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How Porn Positively and Negatively Affects Your Sex Life

by Rich Emrett
How Porn Positively and Negatively Affects Your Sex Life

 

For a long time, everyone was going on and on about how harmful porn was. Conservatives ate this shit up and shoved it down their kids’ throats. Massively religious people will tell you that you shouldn’t masturbate. Even more people these days will tell you not to watch porn. Why? It desensitizes you. It makes it harder to keep a hard on or cum because your girlfriend isn’t a porn star. While this may be true for some guys, not all scientists are convinced.

When it comes to the actual effect porn has on you and your partner, the truth is, no one really knows. Results of scientific research vary a ton. Here are 5 confusing, scary, positive, negative, and contradictory ways porn may or may not affect your sex life according to scientists.

  1. It helps men with erectile dysfunction.

So porn isn’t all bad. According to a recent study in Sexual Medicine by UCLA and Concordia University, a sample of 280 men who watched plenty of porn had no problem with erectile dysfunction. A lot of them reported wanting to go have sex with their partner after watching porn, and others found porn actually helped with preexisting ED.

  1. It makes men no longer desire real-life sex.

Still, there is some weird shit going on. A survey of Japanese teens found about 17 percent of them weren’t interested in real-life sex anymore. Two years later, it was a shocking 36 percent. These results basically showed that these guys were satisfied enough with just porn to avoid real-life sexual pursuits.

  1. It causes erectile dysfunction and delayed ejaculation.

Wait, what? You just said it helped with ED! Well, unfortunately, other studies found that guys did have erectile dysfunction and delayed ejaculation due to watching too much porn. They said they had a hard time getting turned on by their real-life partners. At first porn got them excited about sex, but eventually they began to prefer porn more than real-life sex.

  1. It encourages physical and verbal abuse of women.Porn encourages physical and verbal abuse of women

According to a study in Violence Against Women, out of 300 porn videos, 88 percent had women being physically abused and 49 percent had women being verbally abused. Does this actually translate to real life, though? The jury’s out.

  1. Couple’s porn can improve your sex life.

Watching porn videosSome research shows that watching porn with your partner improves your sex life. It allows you to share your fantasies and spice up your real-life sex life. Go porn!

The Takeaway

You just can’t generalize when it comes to porn. As far as research goes at this point, we just don’t know what effect it has on the overall population. The advice psychologists consistently give is to watch it in moderation. Just like anything else, you can get addicted to porn, let it take over your life, and stand to lose a lot. But it can also be mega sexy, fun, and relaxing. Like most guilty pleasures, it’s best enjoyed when shared. Curl up by your laptop, put on your favorite porn, and get it on – with or without your partner. Just don’t let it turn into an eight-hour chafe-filled fapping session.

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