Social Media Pornography consumption in Achieving Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships


The increasing rate in pornography consumption has been ascribed to the users’ access to communication devices such as social media platforms. The ultimate aim of this study was to find out whether consuming pornography on social media serves as a means of satisfying romantic desires. With the aid of the Uses and Gratifications Theory, the study adopted a quantitative methodology in investigating the phenomenon. Findings revealed that watching pornography helps the male gender earn more pleasure in their romantic relationship while it equally prevents them from cheating on their partners. The study also revealed that romantic partners receive gratifications from watching pornography on social media. Our findings also revealed that the frequency at which individuals or romantic partners watch pornography also has a significant influence on the satisfaction received with their romantic relationship desires.



social media, pornography consumption, romantic relationships, uses and gratifications, relationship satisfaction