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Till Porn Do Us Part? Married Couples Who Watch Porn Are More Likely To Divorce.

A new study titled “Till Porn Do Us Part?” has discovered that watching erotic movies has an adverse affect on marriages, whether it’s done by one or both partners. According to the finding, married couples who engage in pornography, have an increased chance of ending in divorce.

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An American Sociological Association study reported this week that porn is unhealthy for marriages, adding that American couples risk an even higher chances of breaking apart once sexually explicit movies come along.

“Our results suggest that viewing pornography, under certain social conditions, may have negative effects on marital stability,” said Samuel Perry, the study’s author and assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma.

He continued: “Beginning pornography use between survey waves nearly doubled one’s likelihood of being divorced by the next survey period, from 6 percent to 11 percent, and nearly tripled it for women, from 6 percent to 16 percent.

“Our results suggest that viewing pornography, under certain social conditions, may have negative effects on marital stability.” 

“Till Porn Do Us Part?” reveals that pornography has even more damaging effects on women than men, adding that age is also a huge factor in divorce rates, too.

The chances that watching sexually explicit movies will lead to divorce, gets weaker with age. This implies, according to the study, that “the younger a married adult begins to watch porn, the higher the probability they will get divorced”.

“Younger Americans tend to view pornography more often than older Americans, and older Americans generally have more stable marriages since they tend to be more mature, financially established, and likely already have more time invested in the relationship,” Perry said.

“So, we thought it made perfect sense that the effect of pornography use on divorce would grow weaker with age.”

The survey says it’s not yet verified, how much effect pornography can have on a religious couple, referring to “religious” as someone who goes to church weekly.

That is to say a churchgoer may watch porn and behave in a “worldly manner” however, secretly. But a true christian would have no need for such addictions, and if that temptation comes, it would be easier to handle.

“Our findings suggest that religion has a protective effect on marriage, even in the face of pornography use,” Perry said.

“Because religious groups stigmatize divorce and prioritize marital stability, it is likely that married Americans who are more religious will experience a greater combination of community pressure and internalized moral pressure to stay married, regardless of pornography’s effect on their marital quality.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pledged to make enforcement of anti-pornography laws a priority if he is elected this November, Newsmax wrote.

Eurekalert concludes that in terms of the study’s implications, the researchers said their findings could help couples make more informed decisions about factors that may affect their marriages, but emphasized that they are not suggesting a policy revision is in order.

“We have no desire to push a ‘ban pornography’ agenda on the grounds that it can be harmful to marriages,” Perry said.

“Neither one of us is on a moral crusade. We think information is helpful, and Americans should be aware of the potential consequences of pornography under certain circumstances.”

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