The Impact of Internet Pornography on Married Women: A Psychodynamic Perspective

by Susan Cebulko

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface


Chapter 1: Introduction


Chapter 2: Literature Review

History of the Literature on Pornography

Current Research on Pornography

Social Feminist Theory

Analytic Feminist Theory

Object Relations Theory

Self-Psychology

Feminine Masochism

Effects on Wives of Husbands’ Preoccupation with Pornography

Relevant Literature on Affairs

Roman Catholic Teachings on Sex and Sexuality

Definitions of Pornography

Statement of Assumptions


Chapter 3: Methodology

Introduction

Participant Recruitment

Description of Participants

Data Collection

Data Analysis

Qualitative

Quantitative

Limitations and Generalizability

Protection of the Rights of Participants

Research Strategy


Chapter 4: Introduction to the results


Chapter 5: In the beginning

Introduction

Family of Origin

Experience of Pornography

Separate Lives

Collecting Evidence

Small Confrontations

Excuses

“It’s My fault”

“Alluring Power”

Dealing With It

Forgiveness and Hope

Summary


Chapter 6: Temporary Peace

Introduction

Collecting Evidence

Covering for Him

Keep Talking

Tolerance

Vigilance

Forgiveness and Hope

Summary


Chapter 7: Something is definitely up

Introduction

Big Confrontation

Idle Threats

Babysitter

Desperate Solutions

Consequences

Seeking Help

Forgiveness and Hope

Summary


Chapter 8: The Big Discovery

Introduction

Major Betrayal

Raw Emotions

“I Don’t Know Him: He Doesn’t Know Me”

Confrontation

Cyber Detective

Consequences

“I Know: I Don’t Know”

Dealing With It

Forgiveness and Hope

Summary


Chapter 9: COSA Women

Introduction

A New Language

COSA as Ritual

Work Your Own Program

“I’m No Longer Isolated”

Abundance of Information

Marriage Enhancement

Forgiveness and Hope

Summary


Chapter 10: Summary of the Results

In The Beginning

Temporary Peace

Something Is Definitely Up

The Big discovery

COSA Women


Chapter 11: Theoretical Implications

Introduction

Brief Summary of Findings

Findings

Finding #1Reoccurring Cycle

Finding #2Childhood Trauma

Finding #3Overlooking Evidence

Finding #4 Sexual Desire

Finding #5 Survey Results versus Interview Data

Finding #6 Men’s Sexual Conduct

Finding #7 COSA Women and SAA Men

Finding #8 Repeated References to Forgiveness and Hope

Finding #9 Corresponding Vertical Splits

Discussion of Survey Results

Comparison to Existing Theory from the Literature Review

Object Relations Theory

Self Psychology

Capacity for Intimacy

COSA Women and SAA Men

Forgiveness and Hope

Summary of Theoretical Implications

Clinical Implications

Social Implications

Areas for Future Research


Chapter 12: Postscript


Appendices

References

Index


 

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