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But it is not usually the pathological narcissism that borders on sociopathy.
An intriguing new study in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy found that the more narcissistic people were, the more internet pornography they watched.
For both men and women ranging in age from 18 to 61 years, those who watched more porn scored higher on tests of general narcissism and sexual narcissism.
The researchers came up with their hypothesis based on more than just the narcissistic person’s self-centeredness and pleasure seeking nature.
Rather they argued that certain narcissistic traits have been shown to be linked to sexuality, such as the seeking of the ideal sexual fantasy, thrill seeking and the need for control.
They cite research findings supporting the following: “Sexual narcissism has been positively correlated with sexual sensation seeking, sexual preoccupation, sexual magazines and books, and sexual aggression….more control narcissists have over their sex object the more gratifying the object becomes to them…the internet is a narcissistic medium that allows individuals to act out sexual impulses of fantasy and grandiosity.” I believe the connection between narcissism and porn use is not just a direct result of the narcissistic personality traits.