Married couples who view adult material double the risk of divorce

Daily Mail 22 August 2016
Family First Comment: “Assistant professor Dr Samuel Perry said: ‘Beginning pornography use between survey waves nearly doubled one’s likelihood of being divorced by the next survey period, from 6 per cent to 11 per cent, and nearly tripled it for women, from 6 per cent to 16 per cent. Our results suggest that viewing pornography, under certain social conditions, may have negative effects on marital stability.’”          

Married couples who watch pornography almost double their risk of divorce, researchers said yesterday.

While it was once seen as the preserve of husbands, it now seems that wives are almost as keen on watching it as men.

But viewing adult films or images comes at a price, with the researchers saying that women who start looking at porn while married are almost three times more likely to want a divorce.

Their report comes after statistics last year showed that as many as one in three women watches adult content at least once a week, with the majority viewing it on their mobile phones.

In the latest research, sociologists from the University of Oklahoma interviewed thousands of married adults regularly over several years.

They found that porn negatively affects those in a happy marriage, the newly married or those from a non-religious home.

But there was no increase in the probability of divorce among weekly church-goers because the social stigma of divorce was greater, showing ‘religion has a protective effect on marriage, even in the face of pornography use’.
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