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Porn Addiction Can Lead to Sexual Dissatisfaction, Divorce

It’s more than just watching porn, say experts. Many partners in a relationship are either knowingly or unknowingly putting pressures on their spouse or partner to behave like the images depicted, or are contributing to serious relationship struggles through their porn viewing.

The effects of pornography on couples and marriages can also begin at young ages when teens view websites or videos before they are developmentally mature enough.

Viewing the images can lead to a change in perception of sex or of a sexual partner as just an “object,” or that they must perform as adults like the scenes depicted in pornographic materials. When they do enter into adult relationships, they can feel dissatisfied or that they are inadequate.

Recent articles quoting attorneys say that pornography usage may be a factor in thousands of divorce cases and it is believed to be a growing element because of the non-stop access to pornography the Internet provides.

The effects of pornography on couples, marriages and relationships can be complex. Symptoms can include:

  • Inability to feel they are “good enough” sexually or a feeling of discontentment sexually because their sex lives can’t match up to pornographic materials.
  • Lack of communication about sex between partners, especially when one partner has differing views on the use of pornography – either alone or together as a couple.
  • As the pornography use increases, one person or both in a relationship can become addicted. The addiction may persist untreated for years, leading to strong feelings of shame and denial that can contribute to divorce.
  • Over time, a person’s brain may become accustomed to getting aroused from pornography, and sex with a partner may lose its excitement, even to the point where the person cannot perform sexually at all unless pornography is present.

Additionally, a partner who has become addicted to pornography may retreat from social and family situations or have notable mood shifts – further contributing to relationship problems.

Pornography addiction is serious, complex and treated through professionals trained in identifying the factors associated with the addiction.
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