It may come as a shock to some that their partner has been watching adult videos in secret. Some are left reeling and asking why their partner would do such a thing. Colin Hesse and Kory Floyd had a theory which they sought to test out. They wanted to see if it was related to affection exchange theory. Basically, Hesse and Floyd wanted to see if people were replacing the lack of affection in their relationships with adult videos. They gave a survey to 357 participants ,about half men and half women. They found that indeed, people were using porn as a substitute for affection. Those surveyed reported using adult videos and masturbation as a means to release sexual tension, form parasocial relationships and to escape being lonely.
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