Porn and Relationships: Who’s to Blame?

Research on pornography overuse indicates that it can negatively impact intimate relationships — leading couples to question their bodies, question what is ‘normal’ and ‘expected’ sexual behaviour, and so on. In this article, relationship expert and sex therapist Marty Klein asks couples, and women in particular to shift blame from the porn to the person behaving badly perhaps as a result of watching porn. His approach is one of personal responsibility, and one that is perhaps designed to empower the upset partner, who often feels helpless to force change, and give them a language in which to address the problem in a different and more productive way.