The objective of this research is to more closely

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The objective of this research is to more closely examine the extent to which pornography use correlates with relationship satisfaction. It is hypothesized that couples who view pornography, individually or together, will indicate lower levels of relationship satisfaction compared to couples who do not use view pornography. MethodParticipantsParticipants will be drawn from the University of Central Florida student body, among various ages and majors. We will ask that professors distribute flyers with an online link to our questionnaires, as well as posting flyers in common areas of the campus. Additionally, we will recruit participants through online means, specifically and and point them to the same link we provide for university participants. Participants must be 18 years or older and be in a heterosexual romantic relationship of at least 6 months. It is estimated that the study requires about 500 participants to be carried out.Since the questionnaires contain personal information, we will forgo having the participants type in their name to consent and will instead provide a box to check to administer 8
Pornography Use and Relationship Satisfactiontheir consent. Before they consent, there will be a statement that their participation is voluntary and that they may withdraw at any time without consequence. MeasuresThe questionnaire will contain 65 questions which will inquire about basic demographic information, the role of pornography in the relationship, as well as measure levels of trust, expectations of fidelity, quality of sexual activity, and overall relationship satisfaction. Demographic Questions. Demographic questions will include age, gender, ethnicity, relationship status, sexual orientation, and religion.Pornography Use. For the purpose of this study, pornography will be defined as visual material depicting consenting adults engaging in sexual activity. Questions about pornography use will include questions about frequency of use, who in the relationships uses, whether material is viewed together, separately or both and whether the material watched is considered violent/nonviolent and degrading/non-degrading. Level of Trust. Ten questions including yes or no and open ended questions will assess the level of trust that the participant has in their partner. Participants will answer questions like, “do you trust your partner,” “to your knowledge, how often has your partner lied to you in the last month,” and “how often have you lied to you partner in the last month?”Expectation of Fidelity. Ten yes or no questions will assess the expectation of fidelity within the participants’ relationships. Participants will answer questions like, “do you think that your partner has been unfaithful,” “do you think your partner has considered being unfaithful,” “have you been unfaithful to your partner,” and “have you thought about cheating on your partner?”9
Pornography Use and Relationship SatisfactionQuality of Sexual Activity.

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