 2009). This is significant because as emerging adults are searching for potential marriage partners, dating practices may be negatively influenced by attitudes and practices rooted in pornography exposure. By understanding the relationships between dating and pornography viewing behaviors, we will be able to understand the best way to help individuals struggling to date because of pornography related behaviors and more generally how pornography is generally influencing the dating culture among young adults. This will lead us to better understand how to create healthy dating practices, encourage communication about pornography in relationships, and what resources individuals feel they need to be supported in recovering from pornography viewing habits and addictions.

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