It has been reported that 50% of couples watch porn together.  An even higher percentage of individuals watch porn alone.  Does it matter?

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While there have been many consequences of watching porn, one area that hasn’t been talked about very much is porn’s impact on relationships.  A recent study for the Wheatley Institution and the Austin Institute found that as couples increase their pornography use, there is a consistent decline in relationship stability, commitment, and relationship satisfaction.  In fact, the couples who did NOT consume pornography report the highest levels of relationship quality.

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